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Declan Donnelly is engaged to TV manager girlfriend Ali Astall

November 13, 2014
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Declan Donnelly is engaged to his girlfriend Ali Astall after proposing at the weekend. The I'm A Celebrity host popped the question in Australia, where the pair will be for the next month while Dec films the news series of I'm A Celebrity… Get me Out Of Here!. The couple have been dating for a year and a half and have worked together for ten years – she is his manager. They are expected to tie the knot next year.

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Declan pictured with his fiancée Ali Astall

Dec – one half of ITV's star presenting duo Ant and Dec, with best friend Anthony McPartlin – has been living with the pretty blonde since the beginning of the year. The pair have a pet dog together called Rocky. A source told the Mirror: "Dec and Ali are completely besotted with each other. "They have been best friends for a long time.

Ant and Dec, who are both managed by Ali, pictured on Saturday Night Takeaway

"Dec soon realised that the he'd met the girl he wanted to spend the rest of his life with and felt ready to settle down. They added: "They're keen to start a family and want to get hitched next year. "Friends and family are delighted and see that they’re taking the next step as they’re perfect for each other. "Dec, 38, recently opened up about their relationship after keeping it under wraps for some time. Speaking at the unveiling of the tour of hit show, Saturday Night Takeaway at London's O2, he told the Sun, "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. Things couldn't be better for me at the moment."

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