Ant McPartlin and his ex-wife Lisa Armstrong are back on civil terms two months after finalising their divorce, according to reports.
The pair announced their split in January 2018 and finally came to an agreement on their divorce two years later.
But it is now believed the pair are back on good terms for the sake of their beloved dog, Hurley, who they are sharing.
It is thought the pair have been seeing each other face to face to hand over the chocolate Labrador, with pals saying it is a "huge step forward" for the former lovers.
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One friend said: "For a long time this just wouldn't have been possible without and intermediary.
"Some of the rows at the height of the break-up were utterly explosive.
"Now, they've decided enough time has passed for them to be able to do it themselves.
"It's a huge step forward. Even though they will never be particularly close again, it makes life much easier.
"Lisa has been to the house to collect Hurley and they've handed him back and forth.
"They both adore the dog and agreeing how to share him was one of the biggest sticking blocks in their separation, so this is really a sort of closure," the source continued to tell The Sun Online.
Ant was seen taking Hurley for a walk with his girlfriend new girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett last week.
Ant and Anne-Marie enjoyed their day out with their dogs at a park in London last Wednesday, before the country was place on lockdown.
The pair both dressed casually for their day trip, with Ant donning an all black ensemble.
Geordie funnyman Ant modelled a The North Face jacket, with a pair of comfortable looking jogging bottoms.
In an attempt to contain himself from the current coronavirus outbreak sweeping the globe, he also added a pair of gloves.
Meanwhile, Anne-Marie covered her outfit with an oversized grey coat, shielding her eyes from the late winter sun with a pair of sunglasses.
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Ant recently spoke candidly about his relationship with Anne-Marie, last month saying her and her two daughters were his "greatest love".
Ant made the adorable confession when he appeared alongside the other half of his presenting duo Declan Donnelly for a quick-fire question and answer session.
When asked by Stylist who his "greatest love" is, he said: "My family, my partner, her girls, our dogs… and Newcastle United."
OK! online has contacted representatives for both Ant and Lisa for comment on this story.
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