Ant McPartlin opens up about new girlfriend Anne-Marie as he returns to work

Ant opens up about relationship with Anne-Marie for the first time

Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly

by Darryl White |
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Ant McPartlin returns to work this week with co-star Declan Donnelly after some time off following a stint in rehab.

Ant split with wife Lisa Armstrong at the end of 2017 shortly followed by his drink-drive arrest in March 2018. After 10-months in recovery, Ant has now finally returned back to work filming this year’s series of Britians Got Talent.

In a recent interview Ant opened up about girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett describing her as “a beautiful soul” and was the reason for a “fundamental change” in his life.

Speaking to The Sun, Ant said, “Anne-Marie honestly is the fundamental reason for the great change in my life.”

"She’s been my rock. She’s a beautiful soul. We’re very happy. I’m in the best place I’ve been in my life, to be honest with you. It’s great."

Anne-Marie was a good friend to estranged wife Lisa Armstrong whom invited Anne into their family home. When Ant and Anne-Marie went public about their relationship back in June, Lisa claimed Anne-Marie betrayed her by entering a relationship with the presenter.

Ant has finally set the record straight about Lisa’s claims saying, “ That’s absolute rubbish.


GALLERY: Ant McPartlin and Lisa Armstrong

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Ant & Lisa 1998

Ant McPartlin and Lisa Armstrong met at a pop concert at Newcastle City Hall in 1994. In one of their VERY early red carpet appearances, Ant and Lisa are super young and sweet with their pals Dec Donnelley and his girlfriend Claire Buckfield.

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Ant & Lisa 2001

As Ant and Dec's career started to soar, Lisa and Claire joined their boyfriends on the red carpet of the National Television Awards. They were pretty much the original #squadgoals

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Ant & Lisa 2002

Ant and Lisa looked carefree as they were papped out and about in Australia while Ant filmed I'm A Celebrity. Check out those painfully noughties outfits too!

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Ant & Lisa 2005

Ant proposed to Lisa while on holiday in Dubai on April 26 2005. They looked SO loved up.

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Ant & Lisa 2006

Lisa and Ant were the very picture of happiness when they married on July 22 2006, in Taplow, Buckinghamshire. Guests included Philip Schofield and Nicky Clarke. Dec didn't turn up... (ONLY JOKING, OBVS)

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Ant & Lisa 2010

Ant and Lisa celebrated Valentine's Day with a trip to the theatre. Do we need to say who joined them on date night?

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Ant & Lisa 2015

It was best mate Dec's turn to get married (to Ali Astal), and Ant and Lisa clearly looked chuffed for their friend's romance.

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Ant & Lisa 2016

The squad look all grown up and sophisticated at (yet another) NTA ceremony. Who would have thought that trouble was just around the corner?

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Ant & Lisa 2016

In some of the last photos of the pair together, were cracks starting to appear?

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Ant & Lisa 2018

Ant released a statement saying that he and Lisa were separating in January 2018. A couple of months later, he was charged with diving while under the influence of alcohol.

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Ant & Lisa 2018

Lisa is living her best life as a makeup artist on Strictly Come Dancing, and she has shared photos of a sizzling hot new look.

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Ant & Lisa 2018

Ant has been pictured looking happy and healthy after a stint in rehab. He is also dating personal assistant Anne-Marie Corbett.

“I don’t feel the need to defend Anne-Marie but I will say you’ve got to be careful judging other people’s relationships or what you think is the truth that’s been put out there.”

“She is the most wonderful true woman. And the way we are and when people see us together they’ll see how honest and kind and happy we make each other.”

Ant added that “something changed” with his relationship with girlfriend Anne-Marie after the two had professional ties together.

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“We’ve worked together for many years. But something changed. She was single, I was single. We weren’t even looking for anybody else.

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“We were going through turmoil. It was the last thing on either of our minds to get into a relationship. But there we were and we were like, ‘This felt so good, why deny it’.”

“Do you know, she’s always looked after me. But something changed where it went from a professional relationship. She’s still brilliant at her job, the best at what she does.

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