Make-up artist Lisa Armstrong has landed a new job on ‘The Only Way is Essex’.
The 42-year-old make-up artist was dropped from ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ after 10 years working behind the scenes following her split from her husband, the show’s co-host Ant McPartlin, but she’s now moving on and secured a role on the ITVBe reality show.
A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper:
“As well as her regular stint doing make-up on ‘Strictly’, ‘TOWIE’ is another opportunity which she has grabbed with both hands.
“Everyone was delighted with how it went and they will be using her again lots.”
Lisa was previously left in shock after being axed from ‘BGT’.
One friend wrote on Twitter:
“How unjust, any decent bloke would have said he wouldn’t want your career to be compromised, there’s bigger and better things for you lovely!!! (sic) “
Replying to the tweet, Lisa wrote:
“Thanks Em, not really sure what else to say.”
Another pal wrote:
“Sorry like @lisaAmakeup being axed is just bloody ridiculous !! Why should she be punished ?! (sic)”
“Exactly hun x (sic)”
One Twitter user tweeted Lisa saying:
“I really hope it was your decision to move on to better projects (sic)”
But she wrote back:
One fan tweeted:
“Feel so sorry for @lisaAmakeup she’s been through so much and now to axe her from #bgt is bulls**t. So unfair when she hasn’t done anything wrong. I haven’t met you but you just seem like the loveliest person ever xx (sic)”
“Thanks Nik x (sic)”
It was claimed at the time it would have been “untenable” for Lisa to stay on the show following the breakdown of her marriage.
A show insider said:
“Although everyone is very fond of Lisa, it was clearly untenable to carry on working together.
“Ant and Dec are two of the most senior people on the show, sometimes these tough decisions have to be made.”