And Declan Donnelly’s presenting partner and the professional makeup artist were set to come face to face when they returned to work on the Britain’s Got Talent auditions on Monday.
But according to a fresh report, Lisa Armstrong has been moved to work on BGT’s ITV2 spin-off show, where she is less likely to bump into her estranged husband.
And although both shows are filmed at the same location, it is claimed that Lisa will be in the studios at a different time than Ant McPartlin, helping Britain’s Got More Talent presenter Stephen Mulhern.
A source said: “Lisa has worked on BGT for years and is keen to continue as normal.
“She has friends there and enjoys being part of the show.
“She’s generally done Stephen’s make-up and helped other people but this year the plan is for her to work exclusively on the spin-off,” the insider told The Sun.
Ant McPartlin and Lisa Armstong met in 1994 at a pop concert in Newcastle [Getty ]
And according to the source, everyone is on board with the move, which should help to keep the peace backstage.
“They are all keen to keep things civilised with Ant.
“It should certainly mean less awkward encounters”, the insider told the publication.
And the former couple – who have been together for a total of 23 years – could be legally divorced in a matter of months.
It’s reported that Ant could hand over £31million of his fortune when he officially separates from his wife.
The I’m A Celebrity presenter is apparently prepared to part with the huge sum to end their marriage on good terms.