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Ashley Roberts congratulates Dec

Declan Donnelly's rumoured old flame Ashley Roberts has congratulated the presenter on his engagement.

The former Pussycat Doll was linked to the I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! presenter when she appeared on the show in 2012.

Declan, 39, has now proposed to his 36-year-old talent manager Ali Astall.

And Ashley told the Daily Mirror that she got to congratulate the presenter when she recently flew out to Australia for ITV2's I'm A Celebrity spin-off show.

"I got to see both the boys, it was Ant's birthday while I was there and I got to say congratulations to Declan. I'm happy for him," she said.

Dec asked Ali to marry him in Australia, ahead of the start of I'm A Celebrity.

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

He has previously 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."

The former Byker Grove actor dated Sky Sports presenter Georgie Thompson for two years, before they split in 2011.

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