Ant McPartlin to marry girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett this weekend at a star-studded event with Declan Donnelly as a witness and their famous friends in attendance
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Ant McPartlin will marry his girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett this weekend in a star-studded ceremony.
The couple have been together since 2018 after Anne-Marie previously worked as Ant’s personal assistant.
They moved into a stunning £ 6million seven-bedroom London home together at the end of 2019, which they share with Anne-Marie’s two teenage daughters from her first marriage.
Ant proposed to Anne-Marie on Christmas Eve last year after nearly three years of dating, with a statement from Ant’s rep confirming, “Ant and Amzie are delighted to announce their engagement.
“The proposal took place on Christmas Eve at the house in a very romantic setting.”
Here’s everything we know about marriage so far …
The wedding celebrations will begin on Friday and run through the weekend.
The ceremony would take place in a church.
The couple apparently intended to marry abroad, but Covid restrictions made the situation too unpredictable.
Ant and Anne-Marie’s wedding reception would take place in a large stately mansion converted into a hotel in Hampshire, attended by 100 guests.
While they’ve opted for a lavish venue for the party, the couple try to keep the ceremony low-key.
A source told The Sun, “Neither side wants the razzmatazz of a showbiz wedding.”
The report added that they don’t want the “spotlight shine” on their nuptials with just their “near and dearest” joining them on their special day.
Ant and Anne-Marie hope for a “simple but beautiful ceremony”.
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Ant will spare no expense so that his loved ones can attend the big day.
He is said to have spent £ 100,000 on hotel bills to cover his friends and family who wish to attend.
The bill could rise even more if guests choose to send the room service charge to the TV star as well.
A source told The Mail on Sunday: “Ant is paying for 100 friends to stay at £ 1,000 per night and told them to send the spa bill to his £ 5,000 per night honeymoon suite.”
The report also states that accommodation for the big event is “more expensive than the Ritz”.
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The best man
Ant’s best friend, Dec, will take on the role of best man.
Dec would have been one of the first to know about Ant and Anne-Marie’s engagement
He had previously taken on the role of best man in Ant’s first marriage to Lisa Armstrong.
Ant and Lisa tied the knot in 2006 in a lavish ceremony at Cliveden, a luxury country house in Buckinghamshire.
The former couple split in 2018 after 11 years of marriage and their divorce was finalized last year.
Ant and Dec have known each other since they were teenagers and met while playing in Byker Grove.
Since then, they’ve hosted a number of shows together, including I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! and Britain has talent.
While no official guest list has been announced, Ant’s famous friends will likely be in attendance.
His SMTV Live co-star Cat Deeley, who he reunited with on Saturday Night Take-Out earlier this year, will likely be a guest.
Another possible big name who could attend is Holly Willoughby, who has a close friendship with Ant and Dec.
Stephen Mulhern, who is a regular on Saturday Night Takeaway, will no doubt be there too.
Another who could attend is Andi Peters, who hosts the competition segment of the show.
Ant and Dec’s old friends Robbie Williams and Jonathan Wilkes could also grab some invites.