Ant McPartlin: Britain’s Got Talent presenter praised after rescuing four puppies in Richmond Park

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TV host Ant McPartlin has been branded a ‘real hero’ after he rescued four dogs.

Ant McPartlin has been praised after he heroically stopped four puppies from running into a busy road.

The Television presenter, 47, from Newcastle upon Tyne, was walking his dogs in Richmond Park in London with his wife, Anne-Marie Corbett, when he spotted a woman who had collapsed.

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As the woman’s dogs headed towards a major road, the BGT presenter sprung into action and recovered them before they ran into oncoming traffic.

He reportedly helped the dog walker to her feet and checked she was fine before returning her puppies and heading on his way.

An onlooker told The Sun: “The moment the woman collapsed, the dogs all ran off in different directions. Ant immediately sprang into action to round them all up.

“He was a real hero as they could have easily run into oncoming cars.

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“He returned them to the woman, checked she was OK and helped her to her feet like a true gent.”

Ant currently resides in a £6m home in Wimbledon, which he shares with his wife, Anne-Marie Corbett, who he married in 2021. They have two maltipoos (Maltese and poodle crossbreeds).

The I’m a Celebrity and Britain’s Got Talent host is locked in a custody battle with his ex-wife Lisa Armstrong over their chocolate Labrador Hurley.

They were married for 11 years before announcing their divorce in January 2018. The couple settled a divorce case worth around £31 million in 2020.

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Ant and Lisa adopted Hurley in 2013 after struggling to conceive a child and currently have joint custody over the pooch.

A source told Mail On Sunday: "Lisa has asked to have Hurley, but Ant is saying no.

"He has two more dogs now, a new wife and two stepdaughters, but still he wants joint custody.

"It has led to some difficult conversations between Ant and Lisa. It’s all very sad.”

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