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Ashley Roberts congratulates ex Declan Donnelly on his engagement

November 27, 2014
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Ashley Roberts is "happy for" her ex Declan Donnelly, who recently proposed to his TV manager girlfriend Ali Astall. The former Pussycat Doll, who dated the I'm A Celebrity host after appearing on the ITV show back in 2012, told The Mirror at the 2014 Animal Hero Awards on Wednesday evening: "I got to see both the boys [in Australia] it was Ant's birthday while I was there and I got to say congratulations to Declan."

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Ashley Roberts is happy for ex Declan, who recently got engaged

"I'm happy for him," added the 33-year-old, who was wearing a plunging black leather top, black trousers and jacket at the Grosvenor Park.Ashley and Declan were romantically linked after the blonde came runner-up to EastEnders actress Charlie Brooks, although their romance was never officially confirmed. Meanwhile, Declan popped the question to his girlfriend Ali in Australia, ahead of the launch of the new series of the reality TV show.

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The pair were linked after Ashley appeared on I'm A Celebrity...

The couple have been dating for a year and a half and have worked together for ten years. They are expected to tie the knot next year. 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.

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Declan proposed to his TV manager girlfriend Ali in Australia earlier this month

"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."

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