Lisa Armstrong is determined to put her year from hell behind her as she heads back to Los Angeles determined to start 2019 on a high – with a little help from Simon Cowell, according to reports.
After the 42-year-old make-up artist was axed from Britain’s Got Talent ahead of her ex husband Ant McPartlin’s return to work following his drink drive arrest in March and stint in rehab, her former boss has promised to put work her way in the US.
A source told Closer magazine: “Lisa has been to hell and back this year and it seems as though things just keep getting worse and worse.
“She has decided to head back to Los Angeles in January, where she can enjoy the sun and practice some much-needed self-care, living a healthy lifestyle, and also have meeting about exciting career opportunities.
“She’s heartbroken about losing her job, but she want to start the New Year on a high.”
Lisa, who has just finished working as a make-up artist on the latest series of Strictly Come Dancing, will no doubt want to be far away as Ant, 43, returns to filming in January.
After admitting she was “gutted” about getting dropped from Britain’s Got Talent after a decade working behind the scenes on the show, the source claims Simon Cowell has stepped in to help her find work in the US instead.
The insider continues: “Simon’s promised to put some work her way when she is back in LA.
“He’s even talked about bringing her onto the America’s Got Talent team. He knows that Lisa is very well respected and good at what she does and he likes rewarding talent.
“Lisa has insisted she’ll pull in all the favours she can.”
Lisa fled to the US earlier this year, spending two months in California staying with her friend Craig Bobby. She said after her visited that her time in LA and the healthy lifestyle she adopted there helped her to “look after” herself.
Meanwhile Ant, who is now dating his former PA Anne-Marie Corbett, will return to work alongside Declan Donnelly as they begin filming auditions for Britain’s Got Talent in the New Year.
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