DECLAN Donnelly is alleged to be “thrilled” for his long-term co-star Ant McPartlin after The Solar revealed that he proposed to girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett.
The happy couple instructed household and mates together with finest pal Dec of their plans to get married over the festive interval, and the Britain’s Received Expertise host is anticipated to behave as Greatest Man at their marriage ceremony.
Declan Donnelly ‘thrilled’ as Ant McPartlin proposes to Anne-Marie Corbett Credit score: Splash Information
The TV star’s publicist Simon Jones confirmed the information in a press release.
He mentioned: “Ant and Amzie are delighted to announce their engagement. The proposal occurred on Christmas Eve at residence in a really romantic setting.”
The Geordie star has identified private assistant Anne-Marie, 43, for a number of years.
It is anticipated Dec will probably be Greatest Man when the couple wedCredit score: Rex Options
The gorgeous PA labored with Dec’s agent spouse on the similar London-based administration firm, earlier than she began to work for Ant on a full-time foundation.
They formally started courting in April 2018, and Anne-Marie – who has two teenage daughters from a earlier marriage – was mentioned to be Ant’s “rock” as he went to rehab after being convicted of drink driving.
Final night time a good friend mentioned: “Ant has been planning this for a while – however needed to ensure the second was excellent.
“2020 has been a reasonably torrid 12 months for everyone, and that is the completely satisfied information that every one their family and friends have been ready for.
Ant popped the query to Anne-Marie on Christmas EveCredit score: Dan Charity – The Solar
“Each Amzie and Ant adore Christmas, and get actually into it yearly, so Ant determined to pop the query on Christmas Eve.
“He is a traditionalist, so received down on one knee after first checking with Anne Marie’s household that he had their blessing. It was super-romantic, and clearly Anne-Marie mentioned ‘sure’ right away.
“Clearly getting engaged within the midst of a pandemic is not very best in terms of planning a marriage… in the intervening time a summer time ceremony is wanting extraordinarily unlikely, so it might be a 2022 affair.”
Their engagement marks the tip of a combined couple of years for the star.
Ant stepped again from the highlight after crashing his automotive in March 2018, whereas greater than twice the alcohol restrict, earlier than coming into rehab.
Ant was married to Strictly Come Dancing make-up artist Lisa for 11 yearsCredit score: Splash Information
He had struggled with a two-year habit to super-strength painkillers following a knee operation in 2015.
His stint in rehab got here six months after he was awarded an OBE for companies to leisure and broadcasting alongside along with his presenting companion Dec.
In January 2019, Ant made a return to his TV duties alongside Dec on the Britain’s Received Expertise auditions.
The duo have since spoken about how his struggles affected their three-decade friendship and dealing relationship.
Information of the engagement comes shortly after he and Dec wrapped the newest sequence of I am A Movie star, which was filmed at Gwrych Citadel in North Wales resulting from Covid-19.
Ant gave a touching perception into his newfound happiness with Anne-Marie, who has beforehand hailed as being his “rock”, on the present.
Throughout a bushtucker trial involving Radio 1 presenter Jordan North, Ant instructed viewers that being at residence with Anne-Marie was his “completely satisfied place”.