Ant McPartlin offers ‘olive branch’ to Lisa Armstrong in divorce battle

Ant McPartlin is said to have offered fresh divorce talks with ex-wife Lisa Armstrong in a bid to put their split to bed once and for all.

The olive branch comes after two legal camps have locked horns as the couple draw a line under their 11 year marriage.

According to The Sun, Strictly Come Dancing make-up artist Lisa is determined not to sign a non disclosure agreement.

An NDA would gag her from ever talking about private details of their time together.

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Ant is said to be keen to break the deadlock as he wants Lisa "to be happy".

However, The Sun cite unknown sources close to Lisa who add: "she refuses to be pressured into accepting a pay-off unless it’s right for her".

Legal fees for the bust-up are said to be an eye-watering £1 million and counting.

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Ant McPartlin confirmed he had split from Lisa in January 2018.

Unusually for celebrity break-ups, the statement was only signed by Ant, and not by Lisa.

In a statement released to Daily Star Online, a rep for Ant said: "In response to the recent speculation in the media, Ant is very sad to announce that, after 11 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.

"No further statement will be made."

A source added: "This was a tough decision for Ant but he has to do the right thing for his health.

"The marriage has effectively been struggling for eight months.

"He's given it a good go."

Ant and Lisa are also thought to be clashing over custody of their five-year-old dog Harley.

The chocolate Labrador is understood to be currently a sticking point in their divorce negations.

At the moment they share custody with the pet pooch living with Ant and Lisa for alternate weeks.

A rep for Ant McPartlin declined to comment.

A rep for Lisa Armstrong has been contacted by Daily Star Online.

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