Inside Ant McPartlin and new fiancee Anne-Marie Corbett's romance after his divorce from Lisa Armstrong

ANT McPartlin and his other half Anne-Marie Corbett had a lot to celebrate this festive season after the presenter proposed on Christmas Eve.

The I'm A Celebrity host, 45, got down on one knee at their London home with a ring he designed himself.

Ant and Anne-Marie were together for two-and-a-half years before their engagement.

Anne-Marie was working as the personal assistant to Ant's then-wife and makeup artist Lisa Armstrong.

Ant announced plans to divorce Lisa in January 2018 after 11 years of marriage, with Ant going public with his new relationship in June 2018 that year.

The couple grew close after Anne-Marie comforted and helped him through his drink-driving and rehab ordeals earlier in the year.

A source told The Sun: "He's had a tough time of it. But Anne-Marie has put a smile back on his face again. She has been his rock."

Ant and Lisa's divorce was confirmed last year in a huge £31million deal.

Meanwhile, Anne-Marie split from her husband Scott in October 2017, with the pair sharing two daughters together.

Anne-Marie and Ant moved in together last year, shacking up in a £6million house in south west London.

They are also now pet parents to two Maltipoos, Milo and Brumble.

The happy couple told family and friends including Ant's best pal, Declan Donnelly, about their engagement.

Last night a friend said: "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." 

Ant's long-term co-star, Dec, and his wife Ali are understood to be "thrilled" for the couple, with the 45-year-old expected to act as Best Man when they wed.

A spokesman confirmed the engagement, adding: "Ant and Amzie are delighted to announce their engagement. The proposal took place on Christmas Eve at home in a very romantic setting."

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