Declan Donnelly reveals he was "envious" when Ant McPartlin married

Published Tuesday, Feb 17 2015, 11:45 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Newly engaged Declan Donnelly has admitted he was "envious" of presenting partner Ant McPartlin when he married nine years ago.

After watching his best pal tie the knot, Dec has now revealed it made him wonder if he was ever going to find 'The One' just as Ant had done.

"I was envious, but I wasn't jealous," he said. "I would think, "Oh God, when's that going to happen for me?."

Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly at Britain's Got Talent auditions, London
11 February

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Ant and Dec pictured at the Britain's Got Talent London auditions last week (11 Feb).

Speaking to Times 2, he added: "I was so happy for him, but I was like, 'oh god, that looks quite nice. I'd like that'."

Reflecting on Ant's wedding to wife Lisa Armstrong, Dec said it made him realise he wanted to marry himself one day.

"It made me look inwardly and realise that's what I wanted," he admitted. "[I wanted] to have a partner and get married, but it wasn't there at the time."

Luckily for him though, Dec has now found his future missus and is looking ahead to a wedding of his own.

Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly with NTA Award, NTAs 2015, London
21 January

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Dec revealed he is planning a summer wedding at this year's NTAs.

Last year, Dec revealed he had got engaged to long-term girlfriend and manager Ali Astall, surprising fans and Ant - who claims he had no idea his BFF was going to propose!

Holidaying in Australia before the last series of I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Here! aired, the TV presenter popped the question. Following his proposal, Dec told fans he was a "very happy boy" - aww!

Since then, Dec has revealed he and his wife-to-be are hoping to wed this summer.

Speaking backstage at the NTAs last month, Dec told Reveal he was keen to tie the knot sooner rather than later - despite having a busy year ahead.

"Hopefully I'll have time for a wedding," he joked. "We're hoping to get married in the summer."

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