Ant McPartlin makes first public appearance with former PA girlfriend at Wimbledon

Albertina Lloyd
Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
Anne-Marie Corbett and Ant Mcpartlin the Wimbledon Tennis Championships on July 08, 2019 (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)

Ant McPartlin and his girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett made their first public appearance as a couple today at Wimbledon Tennis.

The Britain's Got Talent presenter - one half of double act Ant and Dec - began dating his former personal assistant shortly after splitting from his wife of 11 years Lisa Armstrong last January.

McPartlin, 43, and Corbett were on Centre Court at the Tennis Championships on Monday to see Rafael Nadal play Joao Sousa.

Corbett sat next to TV’s Jenni Falconer, while Lisa Snowdon, Binky Felstead and Emily Attack were also seated nearby.

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McPartlin is a regular at Wimbledon but this is the first time he has taken Corbett as his guest.

Though the couple had previously been spotted on holiday in Italy and walking their pet dogs in Richmond this was their first official engagement as a couple.

Jenni Falconer, Anne-Marie Corbett and Ant Mcpartlin at Wimbledon (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)

Corbett also split from her husband shortly before McPartlin’s marriage ended. She had worked with the I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! host for years.

Speaking publicly for the first time about his relationship in January 2019, McPartlin told The Sun on Sunday: "Anne-Marie honestly is the fundamental reason for the great change in my life. She's been my rock. She's a beautiful soul. We're very happy.

“She is the most wonderful true woman. And the way we are and when people see us together they'll see how honest and kind and happy we make each other."

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In March last year McPartlin was involved in road traffic collision in West London and charged with drink-driving. He pled guilty to the offence and was handed a 20-month ban from driving and a £86,000, Britain’s highest-ever penalty for drink-driving.

After taking time off from TV to cope with an addiction to prescription drugs and alcohol, he returned to screens on Britain’s Got Talent this year.

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