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Declan Donnelly pops the question

Declan Donnelly is finally ready to settle down after getting engaged.

The I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! host has popped the question to his TV manager girlfriend of a year-and-a-half, Ali Astall.

Dec, 39, is said to have asked Ali to marry him, over the weekend, while they were both in Australia, according to the Daily Mirror.

The couple already live together and are now said to want to marry next summer.

Dec was previously said to be seeing I'm a Celeb.... contestant Ashley Roberts, and was also in a relationship with Sky Sports presenter Georgie Thompson.

He has said of Ali, who has been his talent manager for a decade: "I think we've always been attracted to each other but it has always been that thing of we work together.

"This is the first time we've given it a try. We always hung out. When she was single and I was single we'd go out for dinner on Valentine's night together because we didn't have partners.

"This year we went out as couple."

Dec was best man at the 2006 wedding of his on-screen partner Ant McPartlin, who is expected to return the favour.

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 former Premier League footballer Jimmy Bullard and TV presenter Melanie Sykes.

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