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Declan Donnelly reveals Ant McPartlin hasn’t asked him to be best man after he proposed to girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett

Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email Newly-engaged Ant McPartlin and Anne-Marie Corbett looked happier than ever. It's the first time they have been seen together since the Christmas Eve proposal news hit headlines. A friend told The Sun: "Ant has been planning this for some time - but wanted to make sure the moment was just right. Previously, Ant was married to Lisa Armstrong for 11 years. And Ant McPartlin looked on cloud nine as he was seen with his now fiancée Anne-Marie Corbett for the first time since he proposed to her.

It must be love: Ant McPartlin looked on cloud nine as he was seen with his now fiancée Anne-Marie Corbett for the first time since he proposed to her Anne-Marie wrapped up in a dark coat which she wore with black trousers and a matching pair of boots. The outing comes soon after Ant went golfing with Anne-Marie's daughter just days after he asked her mother to marry him. Ant has been linked to Anne-Marie since March 2018 and it is expected that a 'thrilled' Declan Donnelly will 'act as the best man' at their wedding - just as he was at Ant's first nuptials back in 2006. Discussing the engagement, Declan said he was 'happy' for his co-host but joked that he is yet to be asked to be best man. Casual: Anne-Marie wrapped up in a dark coat which she wore with black trousers and a matching pair of boots The engagement comes three years after Ant confirmed he had split from his wife of 12 years, make-up artist Lisa Armstrong, 44.

While a pal told The Sun: 'Ant has been planning this for some time - but wanted to make sure the moment was just right. The couple got engaged after Ant romantically popped the question on Christmas Eve (pictured in 2019) They added that Ant is expected to ask his co-host Dec to be his best man and that the presenter thoughtfully designed Anne-Marie's ring himself. Getting serious: Ant and Anne-Marie were first linked in March 2018, two months after Ant released a statement to confirm that he had split from wife of 12 years Lisa Armstrong (pictured in 2019) Dec was also best man at Ant's first wedding to ex Lisa in Buckinghamshire back in 2006 and is said to be 'thrilled' about the engagement. Ant also got the honour of fulfilling the best man role at Dec's nuptials to Ali Astall in 2015 where the duo wore matching bright blue suits. The engagement also comes after Ant made a sweet reference to Anne-Marie on I'm A Celebrity when he said 'my happy place is at home with my girlfriend.' Exes: The exciting engagement news comes three years after Ant confirmed his split from Lisa, they are said to have finalised their divorce in April (pictured on their wedding day in 2006) Ant and Anne-Marie share two dogs, Milo and Brumble, and are thought to have finally moved into their seven-bedroom £6m South West London home in 2020 after purchasing it the year before.

Ant and Anne-Marie were first linked in March 2018, two months after Ant released a statement to confirm that he had split from wife of 12-years Lisa Armstrong. A 'thrilled' Declan Donnelly is expected to 'act as the best man' at their wedding - just as he was at Ant's first nuptials to Lisa back in 2006 2006: Ant married Lisa Armstrong in Buckinghamshire with Dec being his best man for the nuptials. 2015: Dec marries Ali Astall, with Ant returning the favour and being best man for the occasion. 2018: Ant announces he had split from wife of 12 years Lisa in January and in March is linked to Anne-Marie Corbett for the first time. 2020: Ant and Lisa finalise their divorce in April, with her reportedly getting a £31m settlement.

