Lisa Armstrong returns to UK to reunite with Ant McPartlin

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Lisa Armstrong has jetted home from her holiday abroad and returned to the UK, in order to reunite with her Ant McPartlin.

The make-up artist, 40, was spotted puffing on a cigarette at London’s Gatwick Airport as she waited for a taxi to take her to the home she shares with her husband of 11 years – following his stint in rehab for drug addiction and depression.

Meanwhile her husband, 41, was seen at their abode later on Sunday – appearing in good spirits, but sporting a leg brace on his injured knee – which led to his addiction to painkiller Tramadol back in 2014.

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Reunion: Lisa Armstrong (L) has jetted home from her holiday abroad and returned to the UK, in order to reunite with her husband Ant McPartlin (R)

Back together: Lisa was seen touching down at London's Gatwick airport, while Ant was seen flashing a smile at their home (above)

Reunion: Lisa Armstrong (L) has jetted home from her holiday abroad and returned to the UK, in order to reunite with her husband Ant McPartlin (R)

Injured: The 41-year-old appeared healthier and happier than ever as he flashed a smile - but was spotted sporting a medical brace on his right leg

Injured: The 41-year-old appeared healthier and happier than ever as he flashed a smile – but was spotted sporting a medical brace on his right leg

Lisa was seen jetting overseas at the start of the month for a relaxing break, ahead of her husband’s return from rehab.

But after two weeks away, the brunette appeared relaxed and excited as she landed back at Gatwick, simultaneously to her TV presenter partner’s return home. 

The make-up artist, who works on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, was seen laughing and chatting to friends as she made her way through the terminal, in her favourite leopard print coat and casual tracksuit bottoms.

Exciting: After two weeks away, the brunette appeared relaxed as she landed back at London's Gatwick Airport following a holiday abroad

Exciting: After two weeks away, the brunette appeared relaxed as she landed back at London’s Gatwick Airport following a holiday abroad

Reunion: Her arrival was simultaneous to her TV presenter partner's return home

Reunion: Her arrival was simultaneous to her TV presenter partner’s return home

Deep breaths: Lisa was seen puffing on a cigarette as she waited for a taxi, to take her back to the £5million London home she shares with Ant

Deep breaths: Lisa was seen puffing on a cigarette as she waited for a taxi, to take her back to the £5million London home she shares with Ant

Deep breaths: Lisa was seen puffing on a cigarette as she waited for a taxi, to take her back to the £5million London home she shares with Ant

Standing out: Lisa was seen arriving in her favourite leopard print coat and casual tracksuit bottoms

Standing out: Lisa was seen arriving in her favourite leopard print coat and casual tracksuit bottoms

Feeling good: The make-up artist, who works on BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, was seen laughing and chatting to friends as she made her way through the terminal

Feeling good: The make-up artist, who works on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, was seen laughing and chatting to friends as she made her way through the terminal

Chilling out: Lisa enjoyed a cigarette as she waited for a taxi home

Chilling out: Lisa enjoyed a cigarette as she waited for a taxi home

Lisa was then seen adding mirrored Aviator sunglasses to her face as she drew on a cigarette at the taxi rank, while waiting for her ride home. 

Pulling her hair into a half up-do and going make-up free for the journey, Lisa appeared casual and comfortable as she prepared to reunite with her husband, who has been in rehab to battle his demons against drug addiction, alcoholism and depression. 

That same day, Ant himself was seen emerging from the pair’s London home – seemingly healthier and happier than ever as he beamed widely on his way out.

He kept comfortable in a casual logo jumper and cargo shorts, paired with black trainers and a sporty cap as he headed out in the sunny London weather. 

Summer spirit: Following her holiday, Lisa was then seen adding mirrored Aviator sunglasses to her face

Summer spirit: Following her holiday, Lisa was then seen adding mirrored Aviator sunglasses to her face

Summer spirit: Following her holiday, Lisa was then seen adding mirrored Aviator sunglasses to her face

Casual: The brunette pulled her hair into a half up-do and went make-up free for the journey

Casual: The brunette pulled her hair into a half up-do and went make-up free for the journey

Ready: She appeared casual and comfortable as she prepared to reunite with her husband, who has been in rehab to battle drug addiction and depression

