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Dec engaged to his manager Ali Astall

Declan Donnelly has got engaged to his manager, Ali Astall. The I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! host is expected to marry next year.

Declan Donnelly and Ali Astall pictured earlier this year. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Talking about their relationship previously, Donnelly admitted it was "a little strange" when the couple first got together because they had been work colleagues for so long, but said: "It's going good. Everything's hunky-dory."

He was best man at the 2006 wedding of his on-screen partner Ant McPartlin, who is expected to return the favour.

The new series of the hit ITV show starts this weekend, with veteran broadcaster Michael Buerk heading into the jungle as one of 10 contestants including former Premier League footballer Jimmy Bullard and TV presenter Melanie Sykes.

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Dec to marry his manager Ali Astall

Declan Donnelly and Ali Astall at the 2014 National Television Awards. Credit: PA

Geordie TV Presenter, Declan Donnelly is engaged to his girlfriend and manager Ali Astall.

The 39-year-old I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! host is currently filming the new series in Australia, with on-screen partner and former Byker Grove co-star, Ant McPartlin.

Dec was Ant's best man in 2006 and is expected to return the favour. Credit: PA

Donnelly, who has won the National Television Awards Most Popular Entertainment Presenter ten times alongside McPartlin, has dated TV presenter Georgie Thompson and actress Clare Buckfield in the past.

Talking about their relationship previously, Donnelly admitted it was "a little strange" when the couple first got together because they had been work colleagues for so long, but said: "It's going good. Everything's hunky-dory."

Foo Fighters to kick-off UK leg of European tour in Sunderland

Foo Fighters

Grammy Award-winning rock band, Foo Fighters are to perform at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland in the new year.

Frontman Dave Grohl, and the band will kick off the UK leg of their ‘Sonic Highways’ European tour on Wearside on 25th May 2015.

It is the group's only stadium gig in the UK between London and Edinburgh.

“This is a major coup for the Stadium of Light and the North East region and we are absolutely thrilled to be welcoming one of the world’s best live bands to Wearside."

– SAFC’s Commercial Director, Gary Hutchinson

Foo Fighters UK show dates:

  • 25 May – Sunderland – Sunderland Stadium of Light
  • 27 May – Manchester – Emirates Old Trafford
  • 19 June – London – Wembley Stadium
  • 20 June – London – Wembley Stadium
  • 23 June – Edinburgh - BT Murrayfield Stadium

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Kylie is a fan pleaser as she takes stage selfie!

Kylie Minogue pleased fans in Newcastle as she took a selfie with one and signed the leg of another!

Kylie signs superfan's leg

Pop megastar Kylie Minogue performed at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle last night. It was a particularly memorable show for one fan who had his leg signed by the lady herself.

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