TV star Ant McPartlin confirmed this week he was divorcing wife Lisa Armstrong after 11 years of marriage.

The presenter’s spokesman released a statement to the media on Sunday confirming the news and asking for privacy for the couple and their immediate families.

The couple have been making headlines this week as Ant is reportedly set to pay his soon-to-be ex-wife £31 million – half of his £62 million fortune – in what is believed to be among the largest divorce settlements paid by a UK celebrity, to end their marriage amicably.

The couple married in 2006 in Taplow after meeting as teenagers in Newcastle in 1994.

Many local residents will remember the happy day 11 years ago. Ant’s co-host Declan Donnelly was his best man and both the bride and groom were pictured beaming following the star-studded ceremony.

Take a look through the gallery of pictures of the couple on their wedding day.