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02/01/2021 07:34 GMT

Ant McPartlin Engaged To His ‘Rock’ Anne-Marie Corbett After Popping The Question On Christmas Eve

The I'm A Celebrity presenter was previously married to first wife Lisa Armstrong for 11 years.

Ant McPartlin has popped the question to his girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett.

The couple’s engagement was confirmed by Ant & Dec’s publicist on Friday.

“Ant and Amzie are delighted to announce their engagement,” the statement read. “The proposal took place on Christmas Eve at home in a very romantic setting.”

The pair have reportedly been in a relationship since 2018, following the 45-year-old TV presenter’s separation from Lisa Armstrong, his wife of 11 years.

Anne-Marie has two daughters from her relationship with ex-husband Scott Corbett.

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Ant McPartlin with Anne-Marie Corbett

Ant has described his fiancée as his “rock” after she supported him following his drink-driving arrest and stint in rehab.

He stepped back from the spotlight after crashing his car in March 2018 while more than twice the alcohol limit, before entering rehab.

The star had struggled with a two-year addiction to super-strength painkillers following a knee operation in 2015.

His stint in rehab came six months after he was awarded an OBE for services to entertainment and broadcasting along with his presenting partner Declan Donnelly.

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Ant, left and Dec

In January 2019, Ant made a return to his TV duties alongside Dec at the Britain’s Got Talent auditions.

The duo have since spoken about how his struggles affected their three-decade friendship and working relationship.

News of Ant’s engagement comes shortly after he and Dec wrapped the latest series of I’m A Celebrity, which was filmed at Gwrych Castle in North Wales due to Covid-19.