Ant McPartlin’s estranged wife Lisa Armstrong has hit back at reports suggesting that she won’t be returning to her job on Strictly Come Dancing following her marriage split.
Lisa, who has been working as a make-up artist on TV shows for 15 years, has been subject to rumours that she may not be returning to some of her previous jobs.
But she’s now shut down those rumours through the power of Twitter, saying: “Just for the record I’ve worked and got my own work for the last 15 years in my own name! #justsaying #businessasusual #stopmakingstuffup x”
And when one of her followers said that they hope she’ll be back for this year’s series of Strictly, she replied: “Of course that’s my job and has been for the past 11 years!! xx”
Lisa and Ant announced that they were divorcing in January of this year after 11 years of marriage.
They had been in a relationship for more than 20 years and married in July 2006.
At the time, Ant’s representatives told Digital Spy: “In response to the recent speculation in the media, Ant is very sad to announce that, after 11 years, he is ending his marriage to Lisa McPartlin.
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“Ant asks for privacy at this difficult time, for both himself, Lisa and their immediate families. No further statement will be made.”
Strictly Come Dancing will be back for its new series in September and the rumours about who’s taking part are already flying.
This will be the first series without professional dancer Brendan Cole but he’s made it clear that he has no hard feelings towards any of his former co-stars by recording a special message for them.
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“This is a message to all of my Strictly Come Dancing friends who are back in the studio today as day one of series 16 – guys, wishing you the very best for the brand new season,” he said.
“For the new guys, congratulations on joining the show. You’re going to have a ball. To my old friends, I miss you lots but I can’t wait to see and hear what you’ve been up to. We’ll catch up very, very soon. Lots of love.”
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