Ant McPartlin and new wife Anne-Marie looked loved-up as they frolic on the beach during romantic honeymoon in Portugal

NEWLY-wed Ant McPartlin has a ball on the beach and shows how batty he is for wife Anne-Marie with a chest tattoo of the initial “A” inside a love heart. 

The couple, both 45, are on honeymoon in Portugal following their star-studded wedding. 

And the TV favourite displayed the new inking as they enjoyed a playful game of beach bat and ball. 

The black tattoo also appears to be a nod to the logo for Alcoholics Anonymous, which shows a triangle inside a circle bearing the letters AA.

Ant, who sought help from the ­support group following a battle with alcohol and drug addiction in 2017, had a version of their official logo ­tattooed on his wrist a year later. 

But his latest tattoo seems to combine the AA logo with Anne-Marie’s name after she supported his recovery as the “sober partner” helping to keep him on track.

Ant and his former PA — who is known as Amzie — flew to the Algarve after celebrating with pals at the showbiz wedding of the year.

And they appeared happy and relaxed by the ocean with close pals Jonathan Wilkes and wife Nikki.

Both were seen laughing as they batted the ball around, with Ant at one stage jumping high in the air to reach a tough shot from his new wife. 

Anne-Marie, who wore an oversized striped shirt over her bikini, was also seen diving for a shot.

 The group had earlier enjoyed lunch at beachside restaurant Maria’s.

Onlookers told how the new Mr and Mrs McPartlin seemed to be having the time of their lives as they soaked up the sun.

One said: “Ant and Anne-Marie seemed to be thoroughly enjoying themselves. They were singing and dancing during their lunch at the beach restaurant.

“Then they headed down to the sea to cool off, and relax on the sand.

“They were behaving like typical newlyweds, and were quite affectionate with each other, which was lovely to see. They are clearly very much in love. And after the fanfare of the wedding they seem to be making the most of each other’s company.”

Ant and Anne-Marie, who also have matching inkings of three stars on their left wrists, began dating in 2018 and had been engaged since last year after he proposed on Christmas Eve.

The Britain’s Got Talent star got down on one knee with a four-carat diamond ring he had designed himself, thought to be worth £200,000.

And after she said yes, the happy couple told their friends, including his best pal and TV partner Declan Donnelly over the festive period. 

Their August 7 wedding saw the pair say their vows at an intimate ceremony at St Michael’s Church in Hampshire before a lavish reception at nearby Heckfield Place. 

And the emotional groom, who split from wife of 11 years Lisa Armstrong in January 2018, later admitted he “struggled to hold it together” as his “beautiful” bride walked down the aisle.

Speaking in 2019, Ant said: “Anne-Marie is the fundamental reason for the great change in my life. She’s been my rock. She’s a beautiful soul.”

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