Declan Donnelly thanks fans for engagement wishes: 'Very happy boy'

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Ant & Dec's Declan Donnelly has thanked fans for their well wishes following news of his engagement to Ali Astall.

The <em>I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! co-host is thought to have popped the question to his girlfriend and manager Ali while in Australia.

Declan Donnelly outside the BBC Radio 2 studios, August 2014


Declan is engaged to manager Ali.

Today, the TV presenter acknowledged the engagement with a tweet expressing his appreciation for the congratulatory messages he has received.

Dec said: "Hey, just wanted to say a big thank you for all the lovely messages over the last couple of days. Really appreciate it. Very happy boy."

The star has kept mum on details of the engagement but sources claim he flew Ali out to Australia before his I'm A Celebrity workload began so they could enjoy some romantic time together... and he could pop the question!


I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! returns with its 14th series - hosts Ant & Dec


Ant & Dec return to co-host I'm A Celebrity on Sunday.

Dec's schedule is about to become jam-packed as the 14th series of I'm A Celebrity kicks off on Sunday, 16 November. Ant & Dec are back again to co-host live from the Aussie jungle as another ten celebrities fight to become King or Queen of the Jungle.

The first big twist of the year has already been announced: the celebrities will be split into two groups before arriving in the jungle, with one group being sent to normal camp and the other sent to the 'celebrity slammer', a jungle-style jail.

Viewers can already vote online at, or for which group goes where. One member of the group which heads to jail will be in danger of getting the first Bushtucker Trial.

The groups are:

Group A
Tinchy Stryder
Melanie Sykes
Jimmy Bullard
Kendra Wilkinson
Michael Buerk

Group B
Craig Charles
Gemma Collins
Carl Fogarty
Nadia Forde
Vicki Michelle.

What do you think of the I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here 2014 lineup?
Excellent! A great mix of celebrities and I'll definitely tune in!29.13%
Awful! Who are these people?!25.89%
Hmm... It's alright but I expected more celebrities I knew.44.98%

I'm A Celebrity begins Sunday 16 November at 9pm on ITV

Check out all of this year's jungle campmates here!

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