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I'm a Celebrity star Ant McPartlin and wife Lisa Armstrong's long distance loneliness

Julie Delahaye

Ant McPartlin is currently filming I'm A Celebrity with best friend Declan Donnelly in the heart of the Australian jungle, but the TV presenter has admitted he finds it difficult to be so far away from wife Lisa Armstrong. Ant, who turned 41 on Friday, explained that his birthday celebrations felt somewhat bittersweet without Lisa and the couple's pet dog.

"I'm missing the missus and the dog," he told The Mirror. "The dog sent me a birthday card with big paw prints on it! But I feel great, I feel like I'm 25. I'm having a good time."

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Ant McPartlin revealed he is missing wife Lisa Armstrong while filming I'm A Celebrity

While she may not have been physically present for Ant's birthday, Lisa still made sure she celebrated despite being in a separate time zone. The make-up artist took to Twitter to share a touching message for her husband, alongside a sweet photo of the couple cuddling up for a photo during a previous night out.

"Love this pic!!" she captioned the adorable snap. "Happy birthday hubs in oz. @antanddec A Have an amazing day and a great show later #ImACeleb Love you xx."

Lisa shared a heartfelt birthday message for Ant on Twitter

Lisa has previously revealed that although she would love to join her husband in Australia during the three weeks in which he films the show, her hectic work schedule makes it difficult to find the time to make the long journey across the globe. When one fan asked her, "would you not like to go to Australia one year with Ant just for a change and be with him for his birthday", Lisa explained: "Of course I would but I love my job just as much as he loves his!! X."

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Ant celebrated his 41st birthday in Australia

There's no doubt that Lisa has an impressively jam-packed schedule. As the head of make-up and hair for Strictly Come Dancing, the beauty guru is often rushing around whether she's creating showstopping looks for the live shows, or rushing around the country to work with the dancers and celebrities embarking on subsequent tours. 

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