Lisa Armstrong reportedly AXED as make-up artist for BGT
10th December 2018

Lisa Armstrong ‘is AXED as a make-up artist on Britain’s Got Talent’ amid claims it was ‘untenable’ for her to work with ex Ant McPartlin… as presenter prepares for comeback

Lisa Armstrong has reportedly been axed as a make-up artist for Britain’s Got Talent after 10 years with the show. 

The 42-year-old will not be returning to the ITV series as her ex, Ant McPartlin, is returning to work following a year off following a drink driving crash in March.

According to The Mirror, it was ‘untenable’ for the former flames to work in such close quarters again when filming of the series resumes. 

Cut: Lisa Armstrong, 42, has reportedly been axed as a make-up artist from Britain’s Got Talent after 10 years with the show

A source told the publication that Lisa has been axed to ensure Ant’s return ‘goes smoothly with no unnecessary distractions.’

They added: ‘Although everyone is very fond of Lisa, it was clearly untenable to carry on working together.


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‘Ant and Dec are two of the most senior people on the show, sometimes these tough decisions have to be made.’

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Lisa and Ant for comment.  

TV: According to reports, Lisa will not be returning to the show as her ex, Ant McPartlin, is returning to work following a year off following a drink driving crash in March

Lisa’s friends reportedly said that she was not surprised to be leaving the series with Ant set to return.

They told the publication: ‘Lisa was officially told last week but knew it was coming for months.’ 

They added that because she is a freelancer, she does not have the same protections as a full-time employee.

Lisa is a former member of pop band Deuce and has previously served as make-up expert for ITV’s This Morning and was make-up supervisor for quiz show Pick Me. 

Former flames: A source told The Mirror that Lisa has been axed to ensure Ant’s return ‘goes smoothly with no unnecessary distractions’

Not a shock: Lisa’s friends reportedly said that she was not surprised to be leaving the series with Ant set to return

According to The Sun, Ant will be back filming Britain’s Got Talent in January and is also expected to return to I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! next November.

It was also confirmed in August that Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway would be back on screens in 2020. 

A source said: ‘Ant has completed his recovery and ITV has decided he is ready to be back at work for Britain’s Got Talent filming, which starts next month.

‘It’s been an incredible difficult two-year period but he has been entirely focused on turning his life around in order to return to work.’

Lisa and Ant married in July 2006 and announced they were divorcing in January 2018.

The divorce was granted on October 16. 

Comeback: Ant will be back filming Britain’s Got Talent in January and is also expected to return to I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! next November

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