Meanwhile, Declan popped the question to his girlfriend Ali in Australia, ahead of the launch of the new series of the reality TV show. The couple have been dating for a year and a half and have worked together for ten years. Dec – one half of ITV's star presenting duo Ant and Dec, with best friend Anthony Mc Partlin – has been living with the pretty blonde since the beginning of the year. A source told 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 also host ITV's reality TV show I'm a Celebrity... in which celebrities are placed in the jungle in Australia and have to compete to win the show. In April 2009, Donnelly and Mc Partlin achieved wide international exposure after interviewing Britain's Got Talent contestant Susan Boyle, whose audition would become the most-viewed You Tube video of 2009. Ant & Dec have their own production company Mitre Television where they produce their shows.EVER since they first met while appearing in a children's television series, Anthony Mc Partlin and Declan Donnelly - or Ant and Dec as the entire nation knows them - have been inseparable.But that's not the case for the women who share their lives.For the past 10 years Ali Astall, 35, has worked closely with both Ant and Dec.Last year, following news of their engagement after an 18-month courtship, Dec admitted that there was always something between him and Ali."I think we've always been attracted to each other but it has always been that thing of 'we work together'," the 39-year-old says of his reticence at getting involved sooner with a woman described as his best friend."We always hung out.