Who is Ant McPartlin?
Anthony David “Ant” McPartlin, OBE, first came to prominence on kids’ TV show Byker Grove.
The Geordie, who was born on November 18, 1975, in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, is best known as one half of the TV presenting duo Ant & Dec.
The English television presenter, producer and actor stands at 5 foot 8 inches tall.
He is known for his small stature along with best pal Declan Donnelly, who is 5ft 6 inches.
Other notable highlights of McPartlin’s career alongside Donnelly include presenting PokerFace, Push the Button, Pop Idol, and Red or Black?, being hosts of charity appeal Text Santa, and also performing as pop music duo PJ & Duncan. McPartlin’s first appearance on television was on the children’s workshop programme Why Don’t You?, but his big break came when he rose to prominence playing the character of PJ in the CBBC series Byker Grove. It was during his time on the programme that he first met Declan Donnelly, who was cast in the part of Duncan. The pair formed a close friendship on the programme, both socially and professionally, with the men performing as their characters until their departure from the programme in 1993. During their tenure, the pair created a number of hit records under the label of “PJ & Duncan AKA”, including the song “Tonight I’m Free” that had been performed on Byker Grove.
From that part onwards, McPartlin and Donnelly worked together on television, creating the presenting duo of Ant & Dec. Initially, the pair continued to work in children’s television with the Saturday morning hit SMTV Live, before they eventually branched out into gameshows – Friends Like These, PokerFace and Push the Button – along with talent shows – Pop Idol, and Britain’s Got Talent – and entertainment programmes – I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, and Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. The pair continued to maintain work in acting, starring in a tribute to The Likely Lads, in the form of a remake of an episode from the show’s sequel Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? entitled “No Hiding Place”. In 2006, McPartlin and Donnelly starred together in the film Alien Autopsy. In 2007, it was discovered that two shows, Ant & Dec’s Gameshow Marathon and Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, which he co-presented with Donnelly, had defrauded viewers participating in phone-ins. The latter was produced by the pair’s own production company.
In April 2009, Ant & Dec achieved wide international exposure when, as backstage commentators for Britain’s Got Talent, they interviewed contestant Susan Boyle, whose audition would become the most-viewed YouTube video of the year and whose record album topped sales charts in dozens of countries. McPartlin was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2016 Birthday Honours for his services to broadcasting and entertainment among others.
Ant McPartlin Age
He was born on November 18, 1975 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.
What is Ant McPartlin’s tattoo?
Following his drink driving arrest Ant McPartlin got a tattoo of the Alcoholics Anonymous symbol on his left wrist to symbolise his commitment to his recovery.
The design is a triangle inside a circle.
Then in August 2018 the star was spotted with a new tattoo on his other wrist.
It shows the letters S and H but the star hasn’t revealed the meaning behind it.
When did Ant McPartlin plead guilty to drink driving?
On Sunday, March 18, 2018, Ant was involved in a three-car smash in Richmond, London.
On Wednesday, March 21, 2018, the Met Police confirmed the TV star was being charged with drink driving.
McPartlin attended Kingston police station and was interviewed before being charged.
The presenter was fined £86,000 and given a 20-month driving ban after pleading guilty to drink driving in April 2018.
In an interview with The Sun, Ant revealed that his partner Dec was furious when he found out about his drink driving arrest.
Recalling their first words to each other the day after the crash, Ant, 43, said: “He’s angry, of course he’s angry.
“But it’s justified and I understood it.”
Why did Ant McPartlin divorce from Lisa Armstrong and does he have any children?
Ant officially divorced from Lisa Armstrong on October 16 on the grounds of unreasonable behaviour – a decree nisi was granted in less than 30 seconds.
The Sun first revealed that Ant was divorcing from his wife of 11 years on January 14, 2018.
In a statement released to The Sun on Sunday, Ant’s spokesman said: “In response to the recent speculation in the media, Ant is very sad to announce that, after 11 years, he is ending his marriage to Lisa McPartlin.
“Ant asks for privacy at this difficult time, for both himself, Lisa and their immediate families. No further statement will be made.”
On November 5, Lisa was seen arriving at the Royal Courts of Justice to start legal arguments about getting a share of the TV presenter’s £62million fortune.
And it was then revealed that Ant could face a public divorce battle with his ex-wife after she rejected his settlement offer.
Ant doesn’t have any children.
Who is Anne-Marie Corbett?
After a tumultuous year, the Britain’s Got Talent star found love with his 44-year-old personal assistant, Anne-Marie Corbett.
Taking to Twitter, Lisa posted a series of broken heart Emojis, followed by a love heart.
Fans responded with messages of support to Armstrong, saying: “Sending you love and hugs. Keep strong”
The couple’s relationship is going strong, having previously been pictured on a double date with pals Dec and his wife Ali Astall.
How did Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly meet?
Ant met Dec on the children’s television show Byker Grove when he joined in 1990. Dec was on the show from 1989.
They played PJ (Ant) and Duncan (Dec), sharing storylines and creating a friendship off-screen as well as on.
After leaving Byker Grove, they launched a pop career in 1994, known as PJ & Duncan – their characters on Byker Grove.
However, the duo’s music career didn’t last too long as their record label decided not to renew their contract in 1997 – but they had already rebranded as Ant and Dec.
Having become real-life best friends, their on-screen chemistry proved a winner and they moved into comedy presenting.
What shows have Ant and Dec presented?
Ant and Dec have formed one of the most successful partnerships in TV, and are known as television royalty.
They have fronted a number of shows, but really hit the big time when they presented children’s Saturday morning show SMTV Live, which launched the career of Cat Deeley, as well as CD:UK, a music chart show.
They then moved away from kids’ TV and have had success with Saturday Night Takeaway and are also well known for fronting I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here and Britain’s Got Talent.
What is Ant McPartlin’s net worth?
Ant’s net worth is estimated to be around £62million.
His 2007 presenting deal with ITV was rumoured to be worth around £40million and a more recent deal is said to be approximately £30million – split between himself and Dec.
Ant and Dec are both property investors too – reportedly owning properties worth around £10million combined.
It is also believed that they are each insured against the other’s death, with the amount being around £1million.
Why did Ant go to rehab in 2017?
Ant spent his two-month stint in rehab in summer 2017 after enduring a two-year addiction to strong painkillers, which almost killed him.
In a world exclusive interview with The Sun on Sunday, the presenter revealed how he was rushed to hospital at 5am after an “insane” pills binge.
The emotional star said: “I was at the point where anything – prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs – I would take.
“And take them with alcohol, which is ridiculous. The doctors told me, ‘You could have killed yourself.’ ”
He has now praised the “brilliant” NHS doctor who saved him from the painkiller addiction in an exclusive interview with The Sun’s Bizarre Column.
The star’s descent into dangerous prescription drugs came after he damaged his knee in 2014, then had a botched operation on it the following year.
Ant McPartlin Family
He is the son of Christine Woodhall, Raymond McPartlin and his siblings are Sarha McPartlin,and Emma McPartlin.
Ant McPartlin Height
He stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches ( 1.73 m) tall.