Declan Donnelly weds long-term love Ali Astall... and of course Ant is Best Man
Published 01/08/2015 | 14:34
TV star Declan Donnelly has wed his long-term partner Ali Astall.
The other half of Ant and Dec has walked up the aisle in a star-studded ceremony.
Famous faces on the guestlist included Holly Willoughby, Paddy McGuinness and Keith Lemon and his Britain's Got Talent boss Simon Cowell was unable to make the nuptials but reportedly sent a gift along with well wishes to the newlyweds.
Vernon Kay and Tess Daly, flew fresh from Brian Dowling's wedding in Wicklow on Thursday for the ceremony, while Rochelle and Marvin Humes were also spotted.
Ant McPartlin acted as Best Man for the big day, leading groomsmen, including Jonathan Wilkes, at the festivities.
Dec's brother Father Dermott Donnelly officiated the service at St Michael's Church in Newcastle before their reception.
Hundreds of fans descended on the church keen to get a look at the A-list attendees, with gates erected last night to keep crowds at bay.
As for those who were invited, an insider told The Sun: "It's a lovely group of people who have been close to Dec and Ali for years. It felt right for him to go back to Newcastle because Dec is such a proud Geordie.
"The fact that he’s waited so long to marry shows how serious he is about marriage vows, but he has absolutely no doubts that Ali is The One."
Dec popped the question to agent Ali in November of last year with a ring estimated to have cost €100,000.
The couple have so far kept their honeymoon destination a secret, only dishing they would like to go "somewhere hot".