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Ant McPartlin and fiancee Anne-Marie Corbett are all smiles as they take their dogs for a walk in south London

NEWLY engaged couple Ant McPartlin and Anne-Marie Corbett made sure to bundle up warm as they took their dogs for a walk in south London.

The TV star, 45, popped the question to mother-of-two on Christmas Eve after two years of dating.

The pair were seen looking every inch the smitten couple as they took their beloved pooches for a stroll in Wimbledon.

The recently engaged couple were dressed in warm winter coats as they enjoyed their winter walk.

Ant and Anne-Marie told family and friends, including best pal Dec, at Christmas of their plans to get married.

The happy news comes months after Ant finalised his divorce with ex-wife Lisa Armstrong in April.



The TV star's publicist Simon Jones confirmed the news in a statement.

He said: "Ant and Amzie are delighted to announce their engagement. The proposal took place on Christmas Eve at home in a very romantic setting."

The Geordie star has known personal assistant Anne-Marie, 43, for several years.

The PA worked with Dec's agent wife at the same London-based management company, before she started to work for Ant on a full-time basis.

They officially began dating in April 2018, and Anne-Marie – who has two teenage daughters from a previous marriage – was said to be Ant's "rock" as he went to rehab after being convicted of drink driving.

A friend previously told The Sun: "Ant has been planning this for some time – but wanted to make sure the moment was just right. 2020 has been a pretty torrid year for everybody, and this is the happy news that all their friends and family have been waiting for.

"Both Amzie and Ant adore Christmas, and get really into it every year, so Ant decided to pop the question on Christmas Eve.

"He's a traditionalist, so got down on one knee after first checking with Anne-Marie's family that he had their blessing. It was super-romantic, and obviously Anne-Marie said 'yes' straight away.

"Obviously getting engaged in the midst of a pandemic isn't ideal when it comes to planning a wedding… at the moment a summer ceremony is looking extremely unlikely, so it may well be a 2022 affair."

Meanwhile yesterday Ant's best mate Declan Donnelly revealed he is yet to asked to be his Best Man.

Speaking outside his home in Chiswick, West London, Dec told The Mirror: "He hasn’t asked me yet.

"I wait to be asked. We’ll see!"

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