Ant McPartlin’s ex Lisa Armstrong reveals she’s still hasn’t given up on her estranged husband after his drink-drive arrest

The Saturday Night Takeaway host has experienced a very public fall from grace.

He went from hosting the most-watched show on Saturday night TV to being arrested for drink-driving after a three-car crash within 24 hours.

And despite the whirlwind events of this week, it seems Ant’s estranged wife is still loyal to her man.

The makeup artist has kept a picture of the troubled star on her Twitter page – despite their split in January.

Ant beams in the picture as he holds their dog Hurley’s collar, and it seems Lisa is reluctant to forget the happy picture.

Meanwhile she has kept a dignified silence throughout her marriage collapse, but has certainly communicated her inner-most feelings on social media, this week.

The 41-year-old has been subtly active on Twitter, where she’s ‘liked’ several messages of support in the past 24 hours.

And, interestingly, one eludes to a reconciliation with her husband.

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Specifically, she recently endorsed an inspirational phrase by A.J.Lawless, which said: “I know the rain is cold my dear, but dance in it a little while you wait for the sun.”

To many, this is a clear sign of optimism that their ailing union could improve – the ‘sun’ being a metaphor for their life beyond the pair’s current woes.

She then liked another post which said: “You survived what you thought would kill you. Now straighten your crown and move on like the queen you are.”

A third message came directly from a fan who posted a heartfelt (but grammatically-incorrect) missive of support.

“I see the hurt and pain on your face today sorry your [sic] hounded & not given a moments peace,” they said.

“Your [sic] such a beautiful gracious lady. I wish I could take all this pain away and wrap it up and throw it away so that we could see a smile once more upon your face & peace in your heart.”

Further detailing her struggle, Lisa then liked another message which described her as “dignified” in the face of adversity.

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It said: “It must hurt to the core seeing Ant’s life being made so public.

“You have remained dignified from the very beginning which shows how devoted you were, which is highly commendable. You are a beautiful woman & wish you the best in life”.

 

Lisa then appeared to endorse another message which said: ‘She is not responsible for how Ant is behaving at the moment!

“She is a lady who is grieving the end of her relationship from her childhood sweetheart, give her the space she deserves to be able to do that!”

Lisa and Ant saw their marriage rocked last summer when Ant subscribed himself to a rehab facility to tackle drug and booze addiction.

He said he had put his wife “through hell” as he experienced mood swings before he finally tried to tackle his demons in rehab.

Ant then declared his marriage was over in January this year.

Some friends have suggested the strain of the couple’s £60 million divorce is what pushed Ant to the brink over the weekend, leading him to being arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after being involved in a three-car pile up.

He will miss the remaining episodes of Saturday Night Takeaway, which Declan Donnelly will present alone.

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