Ant & # 39; McPartlin & # 39; s & # 39; £ 31million divorce with Lisa Armstrong of £ 31 has been finalized, allowing him to marry Anne-Marie Corbett & # 39;
Ant McPartlin's £ 31million divorce has been finalized and he is now free to propose to girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett.
The TV talent, 44, has absolutely received a decree this week formally ending his 12-year marriage and 23-year relationship with Lisa Armstrong.
The couple split in January 2018 after the highly documented battle of & # 39; the presenter with painkillers and alcohol.
About: Ant McPartlin's marriage to Lisa Armstrong is officially over after her £ 31 million was confirmed
He has since rocked his & # 39; rock & # 39; and former PA Anne-Marie Corbett, 44, seen.
A source told The Sun: & # 39; It's been a very difficult road with a lot of heart and discomfort, but it's finally done. It's over.
& # 39; Ant has been desperate to begin the next chapter of his life and at least now he and Anne-Marie can plan for the future. It won't be long before they get married. & # 39;
Fresh start: The presenter is now free to marry his girlfriend, former PA Anne-Marie Corbett
It was recently reported that Ant would have to close his £ 20m television business to finance the divorce.
According to Companies House, the production company Teecourt Limited has submitted paperwork from the presenter to stop trading in the coming weeks.
Earlier this year, it was reported that Ant host Saturday Night Takeaway transferred £ 31 million to Lisa, including her £ 5 million home in West London, following a & # 39; eight-hour negotiation & # 39 ;.
The beauty expert was said to be the & # 39; peacemaker & # 39; west during a recent eight-hour discussion about her separation from TV star, The Sun claims.
The publication first claimed that the TV veteran offered more than half of his estimated £ 50 million fortune, but was & # 39; happy & # 39; that the case came to an end, in order to & # 39; t he & # 39; can continue & # 39 ;, two years after announcing their split.
It comes after reports Ant and Dec paid at least £ 15,124 a day last year after they made an epic return to the small screen.
Cashing in: It comes after reports Ant and Dec made at least £ 15,124 a day in cash last year after they made an epic return to the small screen
According to records, the hefty sum was paid in only one of its companies, Hurley Promotions Ltd, with the company's profits increasing from £ 4.5 million to £ 5.5 million between 2018 and 2019.
Dec also managed to pay £ 5.2m for solo work, while his sidekick, also 44, took a year-long break from his TV commitments to focus on his recovery from prescription drug addiction during rehab.
The iconic hosting duo joined forces with the auditions of British Got Talent for the first time in January 2019 after almost a year of free TV together.
Ant & # 39; s personal issues saw him sit the last few episodes of BGT, as well as Ant & Dec & # 39; s Saturday Night Takeaway, in & # 39; Spring 2018.
MailOnline has contacted Ant McPartlin's representatives for comment.
Closing: Ant McPartlin is set to close his £ 20m television business after he was told of his divorce from Lisa Armstrong