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01st Apr 2018

Ant McPartlin’s wife shows support for Dec after Saturday Night Takeaway

Orlaith Condon

The makeup artist was tuned in last night.

Last night saw Dec Donnelly host Saturday Night Takeaway by himself for the first time in the show’s 15 seasons.

Dec thanked fans for their support after he hosted the show without his longtime presenting partner, Ant McPartlin, for the first time.

Walking onto the set last night, Dec appeared to be visibly nervous – but that soon began to fade away when he got a standing ovation from fans.

The host received huge praise on Twitter from the general public and celebrities alike, with pretty much everyone delighted to see the show go off without a hitch.

One person who also shared support for the presenter was Ant McPartlin’s estranged wife, Lisa Armstrong.

The makeup artist and longtime friend of the presenter ‘liked’ a string of tweets from viewers who congratulated Dec on his performance on the show last night.

From Ashley Banjo to Mark Wright, Lisa seemed to agree with the general consensus – Dec did brilliantly.

“Tonight’s episode of SNT was a triumph,” read a tweet from Corrie star Anthony Cotton that Lisa ‘liked’.

“Bravo to Dec. I’ve known those boys for 20 years, and they’ve been nothing but gorgeous to be friends with.”

Lisa also liked one tweet, in particular, that quickly went viral last night, which read: “Has the country ever wanted one person to do so well as much as tonight?”

Ant made the decision to pull out of the remaining two episodes of the show after he checked back into a treatment facility after he was charged with drink-driving.

Lisa and Ant announced they were to divorce back in January after 11 years of marriage.