Ant McPartlin’s estranged wife Lisa Armstrong has reportedly turned down a pay off to go to court, according to new reports.
It’s claimed Ant wanted to reach a settlement before I’m A Celebrity begins as Lisa is entitled to some of Ant’s £ 62 million fortune.
However, Lisa and Ant could come face-to-face in court after the make-up artist is said to have refused the proposed divorce settlement according to The Daily Mail.
A source close to the couple told The Daily Mail: “Ant has been very generous in terms of the financial settlement but Lisa is totally the opposite of someone who is motivated by money.
“She wants her day in court. “
Lisa and Ant went public with their split in January 2018 and took the first step towards divorce nine months later following
Their relationship had been under pressure following Ant’s addiction to painkillers after “botched” knee surgery and the fact he was “intolerable to live with”, according to his estranged wife.
Ant is “desperate” to reach a settlement before the hit ITV show starts and has reportedly made a move to set up new mediation talks so they can sort it out away from court.
But Lisa is refusing to be pressured into a pay-off that she she doesn’t think is right and won’t sign a non-disclosure agreement, according toThe Sun.
The pair have been at loggerheads over a £ 62 million settlement and left arbitration without coming to an agreement last month.
Ant is said to be worried the case will be sent back to the High Court if their lawyers can’t come up with a deal.
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He fears this will lead to a “very public and messy divorce hearing” with Lisa.
Ant reportedly wants to get the issue sorted before he returns to the jungle on November 17.
Despite this, he has recently moved into a new £ 6million Wimbledon home with girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett.