Could Dec be about to get his girl?

Declan Donnelly and Ashley Roberts were spotted ‘outrageously’ flirting at a showbiz bash last week.

The pair sat just one table away from each other as they enjoyed the TRIC Awards in London’s Grosvenor House and looked very cosy in each other’s company.

‘[Dec] hasn’t been shy about how much he likes her but Ashley has always batted off the rumours,’ says a source.

‘Now she is letting her guard down and isn’t afraid of people seeing that she’s interested in Dec too.’

Dec, 37, has been open about his crush on Ashley, 31, since she took part in I’m A Celebrity last year and co-presenter Ant McPartlin often joked on-air that a romance was brewing.

The ex-Pussycat Dolls star now admits that she’d quite like a new boyfriend – although it seems Dec is still working up the courage to make a move.

‘He hasn’t asked me out on a date yet,’ Ashley tells The People.

‘There is a part of me that would love to have companionship and somebody there. I do feel strong and empowered but if a man came along it would only be a bonus.’

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Anna Duff