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Dec reveals he proposed at sunset on Oz beach

Dec proposed to girlfriend Ali Astall in November. Credit: PA

Dec proposed to his girlfriend Ali Astall on an Australian beach at sunset, on a holiday before the latest series of I'm A Celebrity...

He waited until the last night of their trip to the Hayman Islands, on the Great Barrier Reef in November.

Of course, his best friend and the other half of the famous Geordie Duo, Ant McPartlin, knew what he was planning, and says he can't wait to be best man.

He will reveal details of the night he popped the question on The Jonathan Ross Show tonight.

I wasn’t quite sure how I was going to do it so I took the ring with me and I was looking for the opportunity to do it and it was beautiful out there, we were on the Great Barrier Reef and we had a wonderful hotel and it was stunning everywhere but I just didn’t quite know how I was going to do it.

It got to the last evening and we’d organised dinner on the beach and we went round to one side of the island, the only place on the island where you can see the sun set, and we just went round and we watched the sunset go down and we did it there, it was lovely.

– Dec Donnelly
Dec has chosen best friend Ant to be his Best Man. Credit: PA

Ant says he is looking forward to his Best Man duties.

He was Best Man for me, I’ve been married eight years now.

His speech was very good, very funny so I’ve got a lot to get him back with!

– Ant McPartlin

The Jonathan Ross Show is on ITV tonight at 9:20pm


Ant and Dec to work with Prince Charles for ITV documentary

Ant&Dec will film with Prince Charles for ITV documentary. Credit: PA

TV royalty Ant and Dec are joining up with the real thing for a new documentary about the work of the Prince's Trust.

The Geordie duo will spend time with the Prince of Wales as the trust gears up to its 40th anniversary in 2016.

The result will be a 90-minute ITV special shown next year.

Ant and Dec are both ambassadors of the trust and say they are 'hugely excited' to be working with Prince Charles on the 'first project of this kind.'

We've worked with The Prince's Trust for years and know what an incredible job they do of supporting young people right across the UK. This is a unique opportunity for us to get under the skin of a great organisation and its founder, to pose the questions we've always wanted to ask and to see the achievements of the young people celebrated.

– Ant & Dec

The trust, launched by HRH The Prince of Wales in 1976, works with people aged 13 to 30 struggling with school or unemployment.

We are delighted to be following The Prince's Trust over a year to celebrate this landmark occasion.

This special programme will see Ant and Dec spending time throughout the year with the Prince and seeing at close hand the work he does within the trust aimed at enhancing young people's lives up and down the country.

This promises to be a major event in the schedule and a real treat for our viewers.

– ITV's factual commission editor Andrew O'Connell

Newcastle rock band beat hundreds in music competition

A Newcastle based rock band has had a taste of the big time after winning a North East competition.

The Heavy Jets, who are a brit pop rock act, reached the final of the SoundWave Music Competition at the O2 Academy in Newcastle. The band successfully saw off competition from hundreds of acts.

Winners - The Heavy Jets

The band is made up of Rhys Breen, Liam O’Brien, Matt Johnson and Scott McCall. They have been together since 2011 and the judges compared them to the likes of The Black Keys and Oasis.

They won recording time, radio airplay, and more.

"It was a cracking night, we were up against some great competition too so it makes it all the more rewarding to have won. "Thanks to everyone who voted for us or came along on the night, there couldn't have been a better atmosphere."

– The Heavy Jets


Watch Bella - the 365 trick dog!

A woman in Hetton-le-Hole is teaching her dog Bella 365 tricks - one for every day of the year.

Lynn Stacey has been a wheelchair user for two years and Bella already helps her around the house by opening drawers, putting washing in the machine and even taking Lynn's shoes and socks off.

Now to raise money for Dog Aid, which trains dogs to help people with disabilities, Lynn is teaching Bella a new trick every day for a year and posting the videos online.

Click below to see Bella's "Sleep" trick...

...and click below for Bella's "Frisk" trick.

To see Lynn's website click here. Or you can even follow Bella herself on Twitter:

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