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TV host Dec set to marry his manager

TV host Declan Donnelly has got engaged.

The I'm A Celeb... presenter, currently in Australia for the new series of the reality show, is expected to marry to his manager, Ali Astall, next year.

Donnelly previously admitted it was "a little strange" when the couple first got together because they had been work colleagues for so long, but said: "It's going good. Everything's hunky-dory."


He was best man at the 2006 wedding of his long-standing on-screen sidekick Ant McPartlin, who is expected to return the favour.

Donnelly, who first found fame with McPartlin in teenage drama Byker Grove, has previously dated actress Clare Buckfield.

The new series of the hit ITV show starts this weekend, with veteran broadcaster Michael Buerk heading into the jungle as one of 10 contestants including TV presenter Melanie Sykes.