Lisa Armstrong was reportedly axed as a make-up artist for Britain’s Got Talent because of ‘repeated attempts to get media attention’.
The former singer, 42, is not shy when it comes to sharing her views on social media which is said to have angered TV bosses.
A source told
Axed: Lisa Armstrong was reportedly axed as a make-up artist for Britain’s Got Talent because of ‘repeated attempts to get media attention’
‘They don’t want someone working on the show who behaves in this manner.
‘Hair and make-up artists on the show need to be behind the scenes, but Lisa constantly tries to keep herself in the spotlight by using social media to get publicity.’
Lisa is said to have ‘liked’ negative tweets about her ex Ant McPartlin in the past which is reported to be a major factor in her parting ways with the show, which Ant will be returning to in the coming weeks.
The source went on to say that the ‘negative’ tweets from Lisa’s social media made other people working on Britain’s Got Talent uncomfortable.
MailOnline has contacted representatives of Lisa and Ant for comment.
Following the news of her axe, Lisa took to Twitter to thank fans for their support and hit out at the decision.
Cut: Lisa Armstrong, 42, took to Twitter on Monday to hit out after being axed as a make-up artist from Britain’s Got Talent after 10 years with the show
Yet Lisa hit out at the news that she had to leave whilst Ant would stay, retweeting a post on Monday that read: ‘How unjust, any decent bloke would of said he wouldn’t want your career to be compromised, there’s bigger and better things for you lovely!!!’
Replying with sad face emojis, Lisa said: ‘Thanks Em, not really sure what else to say.’
Lisa also thanked a fan that shared: ‘Lisa, I have just read the news about you being AXED, I feel for you. You have support out here. XXX’
Another retweet read: ‘@lisaAmakeup just saw you have been taken off BGT , I’m sorry to hear this if it’s true Lisa , it seems you are still getting punished for something you had no control over . You are amazing and so good to your followers with advice ect so carry on and s*d em!’
TV: Lisa will not be returning to the show as her ex, Ant McPartlin, is returning to work following a year off following a drink driving crash in March
Lisa was inundated with support from fans, and used the micro blogging platform to ‘like’ their messages.
She liked tweets that read: ‘Poor @lisaAmakeup, so she loses her job on @BGT because Ant is obviously returning to work, but he is the one who got caught drink driving and cheated on her. Awful decision.’
‘@lisaAmakeup Hi – just read you’re being ‘axed’ from the next series of #BGT. You’re very highly thought of in your field, and no doubt, you’ll get new offers to work on many other shows! :)’
‘still a man’s world….
‘@lisaAmakeup just wanted to message you and say I think you are one hell of a strong lady, I admire your courage. I hope 2019 is a wonderfully happy year for you xx’
‘Lisa Armstrong reportedly AXED as make-up artist for BGT @lisaAmakeup this is SO WRONG!! Wtaf??!’
‘Omg he drinks and drives, he leaves her for someone else and now SHE IS FIRED! This is a disgrace @lisaAmakeup. #unfair #hypocrisy’
Speaking out: Lisa shared messages of support from her fans as she thanked them for their kind words during this difficult time
A source told the Mirror that Lisa had been axed to ensure Ant’s return ‘goes smoothly with no unnecessary distractions.’
They added: ‘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.’
Hypocrisy? Lisa liked tweets from fans who said it was unfair that she had been axed and not Ant – who admitted to adultery in their divorce papers
Ant’s colleague on BGT, Stephen Mulhern – who presents spin off show Britain’s Got More Talent, confirmed in an interview with GMB on Monday that his friend is returning to host the new series.
After skipping the live BGT shows this year and the latest series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here to concentrate on his recovery, Stephen told Piers Morgan on Monday Ant will next be on screens at the beginning of 2019.
When asked what he think’s of Ant’s BGT return, Stephen said: ‘I think it’s great, I think it’s brilliant. He’s apparently doing very well. It will be nice to have all the family back’.
Comeback: Ant will be back filming Britain’s Got Talent in January and is also expected to return to I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! next November
‘It’s all good, it’s all back on track and it’s all lovely.’ he added before declaring of Holly’s time in the jungle: ‘I think she has kept his seat very warm and done an incredible job.’
Lisa’s friends reportedly said that she was not surprised to be leaving the series with Ant set to return.
They told The Mirror: ‘Lisa was officially told last week but knew it was coming for months.’
Comeback: Ant’s colleague on BGT, Stephen Mulhern confirmed in an interview with GMB on Monday that his friend is returning to host the new series
Questions: Stephen told Piers Morgan and Kate Garraway on Monday Ant will next be on screens at the beginning of 2019
They added that because she is a freelancer, she does not have the same protections as a full-time employee.
Lisa is a former member of pop band Deuce and has previously served as make-up expert for ITV’s This Morning and was make-up supervisor for quiz show Pick Me.
Former flames: A source told The Mirror that Lisa has been axed to ensure Ant’s return ‘goes smoothly with no unnecessary distractions’
It was also confirmed in August that Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway would be back on screens in 2020.
A source said: ‘Ant has completed his recovery and ITV has decided he is ready to be back at work for Britain’s Got Talent filming, which starts next month.
‘It’s been an incredible difficult two-year period but he has been entirely focused on turning his life around in order to return to work.’
Lisa and Ant married in July 2006 and announced they were divorcing in January 2018.
The divorce was granted on October 16.
Not a shock: Lisa’s friends reportedly said that she was not surprised to be leaving the series with Ant set to return