Ant McPartlin and his ex-wife Lisa Armstrong are still locked in divorce talks – 11 months after they officially separated.
The I’m A Celebrity star and his makeup artist ex split in late 2017, with Ant confirming their break-up with a solo statement in January.
And while their 11-year marriage is one step closer to officially ending, as today they can apply for the decree absolute, a spokesman for Ant says: "There is no decree absolute today."
Divorcing couples must wait six weeks and one day from the date of their decree nisi, which for Ant and Lisa was heard in London’s Central Family Court on October 16, to apply for the absolute.
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Lisa Armstrong spotted at an earlier divorce hearing on November 5
But after months of acrimonious talks about their finances and what can and can’t be made public, it appears Ant and Lisa have still not come to a complete agreement about their final settlement.
Once they apply and are granted their decree absolute, both parties will be free to marry again if they wish.
Ant has already moved on with Anne-Marie Corbett – a romance that caused particular pain to Lisa as she used to work for the couple as their personal assistant.
Anne-Marie even threw Ant and Lisa a big party to celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary in Portugal, attended by all their family and friends.
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The ex-couple’s decree nisi shows Lisa is divorcing Ant on the grounds of his adultery
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She watched on as Ant paid tribute to his wife in a moving toast, but just a year later she and Ant fell for each other.
Anne-Marie ended her own marriage to ex-husband Scott Corbett – with who she has two young daughters – and is believed to be living with Ant in his south-west London rented mansion.
Lisa filed for divorce after hearing of Ant’s new romance – and after sending scorching messages about the betrayal over Twitter.
She ended their marriage on the grounds of his adultery, which Ant admitted to, as he was still married when he started his new relationship.
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The couple were together for over 20 years
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Lisa also said in her legal papers that Ant was "intolerable to live with".
He had struggled with booze and prescription drug addition in the run-up to their split, and even admitted to making life hell for his wife and close friends.
Ahead of his first rehab stint in 2017, Ant said: "I’ve put Lisa through hell with mood swings and depression and how it affects you. I’m very sorry about the effect it has on partners."
And, when asked if their marriage could survive, Ant went on: "All I can say at the moment is that she’s been amazing.
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"This kind of stuff puts strains on any marriage. But we’re good. She’s been fantastic throughout rehab. Very supportive."
Just months later, the telly favourite had ditched his wife, moved out of the marital home and was starting to see Anne-Marie without Lisa’s knowledge.
According to sources, Ant may be considering proposing to his new girlfriend – although she too must go down the divorce route before they can tie the knot.