Dec Donnelly Of ‘Ant & Dec’ Gets Engaged
TV host reported to have popped the question Down Under last weekend…
TV presenter Declan Donnelly (one half of cheeky duo Ant & Dec) has proposed to his manager girlfriend in Australia.
The host of I’m a Celebrity… got down on one knee last weekend, before filming on the new series starts, according to The Sun.
A source told the paper: "Dec's over the moon. He's completely and utterly in love with Ali (Astall) and he has no doubt she's The One.
"His plan was always to pop the question in Oz before they started filming.
"They've spent a lot of time there for I'm A Celebrity and it just felt right."
Dec's co-host Ant McPartlin and his wife Lisa are said to be pleased for the couple – and we don’t have to guess who will be best man (especially as Dec was best man when Ant tied the knot in 2006).
The insider continued: "No one is expecting a long engagement because they've known each other for so long.
"It's pretty likely there'll be a wedding at some point next year. It's going to be a really big year for the boys.
"They both turn 40. They're also hosting the Brits and helping to launch Saturday Night Takeaway in America. It's very exciting."
Dec got together with Ali last summer after working together for more than 10 years through her role at celebrity agency James Grant Management.
Speaking about his relationship last November, Dec said: "It's going good. Everything's hunky-dory.
"It was a little strange because we've had a working relationship for so long. But because it just happened there was no big ta-da.
"I can still fall in love easily. That's what is really nice because everything at home is great and work is really busy. Things couldn't be better for me at the minute."