Lisa Armstrong: ‘I won’t go down without a fight’

Lisa Armstrong

by Anna Matheson |
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Lisa Armstrong has insisted she'll be divorcing ex Ant McPartlin on her terms

Her 11-year marriage collapsed in January and then Lisa Armstrong faced further heartache when Ant McPartlin’s new relationship with former PA and pal Anne-Marie Corbett was exposed earlier this summer.

And as the divorce proceedings continue, reports claimed last week that Lisa and Ant are close to reaching a decision about the divorce.

And insiders say that while Lisa, 41, is preparing for a new future, she wants to feel she has some control.

A source tells Closer: “Ant is keen to get the divorce sorted quickly and while Lisa wants to move on with her life too, she wants to do this divorce on her terms."

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CONFIRMED - Malique Thompson-Dwyer

I'm A Celeb bosses were keen to sign Hollyoaks star Malique Thompson-Dwyer, who plays Theo McQueen, after he won Best On-Screen Partnership at The British Soap Awards.The 20-year-old actor who won the award alongside his onscreen brother Theo Graham, aka Hunter McQueen, is said to be excited about the reality TV show."Jungle producers were keen to snap up a young star with a fresh following to tune into the show."Malique is over the moon about the gig and has been hitting up the gym already to make sure his body is as buff as possible by the time he goes to Oz," a source told The Sun.They added: "He knows this is a huge opportunity and wants to make sure it's as fruitful as possible."He's a city lad, so will find it tough living without his creature comforts, but he's up for a challenge."We wonder how he'll take a short break from Hollyoaks so he can head down under...

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CONFIRMED - Harry Redknapp

Former England football manager Harry Redknapp is also joining this year's I'm a Celebrity lineup set to take on a series of gruelling Bushtucker trials.

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CONFIRMED - Fleur East

Former X Factor contestant Fleur East was spotted in Brisbane Airport, ready to join the jungle. The singer first found fame in 2005 when she took part in the TV talent show as part of group Addictiv Ladies.

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CONFIRMED - Nick Knowles

Everybody's favourite handyman, DIY SOS star Nick Knowles, is confirmed to be joining camp!

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Nadiya Hussain

Nadiya Hussain told Lorraine that she'd be tempted by a stint in the I'm a Celebrity jungle - and she wouldn't mind being camp cook or eating icky things. She won Great British Bake Off and has since gone on to be a TV presenter and author.

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Kieran Hayler

We've seen Katie Price in the jungle twice and now her estranged husband, Kieran Hayler, is said to be negotiating a big money fee to appear on the show."Kieran's had a real bashing these last few months from Katie - doing I'm A Celebrity would be his chance to shine away from her. He's been in contact with the show's bosses and has been bragging to his mates about being in this series," a source told The Sun."Kieran wants a big money deal and has told his mates he won't be doing it for a pittance. Now he's getting buff again too he's been saying it's because he wants to look his best in the jungle," the source continued.

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Emily Atack

She played Will McKenzie's love interest in the Inbetweeners from 2008 to 2010 but it looks like we might see Emily Atack back on our screens as it's been reported that she's taking part in I'm A Celeb this year.According to TV sources, the actress is hoping that by going into the jungle it'll give her "some stability in the UK" as the ITV show has "lots of coverage".The insider went on to tell The Sun: "I'm A Celeb approached Emily a while ago and she jumped at the chance."She knows being on the show will massively up her profile and hopes it will be a major turning point for her career."Bosses are thrilled she is on board because she's absolutely stunning."

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Shayne Ward

Shayne Ward hit back at fat-shamers over his "dad bod" earlier this year but we'd love to see him under the jungle shower. Following his heartbreaking exit from Coronation Street, ITV bosses are apparently desperate to sign Shayne. An insider told The Sun: "Shayne has built up a huge and loyal fan base at Corrie and his exit storyline has been talked about up and down the country."But behind the scenes he's also considered one of the nicest men in soap with a quirky sense of humour that would work well in the jungle camp."

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Charlotte Dawson

Our favourite Celebs Go Dating contestant EVER and daughter of comedy leg-end Les Dawson is said to be heading Down Under.

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Olivia Attwood

Love Island's Olivia Attwood is said to be in talks with ITV bosses about a slot on the popular show.

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Christine McGuinness

Paddy McGuinness' wife is said to be high on ITV bosses' wish list who hope she'll lift the lid on her marriage secrets following Paddy's boozy night out with Nicole Appleton which caused waves for the pair.

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Gemma Collins

We will never give up hope that Gemma Collins will return to the jungle. Never!

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Brendan Cole

Brendan wascruelly booted from Strictly Come Dancing this year which means there's a hole in his work schedule this winter. Very strong possibility that this rumour will come true.

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Frankie Bridge

Frankie Bridge took on Strictly in 2014, could she follow in her husband's footsteps with a stint in the jungle?

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Ronnie O’Sullivan

The snoooker champ is widely being tipped to be in the jungle this year. Neutral feelings.

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Michael Le Vell

Coronation Street's Michael Le Vell was declared bankruptearlier this year so perhaps a stint in I'm A Celeb... would help top up his coffers.

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Catherine Tyldesley

Catherine Tyldesley is quitting Coronation Street after seven years on the cobbles. Going Down Under would show the public she's more than just Eva Price.

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Faye Brooks

Another Corrie star being tipped for the jungle, doing time in the jungle would give Faye Brooks the chance to open up about her sex tape horrorand maybe talk about her longterm relationship with Gareth Gates.

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Chloe Madeley

Fitness fanatic Chloe Madeley could keep the camp's spirits up by leading some workouts. She [showed us her fitness tips ](http://Chloe Madeley)and we're big fans.

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Katie McGlynn

Katie McGlynn is yet another Coronation Street being tipped for I'm A Celeb. Surely one of them will make it in?

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James Argent

Towie's James Argent could follow his love Gemma Collins into the jungle. Hopefully he'd last a little longer in there than she did.

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Rita Simmons

Former EastEnders star Rita Simons, who played Roxy Mitchell, is reportedly 'in talks' to appear on the 2018 series. A TV insider said: "Rita was one of the most recognisable faces in soap before her character was tragically axed. She is yet to venture into the world of reality TV so it will be a massive coup for ITV to secure her.

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Georgia Steel

Love Island 2018 star Georgia Steel has fuelled I'm A Celebrity rumours after telling the Express: "I would love an opportunity like that as I think it would be amazing!" She added: "Very scary though. Of course, anything is possible…"

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Anne Hegerty

Anne Hegerty is used to a challenge, often putting contestants through their paces as The Governess on The Chase. But how will she fair in the I'm A Celeb jungle?

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James McVey

Hearthrob and member of boyband The Vamps is reported to be jetting off to Oz for I'm A Celeb this year. "James is certain to cause excitement with his topless shower scenes and even though he has a girlfriend, producers are still hoping for a jungle romance," a source told The Sun.

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The source continued: "Although Ant has insisted his romance with Anne-Marie started after he and Lisa ended their marriage, Lisa still feels he betrayed their vows. She was heartbroken about their split and won’t forget the humiliation it’s caused. She won't go down without a fight."

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