Anthony McPartlin Biography

Anthony McPartlin is a British television presenter, comedian, and actor. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about him.

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Birthday: November 18, 1975

Nationality: British

Famous: Actors Rappers

Age: 44 Years, 44 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Scorpio

Also Known As: Anthony

Born in: Newcastle upon Tyne

Famous as: Television Presenter, Actor

Height: 5'8" (173 cm), 5'8" Males

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Spouse/Ex-: Lisa Armstrong

father: Raymond McPartlin

mother: Christine Woodhall

siblings: Emma McPartlin, Sarha McPartlin

City: Newcastle Upon Tyne, England

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education: Wingrove Primary School

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Anthony David “Ant” McPartlin is a British TV presenter, actor, comedian, singer and rapper. He is best known as one half of the TV presenting and acting duo ‘Ant & Dec’, with the other half being Declan Donnelly. He is famous for presenting the reality TV series ‘Britain's Got Talent’, ‘Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway’ and ‘Text Santa’. Currently, the popular presenter is hosting the reality game show ‘I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!’ Besides this, he has presented several other shows such as ‘PokerFace’, ‘Pop Idol’ and ‘Push the Button’, to name a few. Today, McPartlin, along with his partner Donnelly, has emerged as one of the best TV presenters in the British entertainment industry. He has received several awards and honors in his career. The presenter cum actor was appointed as an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in 2016 for his services to broadcasting and entertainment. Talking about awards, McPartlin has won British Comedy Awards, TV Quick & TV Choice Awards, British Academy Television Awards, TRIC Awards and many more.

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  • Anthony McPartlin’s first appearance on TV was on the kid’s workshop series ‘Why Don't You?’ After this, he appeared on the Children's BBC programme ‘Byker Grove’ that catapulted him to prominence. In 1994, he did ‘The Cinder Path’ followed by ‘The Ant & Dec Show’ the next year. Then in 1998, the British TV presenter presented ‘Ant & Dec Unzipped’. The same year, he presented ‘SMTV Live’ and ‘CD: UK’. The following year, McPartlin was offered ‘Friends Like These’. This British game show was hosted by him till 2001.
  • During 2001 and 2002, McPartlin did a lot of TV projects including ‘BRIT Awards’, ‘Slap Bang with Ant & Dec’, ‘Pop Idol’, ‘Engie Benjy’, ‘Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?’, ‘Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway’ and ‘I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!’. Then in 2005, he presented ‘Ant & Dec's Gameshow Marathon’ followed by ‘Soccer Aid’ and ‘PokerFace’ the following year. McPartlin gained worldwide recognition in the year 2007 when he started hosting ‘Britain's Got Talent’. Two years later, he was offered another TV show ‘Ant & Dec's Christmas Show’. In 2011, he was cast as a presenter for two shows, namely ‘Red or Black?’ and ‘Text Santa’ respectively. Then, the television presenter hosted ‘The Prince's Trust’ in 2016. He is currently presenting ‘Britain's Got Talent’, ‘I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!’, ‘Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway’ and ‘Text Santa’.
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Controversies & Scandals
  • Recently, Anthony McPartlin got himself checked into a rehab for drug addiction. It was revealed that the TV presenter had become addicted to prescription drugs after a botched knee surgery left him in pain. This news brought McPartlin to limelight, leaving his fans and followers in utter shock.
Personal Life
  • Anthony David “Ant” McPartlin was born on 18 November 1975 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, to parents Christine Woodhall and Raymond McPartlin. He has a sister named Sarha as well as a half-sister named Emma. McPartlin attended Wingrove Primary School.
  • Coming to his love life, he married his longtime girlfriend Lisa Armstrong (a popular make-up artist) on 22 July 2006. McPartlin and his co-star Donnelly are also well-known for their involvement with charities. Both are associated with ‘Sunshine Fund’ and ‘ChildLine’. The duo opened ‘W4 Youth Centre’ in the year 2013.
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BAFTA Awards
2015 Best Light Entertainment Performance Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (2002)
2015 Best Light Entertainment Programme Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (2002)
2014 Best Light Entertainment Performance Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (2002)
2014 Best Light Entertainment Programme Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (2002)
2010 Best Entertainment Performance I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! (2002)

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