He’s said to be in line to pay out as much as £155m in his divorce battle with estranged wife Lisa Armstrong.
But Ant McPartlin had a big smile plastered on his face as he left the Britain’s Got Talent auditions at the London Palladium on Sunday night.
The 42-year-old appeared in high spirits as he was joined by the rest of the judging panel while he was clad in his beloved denim.
Happy?Ant McPartlin leaves Britain’s Got Talent auditions wearing a big smile on his face as he joins Declan Donnelly amid divorce battle
Costly! The presenter’s sighting comes after reports that his estranged wife Lisa Armstrong could walk away with £155 million following his divorce
Also pictured exiting the venue on the night was Declan Donnelly who also appeared to be in a rather chipper mood.
The pint-sized presenter, 42, pulled a humorous expression as he got stuck behind a tall fan who inadvertently blocked his entrance into his car.
And while the financial fall-out from his imminent divorce could reach as much as £155 million, but Ant seemed to be putting all of that out of his mind.
Stepping out: The 42-year-old appeared in high spirits as he was joined by the rest of the judging panel while he was clad in his beloved denim
Pint-sized: Declan Donnelly, 42, pulled a humorous expression as he got stuck behind a tall fan who inadvertently blocked his entrance into his car
Close: The iconic presenting duo are no doubt glad to have one another as Ant goes through his own personal turmoil
The presenter, whose separation from Lisa was confirmed little more than a fortnight ago, no doubt has a lot on his mind.
It has been reported that his estranged wife Lisa Armstrong could walk away with £155 million following their divorce.
He has the support of his fellow BGT judges, with Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon all pictured leaving the iconic London venue.
Thumbs up: Simon Cowell also appeared in high spirits as he walked down the street
Big send-off: David Walliams was playing the fool as he was also seen waving off Simon Cowell
Double trouble: Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon were also pictured leaving the venue
Florals and khakis: Amanda was rocking Dolce and Gabbana in her prom gown
Ant was seen keeping his costs down as he enjoyed a budget friendly tube journey to head to the Britain’s Got Talent photocall in London on Sunday.
The presenter – who recently split with Lisa after eleven years of marriage – sported a huge smile as he enjoyed the cheaper mode of transport.
Also present was his BGT co-host Dec Donnelly and judges Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon, David Walliams and Simon Cowell.
Keeping costs down: Ant was seen keeping his costs down as he enjoyed a budget friendly tube journey to head to the Britain’s Got Talent photocall in London on Sunday
The snap, which was shared on Amanda’s account, saw stunning Alesha hold up the camera as the group snuggled in close to capture the moment.
Ant looked particularly happier as she grinned to the camera, wearing a slick navy shirt and grey baker boy hat.
While the panel and presenters of BGT are used to being driven around in style, they all looked happy and relaxed as they enjoyed a ride on public transport.
Ant’s sighting comes after he announced his decision to divorce wife Lisa earlier this year.
‘On the tube with the gang’: Comedian David Walliams also took to his Instagram account to share a snap of them heading to work on public transport
Your average commuter: While the panel and presenters of BGT are used to being driven around in style, they all looked happy and relaxed as they enjoyed a ride on public transport
It has since been reported that Lisa could make £155 million from their divorce, and according to reports she has been advised to go after her presenter partner’s future earnings.
It was previously said that Ant was willing to pay Lisa, 41, half of his £62million fortune to end their marriage amicably.
Yet The Sun reports that the make-up artist is said to have been told to follow in the footsteps of Karen Parlour – the ex-wife of Arsenal star Ray Parlour – who was awarded a third of the footballer’s future earnings when they divorced in 2004.
An insider said: ‘[Lisa] is not motivated by money and she has been focusing on getting through the devastating end of her marriage in one piece.
It’s over: Ant announced his decision to divorce wife Lisa earlier this year following eleven years of marriage
‘She has a strong legal team’: The make-up artist is said to have been told to follow in the footsteps of Karen Parlour – the ex-wife of Arsenal star Ray Parlour – who was awarded a third of the footballer’s future earnings when they divorced in 2004
‘But she has a very strong legal team behind her. Their argument is Lisa has been pivotal to Ant achieving his fortune so she deserves to see some of his future earnings.’
