The presenter says everything's 'hunky-dory' with Ali
Declan Donnelly has spoken out about his romance with manager Ali Astall for the first time.
The TV host, 38, says he and Ali, 34, are very happy together, although it was hard adjusting to dating someone he’d known for years in his job.
‘It’s going good. Everything’s hunky-dory,’ Dec tells The Sun.
‘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.’
Ali – who’s been described as ‘shy’ and a ‘girl next door’ – is Dec‘s first serious relationship since he split from sports presenter Georgie Thompson in 2011.
All these boys I’m supposed to be dating…,’ Ashley, 32, told the Daily Mirror.
I sound like a w****! I’m actually the total opposite.’
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