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Ant: Dec didn't tell me he proposed

I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here! host Ant McPartlin will have to wait to find out if he will be best man for his on-screen partner Declan Donnelly.

Donnelly announced his engagement to his manager, Ali Astall, last week while in Australia filming the ITV reality show.

In an interview with the Daily Mirror, the pair, never seen apart on screen, revealed Donnelly had gone solo with the proposal and kept his fellow Geordie in the dark.

McPartlin told the paper: "No, he did it all himself. I'm very proud of him. Good lad."

And Donnelly said: "It just seemed like the right time. So yeah, I just did it."

And on the subject of his best man, he added: "He (Ant) has got to wait to be asked. There is plenty of time for all that."

Donnelly, 39, who was best man at McPartlin's 2006 wedding, f irst found fame with McPartlin in teenage drama Byker Grove. He has previously dated actress Clare Buckfield and TV presenter Georgie Thompson.

McPartlin also had a word to say on contestant and The Only Way is Essex star Gemma Collins, who has already threatened to quit the show.

He said: "I don't watch Towie. I have got no history with her whatsoever, but I find her very funny, she is great and makes me laugh. She wants to kill herself over everything."

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