Ant found fame as part of a double act with pal Dec, with the pair hosting ITV’s Saturday Night Takeaway and I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
In 2007 Ant and Dec signed a deal with ITV that was rumoured to be worth around £40 million that meant they would present exclusively on ITV – they recently renewed this deal for an estimated £30 million which sees the pair cemented with the channel until 2019.
Cosmopolitan claimed that for their one-month stint on I’m A Celeb, Ant and Dec receive £2.5 million each, with the pair earning £79,000 as a per day in 2016.
As well as their work on TV, the duo are both property investors too – reportedly owning properties worth around £10 million combined.
TV success: In 2007 Ant and Dec signed a deal with ITV that was rumoured to be worth around £40 million that meant they would present exclusively on ITV – they recently renewed this deal for an estimated £30 million which sees the pair cemented with the channel until 2019
Heading in a different direction: Ant moved out of his marital home in November, and has been residing in another London residence since then
Emotional: Ant broke down in tears as he made his way to the stage at National Television Awards earlier this week to collect the gong for Best Entertainment Presenterand insisted that the prize had ‘meant a lot’ following a ‘tough year’
Ant moved out of his marital home in November, and has been residing in another London residence since then.
The pair own their own production company Mitre, and Dec owns his own company called Deecour, and they also own Hurley Promotions together which handles their finances.
It is also reported that Ant and Dec are each insured against the other’s death for £1 million.
The embattled TV presenter has been through a difficult 12 months after being rehabilitated for drug addiction following a painful knee injury and later splitting from his wife Lisa Armstrong which he announced earlier this month.
He spoke to The Sun at the NTAs after growing emotional on-stage when he and his best friend Ant dominated the annual awards ceremony, after sweeping the board with three gongs, including Best Presenter for the 17th year running.
Happy: Meanwhile, Ant put the drama to one side as he made his arrival on the red carpet for the Britain’s Got Talent photocall in London on Sunday
Casual: The Geordie host sported a casual ensemble of jeans and a navy coat, along with a grey flat cap
Beaming: Ant and his co-host pal Declan Donnelly were riding high after their success at the National Television Awards on Tuesday
Good spirits: Ant and Dec scooped their 17th consecutive win for Best Entertainment Presenter earlier this week
Old pals: Ant was also seen sharing words with judge Simon Cowell
In the spirit: Ant has been beaming throughout the auditions since they kicked off in Blackpool earlier this month
Speaking to the publication, Ant, who has remained relatively silent on his woes, confessed to his struggles just days after his divorce announcement.
Earlier in the evening, on receiving the award, Ant broke down in tears as he made his way to the stage and insisted that the prize had ‘meant a lot’ following a ‘tough year’.
On-stage he said: ‘I’m emotional, very emotional. Because of the last 12 months what I’ve been through, winning this award is particularly emotional for me.’
Meanwhile, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden battled for best dressed on Sunday evening as auditions for the forthcoming series of Britain’s Got Talent got underway in London.
The glamorous pair looked equally stunning while posing for photos outside the Palladium, where they were joined by fellow judges Simon Cowell, David Walliams and hosts Ant Mcpartlin and Declan Donnelly.
Opting for an embellished thigh-skimming skirt beneath a fitted green vest top, Alesha, 39, commanded attention as she made her latest appearance on behalf of the long-running show.
Looking good: Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden battled for best dressed on Sunday as auditions for the forthcoming series of Britain’s Got Talent got underway in London
Amanda, 46, chose a glamorous but girly ensemble, teaming florals with an edgy leather biker jacket as she made her arrival on the red carpet at the Palladium.
The mother-of-two elongated her slender physique with matching blush pink suede heels, styling her blonde bobbed tresses into a funky waved look.
The star, who has been a judge on the ITV favourite since its inception in 2007, also showed off her flawless complexion with neatly lined eyes and browns along with a nude pink lip.
