Declan Donnelly will be reunited with the lady of his dreams this weekend, after I’m A Celebrity star Ashley Roberts agreed to join him on his new primetime show.
The presenter previously admitted that he has a massive crush on the blonde beauty, who has went on from starring on the jungle based reality TV show to judging on Dancing On Ice and he will come face to face with her once more, when she appears on the news series of Saturday Night Takeaway this weekend.
It was a canny signing by show bosses, who hope the pair will flirt and connect live on TV.
Dec admitted he fancied Ash last year but was then too nervous to ask her out. A source told Now magazine at the time:
“The way Dec comes across on TV you’d think he’s the most confident guy in the world.
“But you’ll find he actually tends to date women he’s known for a little while.”
Ashley, 31, later teased: “I’d like to get to know Dec better. It would be nice to go for a drink and a chat.”
However, in January she admitted that he never got in touch and laughed:
“I’ve not heard from him at all, so I can’t see anything happening there now. I didn’t see him at the wrap party either.
“After the party I went to a club with David Haye, Mark Wright and a few friends and danced my little tushy off.
“We partied until the wee hours of the morning and I was bouncing around all over the place because I was so excited to be out of the jungle.”
This weekend might be the pair’s chance to connect, as it will be the first time they have come face to face since I’m A Celeb ended in November.
A source told The Daily Star:
“It’s going to be like Blind Date meets Surprise Surprise. We fully expect Ant to take the mickey out of them both and crack lovejokes.”
Hollywood actor Danny DeVito, 68 will also make an appearance on the show, as will Take That’s Robbie Williams who will perform his new single Be A Boy at the end of the programme.
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