Lisa Armstrong hits back as she’s axed from Britain’s Got Talent
Lisa Armstrong took to Twitter to respond to reports she has been axed from Britain’s Got Talent following her divorce from Ant McPartlin last month.
She has worked as a senior make-up artist on the ITV talent competition for the last ten years, but over the weekend it was revealed she will not be back in 2019 because it was "untenable” to continue working with ex Ant.
A day after the news broke, Lisa appeared on social media to like and retweet messages of support from fans about her shock departure.
First Lisa re-shared one post that read: "Just saw you have been taken off BGT , I’m sorry to hear this if it’s true Lisa , it seems you are still getting punished for something you had no control over . You are amazing and so good to your followers with advice ect so carry on and sod em!"
Another fan told Lisa her axing from the show was ‘bloody ridiculous’ Why should [you] be punished?" they asked.
"Exactly hun x" Lisa responded.
Lisa, 42, then liked another post that brought up her ex-husband’s brush with the law.
"Poor lisaAmakeup, so she loses her job on BGT because Ant is obviously returning to work, but he is the one who got caught drink driving and cheated on her. Awful decision," said one Twitter user, to Lisa’s approval.
She also liked a slightly more hopeful post that read: "Hi – just read you’re being ‘axed’ from the next series of BGT. You’re very highly thought of in your field, and no doubt, you’ll get new offers to work on many other shows! :)"
As well as working on Britain’s Got Talent, Lisa has also been a key member of the Strictly Come Dancing make-up department.
But over the weekend it was revealed her part in the Ant and Dec fronted ITV reality show was now at an end.
A BGT insider said Lisa was leaving the show to ensure that Ant’s return to TV “goes smoothly with no unnecessary distractions."
The source added: “Although everyone is very fond of Lisa, it was clearly untenable to carry on working together.
“Ant and Dec are two of the most senior people on the show, sometimes these tough decisions have to be made.”
Friends of Lisa, 42, said that she had been expecting to be dropped.
A pal added: “Lisa was officially told last week but knew it was coming for months. She’s a freelancer so doesn’t have the same protection as a full-time employee.”
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