Fans clamour for newly single Ant McPartlin to get together with Scarlett Moffatt

Bit soon?

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Ant McPartlin may have only just announced his split from his wife but that hasn’t stopped fans playing matchmaker.

This month the Geordie star confirmed his marriage to Lisa Armstrong was over, finally ending speculation about the couple.

In a statement, the 42-year-old’s rep said: “Ant is very sad to announce that, after 11 years, he is ending his marriage to Lisa.”

But while some fans are still reeling from the confirmation, others have been quick to speculate about a possible romance in the air.

Viewers of the National Television Awards last week thought they saw some sparks fly between the I’m A Celeb host and former jungle queen Scarlett Moffatt.

The Gogglebox star has been friends with Ant and co-host Dec ever since appearing in the Aussie outback in 2016.

But fans are wondering if there could ever be more to their relationship after Scarlett went up on stage alongside the Saturday Night Takeaway hosts to collect the Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award, which was given to the show.

One viewer tweeted: “Ant McPartlin is defo seeing Scarlett Moffatt – defo saw a connection or something last night…”

Another added: “Watch this space….. Ant and Scarlett #couple #Ithinkso”

“Here’s a suggestion. Ant McPartlin and Scarlett Moffatt should get together. What a beautiful couple,” wrote a third.

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But they might be left disappointed after Ant’s rep denied claims of a romance to the Daily Mail.

The 27-year-old has previously spoken about how Ant and Dec helped her during her time in the jungle.

She told The Daily Star: “They just said, ‘be you,’ which coming from them, when they are my absolute heroes, gives me the confidence to just be me.

“If they have faith in me, I must be doing something half decent.”

Ant is not the only man Scarlett has been linked with recently as she was seen supporting Love Island star Kem Cetinay on Dancing on Ice.

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And fellow islander Olivia Attwood did little to dampen the rumours after writing in her New magazine column earlier this month: ”

“I don’t know the truth but I guess Scarlett being there was a little bit random.

“Unless they have become really good friends? Whether that is a cover for the fact that they might be dating, I don’t know, it was all a bit odd.”