Lisa Armstrong threatens to take electrician ex James Green to court

Lisa Armstrong threatens to take Sky electrician ex James Green to court over claims he owes her £100K after moving out of her £4.5M mansion

  • EXCLUSIVE: 40-year-old father-of-two unexpectedly left makeup artist in August
  • Lisa, 46, claims she loaned James the money since they got together in 2020
  • A source said Ant McPartlin’s ex-wife ‘feels she has no choice’ but to go to court

Lisa Armstrong is threatening to take ex-boyfriend James Green to court, claiming he owes her £100,000. 

The make-up artist, 46, split from the Sky electrician in August after father-of-two James, 40, surprisingly ended their romance and moved out of her £4.5m London home while she was working in Manchester.

And insiders close to the former couple have told MailOnline their relationship has turned toxic over money, as Lisa claims she loaned him cash during their time together back, but he’s resisting all approaches.

James’ alleged reluctance to pay Lisa has sparked her reluctant decision to bring in lawyers in order to retrieve the money she claims is owed, which amounts to six figures.

A source said: ‘Lisa feels she has no choice but to go down the legal route.

Lisa Armstrong is threatening to take ex-boyfriend James Green (pictured with Lisa) to court, claiming he owes her £100,000

Ant McPartlin and Lisa at their wedding at St Nicolas Church in Taplow, Buckinghamshire on July 22, 2006

Lisa (right) started dating father-of-two James (left) in 2020 when he was estranged from his wife Kirsty after moving out of their marital home in Hampshire

‘During their time together she lent James money so he could enjoy a comfortable lifestyle on the assumption she would get it back.

‘And following their split, she’s ramped up her demands but fears James will never pay up.

‘Which is why she feels taking him to court is perhaps the most realistic hope of reaching a settlement.’

Lisa and James dated for three years and the electrician was her most serious relationship since her high-profile divorce from husband Ant McPartlin, in which she received a reported £31m payout.

They were first pictured together in 2020 on an outing to a London park and went on to enjoy numerous luxurious holidays, which Lisa documented on her Instagram page, along with many loved-up selfies.

James was working for a company installing electric doors when they met, having recently moved out of the £450,000 family home he shared with ex-wife Kirsty in Winchester, Hampshire.

But James, who was married to his former partner for five years, shocked Lisa by breaking up with her totally unannounced and moved his belongings out of her home when she was away.

A source told MailOnline at the time: ‘I don’t really know what has gone wrong. The two of them were only on a swanky holiday together in the Caribbean or somewhere about eight weeks ago.

‘He was with her one day, and he just wasn’t with her the next day. There was no inkling that anything was wrong.’

Despite the surprise split, friends told how the pair were initially on amicable terms but that is no longer the case, mainly in part to Lisa’s demands for her money back.

A friend of James said: ‘When Lisa gave him that money, he thought it was in good grace – he didn’t see it as a loan with strict conditions to pay it back by a certain time.

‘It’s all got rather messy and Lisa threatening him with legal action is obviously concerning given her financial power.’

James has been approached for comment. 

Lisa, 46, used to regularly post selfie pictures on Instagram of her looking loved up with James, along with images of them enjoying a series of luxury holidays

James (pictured) surprisingly ended their romance and moved out of her £4.5m London home while she was working in Manchester

Lisa is currently working on the latest series of BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing in her role as the show’s head makeup artist.

She regularly posts pictures from behind the scenes of the show, as well as her beloved dog Harley, whom she shares with ex-husband Ant.

Despite their split, pictures of James remain on her account, including one posted in April while the pair were enjoying a romantic evening which she captioned: ‘Date night with my boy @jamesgreen83. Love you so much.’

The previous month, she posted a snap to mark his 40th birthday, showing James surrounded by balloons. She wrote: ‘Love you millions’.

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Lisa and Ant’s marriage officially ended in October 2018 when she was granted a decree nisi after he admitted adultery.

But the pair continued finalising their financial settlement while reportedly disagreeing over custody arrangements for labrador Hurley.

Ant now lives in a £6m mansion in Wimbledon, south west London with new wife Anne-Marie Corbett, his former personal assistant, who he married in a church ceremony in August 2021 in Heckfield, Hampshire.

Lisa was said to have indicated her disapproval of the relationship by liking a fan’s tweet which said it was ‘a major girl code breach’ to ‘start shacking up with your wife’s friend’.

Lisa first met Ant on a Smash Hits tour in Newcastle in 1994 when she was in a band called Deuce which performed alongside him and partner Dec who were reaching new TV and music heights as PJ & Duncan following their stint on Byker Grove.

They were together for over ten years before Ant proposed to her on holiday in Dubai in 2005, and they married at a country house hotel in Buckinghamshire in July 2006 with Dec as Ant’s best man.

Ant spoke in 2013 about his struggles to conceive with his wife, telling Radio Times: ‘Lisa and I would love to have kids. We’re trying. It’s tougher than you think when you get a bit older.’

Ant, who lives in a £6m mansion in Wimbledon, south west London, married his former personal assistant Anne-Marie Corbett, 46, in a church ceremony in August 2021 in Heckfield, Hampshire (pictured)

Lisa was living it up with her electrician boyfriend James Green (pictured) before their split

He also told Fabulous Magazine: ‘I think I’m lucky. Lisa works in the industry and understands it. She’s constantly working – sometimes more than me!

‘We would love to have a family so fingers crossed. If we’re blessed with children, then we’d be over the moon!’

Ant went into rehab for alcohol and prescription drug addiction in 2017 when he admitted that he needed help, saying: ‘I feel like I have let a lot of people down and for that I’m truly sorry.’

He claimed in an interview that he had put Lisa through hell with his mood swings and depression, but praised her for being ‘fantastic’.

Ant’s representative announced in January 2018 that the couple’s 11-year marriage had ended.

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