Ready: She appeared casual and comfortable as she prepared to reunite with her husband, who has been in rehab to battle drug addiction and depression

Supportive: Lisa was joined by a male companion as they returned home to help Ant in his recovery

Supportive: Lisa was joined by a male companion as they returned home to help Ant in his recovery

Still glam: Despite her casual ensemble and long journey, Lisa tied her look together with glittering trainers

Still glam: Despite her casual ensemble and long journey, Lisa tied her look together with glittering trainers

Doting wife: Lisa has openly stood by her husband during his rehab stint, as the first to thank fans for their support following the announcement in June

Doting wife: Lisa has openly stood by her husband during his rehab stint, as the first to thank fans for their support following the announcement in June

Doting wife: Lisa has openly stood by her husband during his rehab stint, as the first to thank fans for their support following the announcement in June

'Overwhelmed': Taking to the duo's Twitter account the day after the news broke, Lisa wrote: 'Completely overwhelmed by all your love amp; support, it means so much'

‘Overwhelmed’: Taking to the duo’s Twitter account the day after the news broke, Lisa wrote: ‘Completely overwhelmed by all your love support, it means so much’

Recovery: She then added, in hope he will recover: 'I'm relieved he's receiving the help he needs, we just need him better'

Recovery: She then added, in hope he will recover: ‘I’m relieved he’s receiving the help he needs, we just need him better’

The I’m A Celebrity presenter stepped out with a huge smile on his face, looking much healthier than his previously gaunt complexion following his stint in rehab.

However the Geordie was seen sporting a grey brace on his right leg, although no crutches, as he embarked on his day back at home. 

MailOnline has contacted Ant’s representatives for comment. 

Ant has been in rehab since June, after he announced his addiction to prescription drugs and depression with fans.

Back to his best:nbsp;That same day, Ant himself was then seen emerging from the pair's London home

Back to his best: That same day, Ant himself was then seen emerging from the pair’s London home

Say cheese: The star seemed healthier and happier than ever as he beamed widely on his way out

Low-key:nbsp;He kept comfortable in a casual logo jumper and cargo shorts

Low-key: He kept comfortable in a casual logo jumper and cargo shorts

Comfortable: He then added black trainers and a sporty cap

Comfortable: He then added black trainers and a sporty cap

Feeling good: The I'm A Celebrity presenter stepped out with a huge smile on his face, looking much healthier than his previously gaunt complexion following his stint in rehab

Feeling good: The I’m A Celebrity presenter stepped out with a huge smile on his face, looking much healthier than his previously gaunt complexion following his stint in rehab

Painful: However he was still seen sporting a leg brace on his right knee - the injured leg that first led to his struggles

Painful: However he was still seen sporting a leg brace on his right knee – the injured leg that first led to his struggles

He has been battling his condition for two years after an operation on his knee went wrong in 2014, leaving him in constant pain, and amid fertility struggles with his wife Lisa.

Following the surgery, Ant began taking the opioid painkiller Tramadol and became addicted.

He recently revealed he had come close to death at the worst of his condition, which saw him rushed to hospital after a drugs and booze binge, causing him to hallucinate at 5am.

Tough times: Ant endured a botched operation on his knee back in 2014, which left him in constant pain, and was seen sporting the leg brace on a number of occasions afterwards

Tough times: Ant endured a botched operation on his knee back in 2014, which left him in constant pain, and was seen sporting the leg brace on a number of occasions afterwards

Bad to worse: Following the surgery, Ant began taking the opioid painkiller Tramadol and became addicted

Bad to worse: Following the surgery, Ant began taking the opioid painkiller Tramadol and became addicted

Bad to worse: Following the surgery, Ant began taking the opioid painkiller Tramadol and became addicted

Difficult: He recently revealed he had come close to death at the worst of his condition

Difficult: He recently revealed he had come close to death at the worst of his condition

Dangerous: The incident saw him rushed to hospital after a drugs and booze binge, causing him to hallucinate at 5am

Dangerous: The incident saw him rushed to hospital after a drugs and booze binge, causing him to hallucinate at 5am

Comeback kid:nbsp;However for the first time in three years he is now thought to be clean of all drugs, and has lost a stone since being admitted into rehab

Comeback kid: However for the first time in three years he is now thought to be clean of all drugs, and has lost a stone since being admitted into rehab

However for the first time in three years he is now thought to be clean of all drugs, and has lost a stone since being admitted into rehab.