The TV host proposes to Anne-Marie on Christmas Eve. Advertisement In March 2018, Anne-Marie, the former couple's personal assistant, was seen giving Ant a packed lunch outside his house. The pair continued to be seen over the next several months, and in June 2018, having revealed that she didn't know Ant and Anne-Marie were dating, Lisa accused Ant's new girlfriend of 'breaking the girl code' by dating the TV star. In October 2018, just days before his and Lisa's divorce application was granted, Ant was seen holding his phone, which had him and Anne-Marie as the screensaver. Both Ant and Anne-Marie have been married before, with the personal assistant separating from her husband Scott in October 2017 (pictured in 2019) Ant and Lisa's union legally came to an end during a 30-second hearing. Lisa and Ant finalised their divorce in April 2020 after their split in 2018 following the presenter's highly documented battle with painkillers and alcohol. Saturday Night Takeaway's Ant was reported to have handed over £31m to Lisa in their divorce settlement, including their £5m home in West London, after an 'eight-hour negotiation'. How exciting: Ant has reportedly been planning to propose for some time, wanting to make sure the event was perfect and even asking for blessing from her family (pictured in March) In 2019, friends of the former couple told The Mail On Sunday that despite efforts by Ant to keep their split low-key, Lisa still wanted her day in court. Lisa is understood to have felt that Ant 'got away with a lot' following their split. She was also believed to be dismayed and deeply hurt that he moved on so quickly when he started a new relationship with Anne-Marie. A source close to the couple said: 'Ant has been very generous in terms of the financial settlement but Lisa is totally the opposite of someone who is motivated by money. Dog parents: Ant and ex Lisa share custody of their beloved Labrador, Hurley, following their split (Lisa pictured with Hurley in March 2016) 'What the general public and his fans don't realise is that Ant's decision to end the marriage came after years of Lisa trying to save him from himself. During the hearing, Ant had to technically admit adultery with Anne-Marie as their relationship officially began while he and Lisa were still married. Split: Ant and Lisa's union legally came to an end during a 30-second hearing. However in November 2018, the pair were said to be fighting over custody of dog, Hurley (pictured in 2017) DECLAN Donnelly has revealed co-star Ant McPartlin is yet to ask him to be his Best Man after he proposed to girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett. Ant, 45, popped the question to mother-of-two Anne-Marie on Christmas Eve after two years of dating. 7 Ant McPartlin is yet to ask Declan Donnelly to be his Best Man Credit: Rex Features However, co-star and best friend Dec is still waiting on the nod as Best Man - just days after the romantic gesture. Speaking outside his home in Chiswick, West London, Dec told The Mirror: "He hasn't asked me yet. 7 Ant proposed to mother-of-two Anne-Marie on Christmas Eve Credit: BackGrid 7 Ant finalised his divorce with ex-wife Lisa Armstrong in April Credit: Jamie Lorriman Ant and Anne-Marie told family and friends including best pal Dec of their plans to get married. It's believed the Britain's Got Talent host, 45, is expected to act as Best Man at their wedding. The happy news comes months after Ant finalised his divorce with ex-wife Lisa Armstrong in April. 7 The Geordie star has known the personal assistant for several years Credit: Dan Charity - The Sun He said: "Ant and Amzie are delighted to announce their engagement. The Geordie star has known personal assistant Anne-Marie, 43, for several years. They officially began dating in April 2018, and Anne-Marie - who has two teenage daughters from a previous marriage - was said to be Ant's "rock" as he went to rehab after being convicted of drink driving. Most read in Celebrity ROM-ANT-IC Ant & Ann-Marie seen for 1st time since engagement on dog walk (& so is ex Lisa) HIP HIP HOLLY Gordon Ramsay's daughter Holly stuns in skirt & crop top on 21st birthday cheeky Megan Barton-Hanson flashes her boobs in candid throwback of her napping BINKY'S BOY Binky Felstead confirms she is having a baby boy in sweet gender reveal video staying put Corrie's Lucy Fallon slams fan who accused her of fleeing Tier 4 for Dubai jail time Zara Holland & Covid+ boyfriend targeted by Barbados locals who want them in jail A friend previously told The Sun: "Ant has been planning this for some time - but wanted to make sure the moment was just right. It was super-romantic, and obviously Anne-Marie said 'yes' straight away. Declan Donnelly is thrilled about his best mate Ant getting engaged - but he's still waiting to be confirmed as best man. Ant McPartlin popped the question to Anne-Marie Corbett to Christmas Eve and wedding bells are on their way. His fellow I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here host Dec spoke about his long-term co-star's good news outside his London home on Saturday. Dec was clearly delighted that Ant is getting married, the Mirror reports, but said he has not been asked to be Dec's best man at the ceremony, which is expected to be held next year. Dec fulfilled best man duties for Byker Grove co-star Ant's first wedding, to Lisa Armstrong in 2006, while Ant was Dec's best when Dec tied the knot with Ali Astall in Newcastle in 2015 Anne-Marie, 43, was Ant's personal assistant and was said to be his "rock" during tough times in his life that resulted in a year away from the TV screen. He was admitted to rehab for a second time after a drink-drive crash in April 2018. Anne-Marie and Ant moved into a £6million house in South West London last year. Ant and Lisa were wed for 11 years. Read more: Bitcoin price hits new all-time high above $24,000 as institutions drive up demand