Lisa Armstrong is an award-winning makeup artist famous for her work as a makeup and hair designer at Strictly Come Dancing. She is also known as the ex-wife of the English actor, television singer, rapper, and TV presenter Ant McPartlin.
Lisa started as a singer in the band Deuce before she got into her career as a professional makeup artist. She has since provided done makeup for the stars in top TV entertainment shows such as Pick Me!, Big Star’s Bigger Star, Britain’s Got Talent, This Morning, The X Factor, and Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.
- Full name: Lisa Marie Armstrong
- Date of birth: October 25, 1976
- Place of birth: Oxford, Oxfordshire, in England
- Age: 44 (as of May 2021)
- Nationality: British
Lisa Armstrong’s biography
The makeup star was born on October 25, 1976, in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. As of May 2021, Lisa Armstrong’s age is 44. She has a brother named Stephen Armstrong.
Armstrong attended Peers School and later went to BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology in London. She was always interested in dancing and was a dancer during her school years.
Lisa Armstrong’s makeup career
Lisa started her career as a pop singer in a band named Deuce in 1994. The band released their debut single titled Call It Love in 1994 and had a few more singles before they split up in 1997.
When Lisa Armstrong career in Deuce ended, and she started her career as a professional makeup artist. She has grown to become an award-winning makeup artist who has offered makeup and hair services for top TV entertainment shows.
She is famous for her work on Strictly Come Dancing, Pick Me! and Big Star’s Bigger Star. She has also worked on Britain’s Got Talent, This Morning, The X Factor, and Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.
Lisa had a makeup column in Cosmopolitan magazine. In addition, she has done makeup for various celebrity shoots.
Lisa has been the Chief Makeup and Hair Designer on Strictly Come Dancing for 12 seasons. The makeup artist revealed that she is often on set for 15 hours straight when the live show kicks off.
Armstrong’s exceptional talent hasn’t gone unnoticed as she has received various awards for her work. She received the Makeup Design Award from the Royal Television Society and the prestigious CRAFT BAFTA for her team.
Lisa has an acclaimed collection of cosmetics and is in an exclusive collaboration with Avon.
Life as Ant’s wife
The Lisa Armstrong’s Ant McPartlin duo met at a pop concert in 1994. At the time, Lisa performed with her band Deuce while Ant was performing with his friend Declan Donnelly in Newcastle City Hall.
Ant and Lisa dated for over a decade before they got married on July 22, 2006. Ant proposed to Lisa when they were on holiday in Dubai on April 26, 2005. Ant McPartlin’s wedding was held at a country house hotel in Buckinghamshire.
Ant McPartlin and Lisa Armstrong experienced a couple of challenges in their marriage. They were trying for a child for quite some time, but unfortunately, they did not get children in the course of their marriage.
The issue was quite challenging for the couple, and as Ant shared, it was a very painful experience. Lisa Armstrong’s pregnant status is yet to be revealed.
Ant also suffered from addiction to alcohol and prescription painkillers. Thankfully, he went to rehab to get the help he needed, and Lisa supported him in that season. The couple had a Labrador named Harley.
Ant and Lisa Armstrong got divorced in 2018. They filed for divorce in January 2018 and were officially divorced in October the same year.
From their divorce settlement, Lisa McPartlin received £31 million from Ant, including their former home worth £5 million. Ant and Lisa were given joint custody for their dog.
Ant moved on with their former PA Anne-Marie Corbett. The couple is said to have started dating in 2018 after they were spotted together several times since March the same year. Ant and Anne-Marie Corbett got engaged in December 2020.
Ant McPartlin’s ex-wife has been linked to James Green since the divorce. Armstrong’s fans took their congratulatory messages to her on Twitter in 2020. Lisa did not deny the relationship rumours and instead thanked some of the fans for their congratulatory messages and best wishes, which seemed to confirm the rumour.
Lisa Armstrong is a remarkable makeup artist and hair designer. Her determination and success as a makeup and hair designer are simply inspiring.