The beloved TV presenter is expected to return to screens in November, when he will host the next installment of I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here. 

Lisa has openly stood by her husband during his rehab stint, as the first to thank fans for their support following the announcement in June.

Back to normal? Ant is expected to return to screens for the new series of I'm A Celebrity in November, while Lisa (above) is anticipating the new series of Strictly Come Dancing

Expert: Lisa works as a make-up artist on the show, and is expected to serve long hours on the new series

Back to normal? Ant is expected to return to screens for the new series of I’m A Celebrity in November, while Lisa (above) is anticipating the new series of Strictly Come Dancing

Back in business: Lisa appeared to enjoy a holiday ahead of the hit dancing series, which will return to the nation's small screens in the autumn

Back in business: Lisa appeared to enjoy a holiday ahead of the hit dancing series, which will return to the nation’s small screens in the autumn

Taking a break: Lisa happily puffed on her cigarette while she waited to go home

Taking a break: Lisa happily puffed on her cigarette while she waited to go home

Company: She was seen chatting and organising their journey with her friend

Struggling: The pair were clad with a number of bags as they headed home

Company: She was seen chatting and organising their journey with her friend

Let's go: Lisa was later seen rushing to her taxi ahead of their reunion

Let’s go: Lisa was later seen rushing to her taxi ahead of their reunion

Taking to the duo’s Twitter account the day after the news broke, Lisa wrote in an emotional statement: ‘Completely overwhelmed by all your love support ,it means so much.

‘I’m relieved he’s receiving the help he needs, we just need him better.’ 

The pair’s reunion marks Ant’s first sighting back in London – and follows claims he had simultaneously moved his mother Christine into their £5million pad, to facilitate his recovery.

Must be love:nbsp;The pair's reunion marks Ant's first sighting back in London (pictured together in April 2015 in London)

Must be love: The pair’s reunion marks Ant’s first sighting back in London (pictured together in April 2015 in London)

The funnyman had reportedly been up north to spend some much-needed quality time with his family, drawing strength from his Geordie roots.

His addiction to prescribed drug Tramadol spiraled out of control after he initially suffered a knee injury two years ago.

Ant, however, is now in recovery and home with his wife following hints his marriage with Lisa was on the rocks in a recent interview with The Sun on Sunday

The TV king confessed he had put the love of his life ‘through hell with mood swings and depression’.

nbsp;Going strong: His mother Christine has reportedly moved into his west London home to aid with his recovery

 Going strong: His mother Christine has reportedly moved into his west London home to aid with his recovery

Describing the impact his addiction had on his marriage, he said: ‘I’m very sorry about the effect it has on partners. This kind of stuff puts a strain on any marriage.’ 

Their inability to conceive waged war against the lovebirds and became a contributing factor to Ant’s depression.

Recently, Ant reportedly made the decision to move his mother into his martial home when his wife Lisa returned to work long hours as a make-up artist on Strictly Come Dancing.

The hit BBC dancing program will return to the nation’s small screens in the autumn. 

Time heals wounds:nbsp;Ant, however, is now in recovery and home with his wife following hints his marriage with Lisa was on the rocks

Time heals wounds: Ant, however, is now in recovery and home with his wife following hints his marriage with Lisa was on the rocks

Back to work: The beloved TV presenter is said to have made the decision after his wife Lisa returned to work on Strictly Come Dancing, where she is a make-up artist

Back to work: The beloved TV presenter is said to have made the decision after his wife Lisa returned to work on Strictly Come Dancing, where she is a make-up artist

TV host Ant admitted his mum Christine has seen a difference in him since he sought help for his addiction to pain killers.

Describing his relationship with his mother, he told the publication: ‘She said she’s really happy to have her old son back, which is nice to hear.’

MailOnline has approached Ant’s representatives for comment.

Happier times: The lovebirds have been married for 11 years after tying the knot in a romantic ceremony in 2006 (above)

Happier times: The lovebirds have been married for 11 years after tying the knot in a romantic ceremony in 2006 (above)

nbsp;So much love: Ant has received support from family members, friends and fans alike as he embarks on the road to recovery

 So much love: Ant has received support from family members, friends and fans alike as he embarks on the road to recovery

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