Strictly’s make-up artist Lisa Armstrong reveals bizarre hair hack to get stars show-ready

LISA Armstrong has revealed the tricks they use on Strictly Come Dancing to get the stars show-ready.

Make-up artist Lisa, 45, confessed she often uses things like glue and wire coat hangers to make sure the celebrities taking part always look perfect.

She said: "A lot of the time, hair attachments are gaffer-taped and then actually sewn in, so that they’re 100 per cent secure.

"Can you imagine someone flinging their head around and the hair attachment flying off? It doesn’t bear thinking about. You wouldn’t believe what’s in our hair and make-up kits."

Lisa added: "We have coat hangers to make sure pigtails stay bent and Pritt Stick to glue down eyebrows…We have to get creative."

Earlier this year Lisa appeared on Steph's Packed Lunch to give advice on how to construct a £35 make-up bag.

But Steph couldn't resist asking Lisa about her friendships with Anton Du Beke and Giovanni Pernince, who were also in the studio at the time.

Lisa said: "I love them, they are my boys and they know I absolutely adore both of them.

"Anton doesn't sit in anyone else's make-up chair, so he always come to me. So we have a good old catch up every Saturday when the shows on.

"Lots of laughter to be had, you always find Giovanni in the background somewhere, lurking around laughing at me trying to pin Anton down and pluck his eyebrows.

"They're a good laugh. Giovanni – when we did the make-up for Priscilla Queen of the Desert, literally all day he was on my case, can I have eyeshadow, can I have glitter?

"More is more, more, more. Literally it was driving me nuts. But we have such a good time, it's such a family atmosphere."

Lisa was married to TV presenter Ant McPartlin from 2006 until 2018 and last year The Sun revealed she'd found happiness again with new boyfriend James Green.


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