Anthony McPartlin is an English television host plus actor who came into the limelight as one half of the British entertainment duo Ant & Dec, alongside Declan Donnelly.
He is also known for hosting some of Britain's popular shows, which include Britain's Got Talent (BGT), Pop Idol, Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, and SMTV Live.
Short-Bio Plus Family Details
Anthony McPartlin stands at the height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 meters).
Hailing from Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, he was born on 18th November 1975 as Anthony David McPartlin.
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Anthony is the maternal grandson of Kathleen Clarke (née McGrath) (b. 1920, d. 2005) and William Clarke (b. 1920, d. 1991). Likewise, he is the son of Christine (née Clarke) Woodhall (b. 1956) and Raymond McPartlin (b. 1954). Sadly, Anthony's parents separated, and his mother later married David Woodhall.
Besides parents, in the family, Anthony has a biological sister named Sarha (pronounced as Sarah) and a half-sister named Emma, from his mother's marriage with David Woodhall.
Anthony McPartlin's Personal Life
Anthony McPartlin is in a relationship with Anne-Marie Corbett, his former personal assistant.
They first knew each other in 2017 after Anne was appointed as Anthony's personal assistant. Finally, they began dating after March 2018.
Anthony McPartlin watching Wimbledon with his girlfriend, Anne-Marie Corbett in 2019 (Photo: hellomagazine.com)
Before being in a relationship with Anthony, Anne-Marie Corbett was in a marital bond with Scott. Together, they also welcomed two children. Anne's marriage with Scott ended in divorce in October 2017, and she was handed the responsibilities of the two kids.
Anthony's Past Relationship
Prior to his relationship with Anne-Marie Corbett, Anthony was married to Lisa Armstrong. Anthony's former wife is a make-up artist.
Their relationship began in 1994 after they had performed in Newcastle. Following twelve years of dating, the couple shared the wedding vows on 22nd July 2006.
However, their togetherness wasn't meant to last forever as they filed for divorce in January 2018.
Anthony McPartlin's career in the entertainment sector began after making his debut through 1973's TV series entitled Why Don't You Just Switch Off Your Television Set and Go and Do Something Less Boring Instead?.
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Following that, he played several roles in numerous TV shows. Some of his TV series credits include What's Up Doc? (1995), Light Lunch (1997), My Hero (2001), Wanna Bet? (2007), Red or Black (2011-12), Good Morning Britain (2017), and Lorraine (2016-20). Likewise, his movie credits include Love Actually (2003) and Alien Autopsy (2006).
Other than being an actor, he is also a producer of Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (2002-09), Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris (2015), Mixology (2019), and In All Weathers (2019).
Anthony McPartlin has been awarded the honor of OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) during the 2016's Queen's Birthday Honours List for his contributions in the Broadcasting and Entertainment field.
Furthermore, he has won four British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards, two British Comedy Awards, two National Television Award, and two Television and Radio Industries Club (TRIC) Awards for running the TV series Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (2002-2020).
Five Interesting Facts About Anthony McPartlin
Anthony McPartlin's birth sign is Scorpio, and he goes by the nickname of Ant.
He served as the best man in his co-host, Declan Donnelly's wedding with Ali Astall.
His co-host, Declan Donnelly, served as the best man at his wedding with Lisa.
In 2002, he and Declan Donnelly won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the National Television Awards.
He released a song titled On The Ball alongside Dec Donnelly as a National Anthem for the 2002 World Cup.