Lisa Armstrong at PupAid 2018

Lisa Armstrong ‘fears Ant McPartlin will propose to new girlfriend this Christmas’

It's yet another blow to the make-up artist

Whatever you’ve asked for this Christmas, it probably didn’t involve watching your ex publicly moving on with his new partner.

Lisa Armstrong is said to be “cut up” over reports that Ant McPartlin is planning to propose to Anne-Marie Corbett over the festive period – with insiders adding that she is “nowhere near being over Ant”.

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This family snap from happier times remains up on Lisa’s Instagram profile (Credit: lisaamkup Instagram)

According to Bella magazine, the make-up artist is worried how quickly her ex – who she was with for more than 20 years before they split at the beginning of this year – is moving on with his former PA.

Their insider says: “It would break Lisa, especially as she’s nowhere near being over Ant. She’s still so cut up about the end of her marriage, and while she’s better than she was, she often struggles.

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Ant has moved on with his former PA Anne-Marie (credit: Splashnews)

“She has good days and bad days, but unlike other people in the same situation, she has had to share her pain with the world.”

Despite Lisa’s fears, another report claims an engagement is unlikely to happen just yet, as the final paperwork for Ant’s divorce – the decree absolute – is not yet through.

The TV presenter is said to be returning to BGT in the new year (credit: ITV)

Similarly, mum-of-two Anne-Marie, 43, is reportedly still married to her ex-partner, too.

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It follows a rough week for Lisa, 42, who admitted to fans that she was “gutted” to be axed from her job on Britain’s Got Talent, where she’s been a make-up artist for 12 years.

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Lisa is just finishing up work on this series of Strictly (credit: lisaamkup Instagram)

The star – who is currently working on this year’s Strictly Come Dancing – confirmed she’d been removed from the hit show, shortly after a story revealed Ant was returning from his TV hiatus in January for filming of the ITV show.

A fan tweeted Lisa: “What the actual [bleep]! Babe keep that head held high, 2019 will have better and bigger things for you! Sending you lots of love & positive vibes.”

Lisa replied: “I know babe, gutted after 12 years.”

Another follower tweeted: “Sorry like @lisaAmakeup being axed is just [BLEEP] ridiculous!! Why should she be punished?!” Lisa replied: “Exactly hun.”

And when another follower commented: “I really hope it was your decision to move on to better projects,” Lisa responded: “Nope.”

A source previously told The Mirror that show bosses felt it would be “untenable” for the exes to work together despite everyone being “fond” of the veteran crew member.

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