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Declan Donnelly seals marriage with Ali Astall

Declan Donnelly finally sealed it with a kiss with fiancee Ali Astall. He'd arrived at the church in Newcastle with his other long-term partner Ant McPartlin. The inseperable duo took time to meet the hundreds of fans who'd waited patiently for a glimpse of the wedding party.

On the guest list were celebrities from the world of sport, and some from the small screen too, including ITV's own Ben Shepherd.


Declan Donnelly 'ties the knot with Ali Astall' in Newcastle

TV, music, comedy and sports stars turned out today to see Declan Donnelly marry his manager Ali Astall.

The wedding was held at St Michael's Church, Elswick, Newcastle. The groom's brother Father Dermott Donnelly, the Dean of St Mary's Cathedral, led the ceremony.

Newly married Declan Donnelly and Ali Astall Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

The Geordie presenter got engaged to Miss Astall, in November last year on an island off the coast of Australia, before travelling to the set of I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! for the latest series.

Dec looked pretty pleased with himself. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

This morning Donnelly joked from the pair's Ant and Dec Twitter account: "Morning! I know I've got somewhere to be today but I can't for the life of me remember where...."

Ant and Dec arrived together in matching suits. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

TV presenting partner Ant McPartlin who was wearing a matching suit reportedly played the role of best man.

McPartlin drove the groom to St Michael's Church in an Aston Martin Vanquish which he revved loudly.

Ali is Dec's manager. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

The bride, wearing a simple full length sleveless white dress, smiled for spectators as she arrived in a Rolls Royce Phantom.

Philip Schofield took pictures ahead of the ceremony. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Breakfast television legends Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby were both in attendance.

Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

As were Strictly's Tess Daly and TV presenter husband Vernon Kay.

ITV's Stephen Mulhern was also among the guests. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Declan Donnelly arrives at church ahead of his wedding

Declan Donnelly has arrived at St Michael's Church in Elswick, Newcastle ahead of his reported wedding to Ali Astall.

Before going inside, he posed outside with his Ant and Dec sidekick and reported best man Ant McPartlin.

Declan Donnelly poses with Ant McPartlin outside the church in Newcastle Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

Ex-Apprentice star Baggs' post-mortem 'inconclusive'

A post-mortem following the "sudden and unexpected" death of former BBC Apprentice contestant Stuart Baggs has proved inconclusive, police said.

The 27-year-old, who ran a communications firm on the Isle of Man, was found dead at a home in the island's capital, Douglas, on Thursday.

Stuart Baggs was the youngest ever BBC Apprentice candidate when he appeared aged 21 Credit: BBC/PA Wire

Despite no apparent cause of death, Isle of Man Police said there is "no reason to view the circumstances as suspicious".

A police spokesman said: "Whilst at this time the cause of his death is not fully determined, there remains no reason to view the circumstances as suspicious, and routine inquiries will continue in order to inform the Coroner of Inquests of the full circumstances. The date of the initial inquest is to follow."


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