Ant McPartlin Biography – Ant McPartlin Wiki
Ant McPartlin (born Anthony David McPartlin) is an English television presenter, television producer, singer, comedian, and actor. He is best known for working alongside Declan Donnelly as part of the presenting duo Ant & Dec. He came to prominence, alongside Donnelly, in the children’s drama series Byker Grove, with both of the boys establishing successful careers as television presenters, in which they are most known for presenting SMTV Live (between 1998 and 2001), I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! and Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway (since 2002), and Britain’s Got Talent since 2007.
Other notable highlights of McPartlin’s career alongside Donnelly include presenting PokerFace, Push the Button, Pop Idol, and Red or Black?, being hosts of charity appeal Text Santa, and also performing as pop music duo PJ & Duncan. McPartlin’s first appearance on television was on the children’s workshop programme Why Don’t You?, but his big break came when he rose to prominence playing the character of PJ in the CBBC series Byker Grove. It was during his time on the programme that he first met Declan Donnelly, who was cast in the part of Duncan. The pair formed a close friendship on the programme, both socially and professionally, with the men performing as their characters until their departure from the programme in 1993. During their tenure, the pair created a number of hit records under the label of “PJ & Duncan AKA”, including the song “Tonight I’m Free” that had been performed on Byker Grove.
From that part onwards, McPartlin and Donnelly worked together on television, creating the presenting duo of Ant & Dec. Initially, the pair continued to work in children’s television with the Saturday morning hit SMTV Live, before they eventually branched out into gameshows – Friends Like These, PokerFace and Push the Button – along with talent shows – Pop Idol, and Britain’s Got Talent – and entertainment programmes – I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, and Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. The pair continued to maintain work in acting, starring in a tribute to The Likely Lads, in the form of a remake of an episode from the show’s sequel Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? entitled “No Hiding Place”. In 2006, McPartlin and Donnelly starred together in the film Alien Autopsy. In 2007, it was discovered that two shows, Ant & Dec’s Gameshow Marathon and Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, which he co-presented with Donnelly, had defrauded viewers participating in phone-ins. The latter was produced by the pair’s own production company.
In April 2009, Ant & Dec achieved wide international exposure when, as backstage commentators for Britain’s Got Talent, they interviewed contestant Susan Boyle, whose audition would become the most-viewed YouTube video of the year and whose record album topped sales charts in dozens of countries. McPartlin was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2016 Birthday Honours for his services to broadcasting and entertainment among others.
Ant McPartlin Age
He was born on November 18, 1975 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.
Ant McPartlin Wife
He was married to his ex-wife, Lisa Armstrong who is a make-up artist from 2006 to 2018. They got married on July 22, 2006, at Cliveden, a country house hotel in Buckinghamshire. The pair remained married for 11 years before eventually announcing on 15 January 2018 that they were divorcing.
Ant McPartlin Family
He is the son of Christine Woodhall, Raymond McPartlin and his siblings are Sarha McPartlin,and Emma McPartlin.
Ant McPartlin Height
He stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches ( 1.73 m) tall.