Gorgeous: Amanda edged up her demure floral dress with a voluminous skirt by teaming with with a leather biker jacket
Sensational: Amanda had her blonde tresses in a funky waved bob, with classic lined eyes and pink pout
Glamorous: Amanda elongated her slender physique with blush pink suede heels as she arrived on the red carpet
Biker chic: Amanda added a rocker twist to her girl ensemble with the black leather coverup
Pretty: The mother-of-two flashed her beaming smile for the cameras as she arrived at the London Palladium
Alesha put on a leggy display in her military-inspired look, sporting an olive green cardigan and matching camisole top with her gold studded black miniskirt.
The Boy Does Nothing songstress accessorised her look with black suede strappy heels and a couple of simple gold necklaces.
Ever the spunky songstress, Alesha was seen jokingly flashing her shoulders as the posed up a storm on the red carpet, showcasing her famous grin for the cameras.
Leggy: Alesha showed off her slender pins in a black studded miniskirt and olive green jacket and cami combo
Fierce and fabulous: Alesha accessorised her look with black suede strapped heels
Joker: Ever the spunky songstress, Alesha was seen jokingly flashing her shoulder in the red carpet
Eclectic: The Boy Does Nothing singer was sported an unusual military inspired jacket with a see-through back and shoulders
Flirty: The mother-of-one commanded attention in the ensemble, as she teased a look at her shoulder for the cameras
Beautiful: Alesha has been fan favourite judge since arriving on the panel in 2012
Energetic: Alesha had her brown tresses poker straight as they tumbled down her back
The dynamic duo were joined on the red carpet by their co-judges Simon Cowell, 58, and David Walliams, 46, as well as hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, as they looked to see whether they would find the next big star in the capital.
Ant, 42, was seen smiling and waving to waiting fans as he continued to sport his grey flat cap with a navy coat and jeans combo, while his famous pal Dec, 42, sported similar jeans and a fur-lined denim jacket.
The duo looked to be in great spirits as they made their arrival, after their hugely successful evening at the National Television Awards on Tuesday.
Dream team: The judges were all seen making their arrival for the second day of auditions in the capital
Not only did Ant and Dec scoop their 17th consecutive win for Best Entertainment Presenter, but they also won Best Challenge Show for I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! and The Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award for Saturday Night Takeaway.
Fans were delighted to hear that the latter series, which they host alongside Scarlett Moffat would be returning for a new series.
BGT was not short of an NTA victory either, as David scooped the award for Best TV Judge.
In a hilarious moment, David poked fun at his co-star Simon during his acceptance speech adding that he ‘just says no all the time.’
Stars: Alesha was seen waving to waiting fans as they arrived at the London Palladium
Star panel: The judges have been lauded by fans since the formed the current panel in 2012
Loved: Alesha was also seen meeting fans as they walked down the red carpet
Hilarious: Alesha was seen messing around as she flashed her shoulders to the crowd
Legs for days: Alesha couldn’t resist flaunting her enviably toned legs in her skyscaper heels
After another successful series in 2017, Britain’s Got Talent has been travelling round the country again in a bid to find the next big star.
The show has already been having auditions in London since Saturday, after travelling to Blackpool earlier this month.
The stars will head to Manchester next week for the final round of auditions, with the series set to return in the spring.
Last year saw pianist Tokio Myers take the £250,000 prize and a spot on the Royal Variety performance.
L-R: David Walliams, Ant McPartlin, Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Dec Donnelly and Alesha Dixon
Drama to one side: Despite the demise of his relationship to wife Lisa Armstrong, Ant appeared to be in high spirits as he posed with David and Simon
This year’s hopefuls will be vying for the coveted Golden Buzzer, which awards them an automatic place in the live semi-finals.
So far, both Amanda and David revealed they had already pressed the button for a contestant who auditioned in Blackpool, so it remains to be see who the rest of the panel, and Ant and Dec, decide to support.
Simon has been vocal about his plans to make some changes to the formet this series, after the judges lost their chance to make a casting vote in the live semi-finals.
He told the Daily Star: ‘On the live shows we actually don’t do anything,’ he admits. ‘Amanda says it is like a posh Gogglebox. All we do is talk.
‘I don’t think we will be like this again. It is like ‘why have I bothered to turn up?’
Friends: Amanda and Alesha have become good pals after a few years on the BGT panel
Edgy touch: Amanda looked rock chic ready in her super cool cropped biker jacket
Showstopper: Alesha ensured all eyes on herself as she posed up a storm on the red carpet