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TV presenter Ant McPartlin and estranged wife Lisa are to divorce today – Tuesday, October 26th – according to reports this morning.  

According to The Sun, a court hearing is scheduled at London's Central Family Court, where their divorce is to be finalised

After 11 years of marriage, the couple announced their split in January amid much public speculation. Ant publicly addressed the ending of their relationship in a statement, asking for privacy at what was a very difficult time for them both.

"In response to the recent speculation in the media, Ant is very sad to announce that, after eleven 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," a statement read. 

Lisa, a makeup artist on Strictly Come Dancing, was praised by her former partner for her support as he entered rehab to attempt to combat his addiction issues, but sources said that this had put an undoubted strain on their relationship, with the TV presenter admitting this himself.   

"I've put Lisa through hell with mood swings and depression and how it affects you. I'm very sorry about the effect it has on partners." He added: "This kind of stuff puts strains on any marriage. All I can say at the moment is that she's been amazing – fantastic throughout."

Another public charge of drink-driving – which saw Ant step away from his presenting duties to focus on recovery – also occurred earlier this year.  

The couple met at a roadshow in Newcastle in the mid-1990s while Lisa was an aspiring pop star in Deuce.

McPartlin has often spoken of their struggle to have children, addressing this issue on an episode of Britain's Got Talent

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Just two months after checking himself into rehab for drug and alcohol dependence, Ant McPartlin is speaking for the first time about his silent addiction.

The beloved television presenter has revealed how he almost died following a two-year battle with prescription pain relief medication, admitting he would pop pills “willy nilly,” in an effort to keep his pain at a minimum.

His struggle began in 2014 when his pain failed to go away after a knee operation, meaning doctors were forced to prescribe Ant stronger and more addictive pain killers.

The I'm a Celebrity presenter then checked himself into a rehab facility earlier this year after revealing the extent of this problem with his wife, Lisa, and TV co-host, Declan Donnelly.

Speaking to The Sun on Sunday, Ant, for the first time, revealed the true extent of his horrifying battle, admitting his addiction led him into a depression.

“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 said.

The 41-year-old told how he pleaded with his wife, Lisa, to bring him to hospital after overdosing on tramadol, morphine and alcohol while recovering from a second knee operation in June.

“It was five in the morning and I was screaming in pain so I rang Lisa.”

“She was upstairs because I was living in the living room because I couldn’t get around.”

He continued: “I was insane. It sends you crazy. It was to the point of hearing things, seeing things in the garden and still the pain was getting worse.”

“The ambulance came and took me to Chelsea and Westminster.”

“I was depressed through the whole thing because I was in pain and immobile.”

Ant has now successfully completed his treatment and is clean from all drugs other than paracetemol for the first time in three years and is set to return to work alongside Dec on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in November.

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Little Mix donned full costumes and American accents for their latest TV appearance as they put a country twist on their hit single Black Magic. 

The foursome played out the performance as part of a Wild West themed stint on the latest episode of Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway and it sure is something to behold. 

The girls seemed more than happy to play along as the performance descended into a full scale brawl featuring the popular TV hosts. 

While it's most certainly not our fave version of the song, the girls are certainly good sports and looked amazing as they donned full-on country and western style outfits. 

And most fans seemed to adore the new spin on the girls' big hit.

It's safe to say that these gals can literally slay in any get-up. 

Watch the video of the performance below:

 

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There have been a total of 14 series so far – with the latest instalment about to kick off next month.

And while the exact famous faces who will be entering the Celebrity Jungle this year have not yet been confirmed, rumour is now abound. 

Indeed, a certain Louis Walsh, 63, has already confirmed that he is currently in talks with producers to appear on the hit show for 2015. 

He told BBC Newsbeat rather cryptically that he "could be" about to make his I'm A Celebrity debut: "I'm not saying I said no, I am not saying I said yes. Let's see what happens."

But seemingly ITV chiefs are desperate to have the Mayo-man sign the dotted line: they're reportedly willing to cough up €675,000 in order to persuade him to jet out to the Aussie wilderness.

Not that Louis is the only well-known name being courted by producers. Here, SHEmazing! rounds-up the current crop of stars being linked to I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here 2015… 

 

1) Caitlyn Jenner: reality TV star, 65

 

2) James Arthur: former X Factor winner, 27

 

3) Stephanie Davis: ex-Hollyoaks actress, 22

 

4) 50 Cent: rapper, 40 

 

5) Paul Gascoigne: retired footballer, 48

 

6) Spencer Matthews: Made In Chelsea star, 26

 

7) The Cheeky Girls: entertainers, 33

 

8) Will Mellor: Casualty actor, 39

 

9) Leslie Ash: actress, 55

 

 

 

 

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