‘They’ve adored each other for years,’ reveals a source.‘People have often thought they were together – but it’s only recently they finally became an item."Dec and Clare are giving each other a wee bit of space at the moment but they remain firm friends and always will be," Mr Worsley said.The couple, who met as teenage actors, had split before but said that this time it was for good, he said, adding: "I want to make it clear there's absolutely nobody else involved." Donnelly and Buckfield are close to Mc Partlin - who lives next door in a quiet street in Chiswick - and his longterm girlfriend, singer Lisa Armstrong, who are comforting them over the split.The star, who won the award for Best Entertainment Performance with sidekick Ant Mc Partlin, couldn't take his eyes off girlfriend Ali Astall, who looked stunning in a printed dress.The pair looked head over heels for one another as they enjoyed their meal inside the venue, intently looking into each other's eyes and chatting away.
The part of Duncan on Byker Grove was Dec's first well-known TV appearance.
"The fact that he’s waited so long to marry shows how serious he is about marriage vows, but he has absolutely no doubts that Ali is The One." Dec popped the question to agent Ali in November of last year with a ring estimated to have cost €100,000.
The couple have so far kept their honeymoon destination a secret, only dishing they would like to go "somewhere hot".
Declan Joseph Oliver 'Dec' Donnelly, OBE (born 25 September 1975) is an English television presenter, producer and actor, best known as one half of the British acting and TV presenting duo Ant & Dec, with the other being Anthony Mc Partlin.
Donnelly came to prominence in the children's drama series Byker Grove and as one half of the pop music duo PJ & Duncan.