Ant McPartlin trying for a baby

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 February 2013
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Anthony McPartlin and his wife Lisa Armstrong want to become parents and have been trying for a baby for three years

Anthony McPartlin and his wife have been trying for a baby for three years.

The 37-year-old TV presenter - half of duo Ant and Dec with Declan Donnelly - is keen to have children with his wife Lisa Armstrong, 36, but fears age is against them.

Ant told Radio Times magazine: "There's a rumour that we do everything together and I'm holding off having kids till Dec finds himself Mrs Right.

"I love that idea, but I'm afraid it's not true. Lisa and I would love to have kids. We're trying.

"It's tougher than you think when you get a bit older."

Ant and Lisa - a former singer turned make-up artist - first said they were trying for a baby in 2010, four years after they married.

He said at the time: "We've wanted children for a while, but we're both busy. We're on holiday now, the first proper one for 15 years.

"So Lisa and I are trying for a baby. Well, we've been trying for a little while so fingers crossed."

Ant met Lisa in 1994 when she was performing with pop group Deuce and he and Dec were singing as duo PJ & Duncan. The presenting pair have since gone on to front shows including 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!', 'Britain's Got Talent' and 'Saturday Night Takeaway', which is set to return to screens later this month.

The pair are also thinking about branching out into comedy, and discussing the idea of a silent sitcom.

Ant added: "We've talked a lot about the future this year.

"The difference between doing a live show and a sitcom is that a sitcom can live on.

"So we're developing a silent comedy idea at the moment."

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