Ant McPartlin splits from his wife Lisa Armstrong

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From Digital Spy

Ant McPartlin has announced that he is to divorce his wife Lisa Armstrong.

The pair have been wed for 11 years, marrying back in July 2006 after a spending a decade together as a couple.

"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," his representatives confirmed to Digital Spy.

"Ant asks for privacy at this difficult time, for both himself, Lisa and their immediate families.

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"No further statement will be made."

The couple were previously reported to be having difficulties following Ant's recent stint in rehab for addiction to prescription painkillers.

At the time, Lisa hit out at the rumours, deriding them as "All a load of made up s**t."