ITV’s Declan Donnelly girlfriend Ali Astall show off their beach bodies

The I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! Presenter soaked up the sunshine in Australia


We are not used to seeing Declan Donnelly without his shirt on! In face some cruel media reports jibed that the TV presenter might be the only person in the whole of the jungle who put weight on during the filming of the latest series of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!

In true Brit style Declan looked pasty with the slightest hint of a pot belly as he and his girlfriend stepped out on a balcony, to watch none other then a pig race- as you do!

He has been seeing manager Ali Astall for a while now and Declan flew her out to join him in Australia during the film of the show. Declan spared no expense during the trip and splashed out on a luxury penthouse hotel for them to stay in during his hectic filming schedule. Perfect for pig watching too which I am sure Ali was pleased about –so romantic!

Ant McPartin Dec’s true ‘other half’ also made an appearance to watch the bizarre race. His own wife Lisa Armstrong however was unable to join them and remained in the UK for the weeks that I’m A Celebrity was being made.

Despite Declan’s slightly dumpy appearance Ali was looking slim and trim in a tiny bikini as she laughed and joked with Dec while watching the race. The pair seemed to be having a great time and appeared to be very happy together. The pig race seemed to amuse them greatly as the piglets were released wearing special colours so people could make bets and predictions on which one could win. The pig race is a regular occurrence at the hotel where they were staying with a special course set up for the pigs to run around, and several obstacles for them to dodge as well! Despite having known each other and indeed been working together for almost 10 years it took them that long to get together as Ali and Declan got together just last year.

Speaking to the Mirror recently about the romance, Dec said: ‘It’s going good. Everything’s hunky-dory. It was a little strange because we’ve had a working relationship for so long.

‘But because it just happened there was no big ta-da. Things couldn’t be better for me at the minute.’

It seems that Dec has got his head screwed on his shoulders and perhaps Ali will be the girl he eventually settles down with. Dec’s last  relationship with Sky Sports News presenter Georgie Thomson lasted a mere two years. In fact he is best known for dating the actress Claire Buckfield with whom he was together 11 years. However the pair split in 2003. According to friends Ali and Dec are very serious about each other so we say watch this space!

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