Lisa Armstrong SACKED as Saturday Night Takeaway makeup artist

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by Emma Dodds |
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Ant McPartlin's estranged wife Lisa Armstrong has reportedly been sacked from her job as a makeup artist on Saturday Night Takeaway

It's hard not to feel a huge amount of sympathy for Lisa Armstrong - not only has she split up from someone who is quite possibly the love of her life, but now she's losing work because of it, too.

As a TV makeup artist, Lisa has worked on quite a few of the shows that Ant has been presenting on - for example, Britain's Got Talent.

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She was reportedly bumped from working on the show earlier this year after the split, and moved over to Britain's Got More Talent.

But now, Lisa has been apparently axed from working on Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway after producers thought it would be "too awkward."

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Lisa, who also works on Strictly Come Dancing, previously worked as the makeup artist for Stephen Mulhern who is a close friend of hers and also hosts the show.

But sadly, she has not been invited back for the new series which begins on Saturday.

Apparently, Ant had nothing to do with the decision according to a source who told The Sun: "She works with Stephen a lot and they’re close, just as he’s close with Ant and Dec. But because of the set-up at the studios it would be impossible for Lisa and Ant to avoid spending lots of time in the same room.

"Ant would never have asked for her to leave but in the circumstances the production team just felt it could be difficult so felt they couldn’t invite her back on.

"Producers just felt having her back this year would be awkward."

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They added that Lisa was "very popular and very professional" among the Saturday Night Takeaway team, but that it was a "very sensitive situation" that show bosses "didn't want to inflame."

Oh dear...

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