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ENGAGED: Dec Donnelly finds a lifetime partner….and it’s not Ant

The I’m A Celebrity host has popped the question to his girlfriend Ali Astall.

Declan Donnelly, better known as one half of Ant and Dec, has proposed to his girlfriend and manager Ali.

According to reports, the tv presenter (39) got down on bended knee while in Australia preparing for the upcoming series of I’m A Celeb.

An insider revealed that Dec always intended to propose while in Oz.

”They've spent a lot of time there in the past for the show and it just felt right,” the source claimed.

Dec and Ali (36) have worked together for over a decade and briefly dated in 2006 before rekindling the flame last year.

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Ant and Dec

Ant and Dec

The source added, "No one is expecting a long engagement because Dec and Ali have 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 as they both turn 40 and they're also hosting the Brits and helping to launch Saturday Night Takeaway in America. It's very exciting."

Speaking about Ali last year, Dec said everything was “hunky-dory”.

"It was a little strange because we've had a working relationship for so long,” he admitted. “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."

Dec had previous dated actress Clare Buckfield and Sky Sports News presenter Georgie Thompson.

Geordie star Dec is believed to be worth as estimated €37 million.

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