Lisa Armstrong looks delighted during stroll with dog Hurley as her ex Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly look glum after revealing ONE YEAR break from presenting
Ant McPartlin’s estranged wife Lisa Armstrong cracked a smile as she walked along with the former couple’s dog Hurley in London on Friday.
The 42-year-old makeup artist couldn’t hide her delight as she took the pooch for a walk before loading him into the car.
The blonde’s low-key appearance comes as her ex and Declan Donnelly looked glum when they were pictured for the first time since announcing they are taking a break from presenting TV together.
Beaming: Ant’s estranged wife Lisa Armstrong cracked a smile as she walked along with the former couple’s dog Hurley in London on Friday
Former Deuce singer Lisa looked effortlessly chic in a black batwing top, teamed with a pair of denim skinny jeans and tan brown boots.
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Keeping her blonde hair tied back in a sleek up-do, Lisa showed off her gorgeous LA tan with cool aviator sunglasses.
Earlier that day, Ant and Dec, both 42, were pictured separately, following Ant’s announcement that he is taking a year off and hit show Saturday Night Takeaway has been cancelled until 2020.
Separated: Declan Donnelly (left) and Ant McPartlin (right) looked glum when they were pictured for the first time since announcing they are taking a break from presenting together
Stylish: The 42-year-old makeup artist couldn’t hide her smile as she took the pooch for a walk before loading him into the car
Delight: The former Deuce singer looked effortlessly chic in a black batwing top, teamed with a pair of denim skinny jeans and tan brown boots
All in the details: The blonde added a touch of daytime glamour to her look with a chic monochrome scarf
Dec looked down as he was pictured taking the tube in West London, hours after the announcement, alongside his heavily pregnant wife, talent manager Ali Astall. Her growing bump was clear to see as she nears her due date.
Ant was also pictured enjoying a walk with another friend, with a hot beverage in hand, failing to raise a smile.
A source previously told The Mirror that both he and Dec were ‘in tears’ during a chat about the star taking time out.
Energetic: Hurley himself looked to be having a whale of a time, as he dragged his owner down the street on their walk
Relaxed: Keeping her blonde hair tied back in a sleek up-do, Lisa showed off her gorgeous LA tan with cool aviator sunglasses
Tickets please: Dec, 42, was pictured heading out on a shopping trip with his heavily pregnant wife, Ali Astall (left) on Thursday, but seemed a little under the weather
Natural: Ali looked incredible in her tight white top as she showed off her changing shape
They said: ‘It was very emotional and there were a few tears as they talked it all through. Dec totally understands and supports Ant. He wants him better and fighting for next year.’
Ant will not present I’m A Celebrity… this year and it’s unknown whether Dec will present the show on this own or with a stand-in.
Scarlett Moffatt, 28, has emerged as the bookies’ favourite to take on the role of co-host for this year’s series of I’m A Celeb.
Something on his mind: Dec looked down as he was pictured inside a store after it was revealed that Ant broke down when he told him he needed more time off in an emotional chat
Best thing: Neither 42-year-old Ant & Dec nor ITV wanted to compromise the quality of Saturday Night Takeaway and therefore felt it was better to rest the series next year
Production and filming for Saturday Night Takeaway series in February would normally have already started, and continue throughout 2018 and early 2019.
Neither Ant & Dec nor ITV wanted to compromise the quality of the show and therefore felt it was better to rest the series next year.
They will instead bring the show back in 2020, bigger and better than ever.
The Geordie hosts have been friends since they met on ITV show, Byker Grove, playing PJ and Duncan in 1989, before forging a successful TV and music career.
They live down the road from one another in West London and regularly holiday together, showing just how close they are.
Brave: Declan said in a statement that he’s ‘sad to be without his best friend’
He’ll be missed: Ant will not present I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in November this year
Ant said in a statement to MailOnline: ‘My recovery is going very well and for that to continue having spoken to Dec and ITV, I have made the decision to take the rest of the year off.’
He continued: ‘I’d like to thank both Dec and ITV for their continued support and I look forward to getting back to work in the new year.’
Dec added: ‘Whilst I am obviously sad at the thought of being without my best friend in Australia this year, I am proud of the work Ant has been doing privately and I am fully supportive of his decision.
‘I’m looking forward to us both being reunited on screen in 2019.’
Co-host? The news comes just hours after Scarlett Moffatt emerged as the bookies’ favourite to take on the role of co-host for this year’s series of I’m A Celeb
ITV Director of Television Kevin Lygo said: ‘ITV is completely supportive of Ant taking as much time as he needs in his recovery and of this mutual decision to rest Takeaway in 2019.
‘Ant is clearly making good progress and we wish him all the very best and look forward to him returning to ITV next year. An announcement on I’m A Celebrity plans will be made in due course.’
Ant announced his split from his wife, make-up artist Lisa in January, and has found romance with her former PA and pal Anne-Marie Corbett.
Woes: Last year, the host confirmed his battle with drink and drug addiction and was convicted of drink driving (Ant pictured outside Wimbledon Magistrates Court)
Lisa continues to wear her wedding ring and has largely kept a dignified silence following the split.
Troubled presenter Ant first sought rehab treatment in June 2017 after becoming addicted to prescription drugs and alcohol following a botched knee surgery in 2015.
He entered rehab for a second time in March after he was involved in a three-car collision in Richmond and was discovered to be over the limit behind the wheel.
Ant pleaded guilty to drink-driving in April and he received a record-breaking £86,000 fine, as well as a 20-month ban from driving.
Scarlett Moffatt is currently in pole position for the position of co-host on I’m A Celebrity, with Paddy Power giving her odds of 5/6.
Coral bookmakers also have Scarlett as a hot favourite to be named as this years presenter with 3/1 odds, narrowly tipped by Stephen Mulhern with 2/1 odds.
Tough time: Ant has been battling personal woes including dealing with the end of his marriage to wife of 11 years, Lisa Armstrong (pictured in 2007)
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