Ant McPartlin's ex, Lisa Armstrong, has offered a rare gesture of support following the conclusion of his and Declan Donnelly's popular show, Saturday Night Takeaway. The pair were married from 2006 until their separation in 2018. Having been a staple on television since its inception in 2002 with a hiatus from 2009 to 2013, Lisa was a part of much of the show's history.

As the programme wrapped up this weekend, Lisa extended an olive branch to her former spouse after a history of veiled online posts, which you can read more about here. On her social media profile, she engaged with a post that reminisced warmly about the show.

The message, shared on X by TV presenter Andy Collins, expressed nostalgia and it received a 'like' from Lisa. It read: "After 20 years this amazing show is coming to a end it's been a real joy and pleasure to have been there from the beginning, and in my 30 year career in showbiz I've worked with some brilliant people but these two are simply the best! Great friendships and memories made."

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Emotions ran high during the final episode as Ant and Dec, both aged 48, struggled to hold back tears. The last series of the beloved show featured a lineup of celebrities who had previously been pranked by the presenting duo, including Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alison Hammond, and Holly Willoughby, ensuring the show concluded on a high note after an impressive two-decade run, reports the Daily Star.

Ant and Dec have chosen to "pause" the show, not ruling out a return, as their personal lives have "changed dramatically". Dec is now a father of two, while Ant is reportedly preparing to become a dad for the first time with his wife Anne-Marie. During his marriage to Lisa, they didn't have children but did share their beloved dog Hurley.

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