Ant McPartlin and pregnant wife spotted on double date with Jamie Redknapp

Ant McPartlin (right) and Anne-Marie Corbett attending the National Television Awards 2021 held at the O2 Arena, London. Picture date: Thursday September 9, 2021. PA Photo. See PA story SHOWBIZ NTA. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Ant McPartlin and Anne-Marie Corbett are expecting a baby together -Credit:Ian West/PA Wire

Ant McPartlin and his pregnant wife Anne-Marie were spotted on a double date with Jamie Redknapp last week, ahead of Ant becoming a first-time dad later this year.

The Britain's Got Talent presenter, 48, was seen holding hands with his wife Anne-Marie Corbett as they met up with their friends, in snaps obtained by the Mirror.

Anne-Marie, 46, who is expecting her first child with Ant, was seen cradling her baby bump during lunch at The River Cafe in London.

Former Liverpool FC player Jamie was accompanied by his wife Frida Andersson.

The A League of Their Own star opted for a casual look in combat trousers and trainers, while Frida looked stylish in dark jeans, a cream blazer and black loafers.

Jamie, who like Ant has been married twice is likely to have been sharing some parenting advice with the soon-to-be dad.

He shares two teenage sons with his ex-wife Louise Redknapp and became a father for the third time in November 2021, when Frida gave birth to their son Raphael.

Jamie is also a devoted stepdad to his wife's children from her previous marriage, much like Ant, who is a stepdad to his second wife's children.

Frida, Jamie's wife, has four children from her marriage to American hedge fund tycoon Jonathan Lourie: a daughter and three sons.

Jamie Redknapp and wife Frida Andersson -Credit:INSTAGRAM
Jamie Redknapp and wife Frida Andersson -Credit:INSTAGRAM

Earlier this week, Simon Cowell shared some fatherly advice with Ant, saying: "It will be life-changing."

The music mogul, who embraced fatherhood with the arrival of his son Eric in 2014, has developed a strong friendship with Ant, 48, over their years of collaboration.

They often exchange thoughts on the joys and challenges of raising children.

Discussing the close bonds within the Britain's Got Talent team, Simon reflected: "Bruno, I've known for probably 40 years. Amanda I've worked with for more than 20 years, Alesha I did a show with in America. We have a real friendship, it's the same with Ant and Dec. Over the years, we have got really, really close, and it makes the show so much more fun to do."

Simon also expressed his enthusiasm about Ant stepping into fatherhood, telling the Mirror: "When I heard Ant was going to become a dad, I told him it would be the best thing that ever happened to him. I basically said the first nine months are a bit strange because they can't talk to you."

"I remember saying to Lauren about Eric at one point: 'I don't think he likes me'. But then after a year everything changes and it's hilarious, it's great fun, and you'll really really enjoy it. And it will be life-changing for him. I'm really happy for both of them."

Simon Cowell quipped about the possibility of the baby arriving during live shows: "What will happen if the baby arrives during the live shows? I'll probably have to host with Dec. Why not? ".

Earlier this year, Ant shared insights into his family life and revealed that he and Declan Donnelly had decided to take a break from one of their popular ITV series to devote more time to their families.

Since 2002, Ant and Dec, both 48, have been the faces of multiple series of their award-winning show Saturday Night Takeaway.

However, the recent series, which concluded earlier this month, signifies a hiatus from the Geordie favourites.

"We love making Saturday Night Takeaway, but reaching the milestone of 20 series seemed like the perfect time to pause for a little while and catch our breath," Ant admitted last year when it was first announced that Saturday Night Takeaway would be taking a break.

In a heartfelt discussion in February, before the final series aired, Ant opened up about the reasons behind their decision to put their popular show on hold.

"On a more personal level, part of the reason we're pausing Takeaway is we need a break ourselves, and we need to spend some time with our family," the beloved TV star confessed.

Sharing his thoughts with Fault magazine, the soon-to-be father of 48 remarked: "We've both got children that we need to spend time with for a little bit. We need time to think and, and time to step back and look at the bigger picture and just see where we are now."

Ant has two stepchildren with his wife Anne-Marie, whom he wed in an idyllic ceremony in 2021.

The path to marital bliss has been tumultuous for the Britain's Got Talent presenter.

He parted ways with his former spouse, makeup artist Lisa Armstrong, in 2018 and found love anew with his personal assistant, Anne-Marie, merely half a year later, sparking widespread speculation and media frenzy.

Despite the swirl of gossip, Ant has consistently asserted that there was no misconduct or overlap in his relationships.

"I don't feel the need to defend Anne-Marie but I will say you've got to be careful judging other people's relationships or what you think is the truth that's been put out there," Ant stated frankly in a conversation with The Sun.

Friends in the know have made it clear in the past that Anne-Marie was not a contributing factor to Ant's first marriage ending, nor was Ant himself involved in the dissolution of her own marital vows.

Before venturing into a romantic relationship with Ant, she served as his private assistant and shares two daughters from her earlier union with businessman Scott Corbett, which came to an end in 2017.

Today, Ant has taken on the stepdad mantle.

In a heartily sincere chat with The Telegraph, Ant shared his insights on being a stepdad when he and his telly sidekick Dec unveiled an ambitious new initiative aimed at aiding less fortunate young folk in association with The Prince's Trust.

He spoke candidly about the heightened social awareness of his step-daughters who are aged 13 and 15, conceding their social consciousness surpasses his own at their age.

"I've got two step-daughters, 13 and 15 and they are more socially aware at that age than I was in my mid-20s," he acknowledged, "Than I still am."

He continued to express: "It's not going to be our generation that saves the world. Look at Greta Thunberg, single-handedly almost making the world aware of climate change. It's that kind of energy that this generation has got and they'll save the rest of us. We're just trying to make it easier for them."

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