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Lisa Armstrong soaks up sun wearing huge jewelled shades and bandeau bikini top


She recently revealed that she prefers to be ‘backstage’ than in the spotlight, after making a name for herself as a make-up artist to the stars.

And enjoying a low-key break away, Lisa Armstrong looked the picture of happiness as she kicked back and enjoyed a sunbathing session on staycation. 

The 44-year-old flashed a smile as she posed for a series of selfies she shared to Instagram on Thursday, rocking huge jewelled shades and a black bandeau bikini top. 

Happy: Lisa Armstrong, 44, looked the picture of happiness as she kicked back on staycation while rocking a huge pair of jewelled shades and a bandeau bikini top 

Despite wearing minimal make-up, Lisa still added a touch of glamour as she indulged in a spot of R&R, thanks to her fun sunglasses that came with diamontes all around the edge.

She wore her short locks scraped back into a top knot and wore a slick of lipgloss – posing in one snap with her towel over her head as she poked fun at the British weather. 

Lisa joked alongside her post: ‘Typical British weather, just when you get sorted!! #staycation.’

She was inundated with compliments over her shades, with her followers loving her cool accessory.

Taking a break: Lisa enjoyed a sunbathing session on her low-key getaway in the garden

Taking a break: Lisa enjoyed a sunbathing session on her low-key getaway in the garden

Poking fun: Posing with a towel over her head, Lisa mocked the British weather in a funny post she shared to Instagram for fans

Poking fun: Posing with a towel over her head, Lisa mocked the British weather in a funny post she shared to Instagram for fans

‘Loving the specs,’ one fan posted, while another said: ‘In love with those sunglasses.’

A third wrote: ‘YAS! Love the sunglasses on you.’

One more follower added: ‘Looking beautiful though darling.’

Lisa’s trip away comes as her ex-husband Ant McPartlin prepares to tie the knot with fiancé Anne-Marie Corbett next month.

Ant and Anne-Marie are expected to marry in a low-key wedding ceremony in August.

It’s reported the couple are keen to host a simple nuptials for their big day, with just their loved ones present.

Moving on: Her trip comes as Lisa's ex-husband Ant McPartlin prepares to marry fiancé Anne-Marie Corbett next month (pictured above: Ant and Anne-Marie at Wimbledon)

Moving on: Her trip comes as Lisa’s ex-husband Ant McPartlin prepares to marry fiancé Anne-Marie Corbett next month (pictured above: Ant and Anne-Marie at Wimbledon)

According to The Sun, they only informed those attending the wedding of when and where it’ll take place as they want to keep details under wraps.

A source speaking to the publication claimed: ‘Neither of them want the razzmatazz of a showbiz wedding. They just want their nearest and dearest with them. 

‘It will be a simple but beautiful ceremony, without the glare of the spotlight. They’re both extremely excited and can’t wait to tie the knot.

‘But they’re desperate to keep a lid on things. Those who know have been told it’s top secret.’

Ant’s engagement to Anne-Marie was announced on New Year’s Eve after the presenter popped the question in a romantic Christmas Eve proposal. It’s believed Ant designed Anne-Marie’s engagement ring himself – paying up to £200,000 for the rock.

All over: Ant and ex Lisa split in 2018 after 12 years of marriage and 23 years together

All over: Ant and ex Lisa split in 2018 after 12 years of marriage and 23 years together

Loved-up: Following her split from Ant, Lisa has found love again with electrician James Green

Loved-up: Following her split from Ant, Lisa has found love again with electrician James Green

He and Anne-Marie first began dating in 2018, following his split from Lisa, who he was married to for 12 years.  

The former couple were together for 23 years and announced their decision to separate, following Ant’s stint in rehab in 2017 where he sought treatment for painkiller addiction.

Following rehab, Ant took a year out from TV amid his split from Lisa, with their divorce being finalised in April 2020.

Lisa, meanwhile, has found love again with boyfriend James Green, who she began dating in August last year. The pair went public with their relationship in February, with Lisa sharing loved-up snaps with electrician James to Instagram on Valentine’s Day. 

Make-up artist Lisa is best known for working on BBC series Strictly Come Dancing and has been creating the looks on the show for the last 13 years. 

Glam squad: Make-up artist Lisa is best known for working on BBC series Strictly Come Dancing and has been creating the looks on the show for the last 13 years

Glam squad: Make-up artist Lisa is best known for working on BBC series Strictly Come Dancing and has been creating the looks on the show for the last 13 years

Despite rising to fame in girl group Deuce, she thinks she’s much ‘better backstage’ than in the spotlight and has no intentions of crossing back over. 

Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, Lisa revealed that she turned to make-up, as she craved a career with ‘longevity’ following her girlband days. 

‘It just got to the point where I’ve been there, done that and I wanted something with longevity. I took myself back to college, got a job in a pub and did a make-up diploma. I wanted to be part of the arts, but in a different position. It’s hard work and you’re only as good as your last job,’ she explained. 

Asked if she’d ever star on Strictly as a celebrity dancer, Lisa said: ‘Oh god no, I think I’m better off backstage. I’m not in a celebrity capacity and I think you have to be a celebrity to even warrant being on [Strictly Come Dancing]. 

‘I am better off creating the looks than any fancy footwork.’ 

Behind-the-scenes: Lisa joked she is much 'better backstage' than in the spotlight as she ruled out ever appearing on Strictly as a celebrity dancer

Behind-the-scenes: Lisa joked she is much ‘better backstage’ than in the spotlight as she ruled out ever appearing on Strictly as a celebrity dancer



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