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Make-up free Lisa Armstrong enjoys a cigarette after Strictly rehearsals in Blackpool

Lisa Armstrong enjoys a cigarette as make-up free star wraps up in a black parka and joggers after Strictly rehearsals in Blackpool

Lisa Armstrong was pictured smoking a cigarette with the Strictly Come Dancing crew after rehearsals in Blackpool on Friday.

The fresh-faced make-up artist, 46, wrapped up in a black parka and matching joggers which she teamed up with white trainers.

She was engrossed in an animated conversation with her fellow backstage crew members, ahead of Saturday night’s special show at the Tower Ballroom.

Low-key: Lisa Armstrong was pictured smoking a cigarette with the Strictly Come Dancing crew after rehearsals in Blackpool on Friday

Lisa was on cloud nine last month as she received a heartfelt message from her boyfriend James Green on her 46th birthday.

The brunette beauty took to Instagram and shared heartwarming snaps of some of her birthday gifts including a bottle of wine and card from her partner.

The note from James read: ‘Happy Birthday Lisa, all my love, J xx’.

Alongside the post, Lisa wrote: ‘Thank-you all for my lovely Birthday messages…..Feeling very spoilt & have had a wonderful day!!!

Casual: The fresh-faced make-up artist, 46, wrapped up in a black parka and matching joggers which she teamed up with white trainers

Casual: The fresh-faced make-up artist, 46, wrapped up in a black parka and matching joggers which she teamed up with white trainers

Chilly? Lisa ensured to wrap up with her coat amid the wintery November temperatures

Happy: She seemed to be in high spirits

Chilly? Lisa ensured to wrap up with her coat amid the wintery November temperatures

‘Love you all… @james_green83 has been the best and the beautiful flowers are from @tarahmakeup & @honeyhargreaves_ Just stunning…. Feeling very blessed’.

Lisa is believed to have started dating James in 2020 and went public with their relationship in August of last year, shortly after he separated from his wife Kirsty.

Lisa split up from ex-husband Ant McPartlin in 2018 after 11 years of marriage.

Chatting: She was engrossed in an animated conversation with her fellow backstage crew members, ahead of Saturday night's special show at the Tower Ballroom

Chatting: She was engrossed in an animated conversation with her fellow backstage crew members, ahead of Saturday night’s special show at the Tower Ballroom

Cute: Lisa was on cloud nine last month as she received a heartfelt message from her boyfriend James Green on her 46th birthday

Loved-up: The brunette beauty took to Instagram and shared heartwarming snaps of some of her birthday gifts including a bottle of wine and card from her partner

Cute: Lisa was on cloud nine last month as she received a heartfelt message from her boyfriend James Green on her 46th birthday

Ant was reported to have handed over £31 million to Lisa, including their £5million home in West London, after an ‘eight-hour negotiation’.

She and ex-husband Ant confirmed their split following his stint in rehab in 2017 where he sought help for alcohol and painkiller addiction.

Following rehab, Ant took a year out from TV and he and Lisa parted ways, with their divorce being finalised in April 2020.

Earlier this year, Lisa revealed she and beau James, her first serious relationship since splitting from Ant, had got matching tattoos, showing off their identical inkings in an Instagram post.

In January Lisa and James marked their second Christmas together as a couple.

Lisa is believed to have started dating James at the beginning of 2020 and went public with their relationship last August, shortly after he separated from his wife Kirsty.

Talking: Lisa wore a faux fur hood over her head and spoke to a woman in a high-vis jacket

Talking: Lisa wore a faux fur hood over her head and spoke to a woman in a high-vis jacket

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