Britain’s Got Talent 2013: Bad news ladies! Dec Donnelly is off the market as he’s dating manager Ali Astall!

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Britain’s Got Talent – and I’m A Celebrity – co-host Declan Donnelly has been single since his long-term romance with Sky sports reporter Georgie Thompson ended in 2011…

Since then, although Dec has been romantically linked to a few ladies – among them former Pussycat Dolls and I’m A Celeb contestant Ashley Roberts – he’s failed to land ‘the one’ but a report in The Sun today reckons he’s now found her in the form of his manager, Ali Astall.

Ali and Dec, who have apparently “adored each other for years”, made news of their romance official yesterday and have informed Ali’s bosses at celebrity agency James Grant Management – who manage Dec and his presenting partner Ant McPartlin’s careers – about their relationship.

The paper adds, “The lovers are currently sharing a romantic break together following an earlier joint break alongside Ant, 37, and his wife Lisa.”

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A source close the couple said, “They’ve adored each other for years and people have often thought they were together…

“But it’s only recently they finally became an item.

“They kept it quiet for ages but are at last coming to terms with being a couple in public.

“They have told their families the news as they all know each other anyway.

“To be honest, it hasn’t come as much of a surprise to some because they’d always been close.”

We will of course keep you posted on any news about wedding bells a-ringin’ but for now, here’s a reminder of a recent interview with Ant and Dec…

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