Ant McPartlin and fiancée Anne-Marie Corbett ‘are set to wed in August in a low-key ceremony’


Ant McPartlin and Anne-Marie Corbett are reportedly planning to wed in August in a low-key ceremony.

The TV presenter, 45, and his fiancée, 43, are said to be keen for a simple nuptials with just their loved ones present.

According to reports from The Sun on Saturday, Anne-Marie has already been for a dress fitting but the couple have only informed those attending the wedding of when and where it’ll take place as they want to keep details under wraps.

Wedding bells: Ant McPartlin and fiancée Anne-Marie Corbett ‘are set to wed in August in a low-key ceremony’, it was reported on Saturday (pictured in 2019)

A source speaking  to the publication claimed: ‘Neither of them want the razzmatazz of a showbiz wedding. They just want their nearest and dearest with them.

‘It will be a simple but beautiful ceremony, without the glare of the spotlight. They’re both extremely excited and can’t wait to tie the knot.

‘But they’re desperate to keep a lid on things. Those who know have been told it’s top secret.

MailOnline has contacted Ant’s representatives for further comment. 

Secret: According to reports on Saturday, Anne-Marie has already been for a dress fitting but the couple have only informed those attending the wedding of when and where it'll take place

Secret: According to reports on Saturday, Anne-Marie has already been for a dress fitting but the couple have only informed those attending the wedding of when and where it’ll take place

Low-key: A source claimed: 'Neither of them want the razzmatazz of a showbiz wedding. They just want their nearest and dearest with them. It will be a simple but beautiful ceremony'

Low-key: A source claimed: ‘Neither of them want the razzmatazz of a showbiz wedding. They just want their nearest and dearest with them. It will be a simple but beautiful ceremony’

Ant’s engagement to Anne-Marie was announced on New Year’s Eve after he popped the question in a romantic Christmas Eve proposal.

It’s thought that the presenter may have paid up to £200,000 for the ring after designing the piece himself.

Tobias Kormind, managing director of Europe’s largest online diamond jeweller 77 Diamonds, said: ‘It’s a very romantic design that harks back to an older style.

‘A ring with a diamond of similar quality currently on our website is priced at £125,000. A traditional Mayfair jeweller might charge up to £200,000.’  

Romance: Ant's engagement to Anne-Marie was announced on New Year's Eve after he popped the question in a romantic Christmas Eve proposal

Romance: Ant’s engagement to Anne-Marie was announced on New Year’s Eve after he popped the question in a romantic Christmas Eve proposal

And the ring is certainly bigger than the one the I’m a Celebrity presenter gave his ex-wife Lisa Armstrong, from whom he split in 2018 after a 12-year marriage.

The forthcoming nuptials come after he and Lisa are said to have finalised their divorce in April last year. 

A spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘Ant and Amzie are delighted to announce their engagement. The proposal took place on Christmas Eve at home in a very romantic setting.’

Exes: Ant's engagement comes three years after his split from Lisa Armstrong, they are said to have finalised their divorce in April last year (pictured on their wedding day in 2006)

Exes: Ant’s engagement comes three years after his split from Lisa Armstrong, they are said to have finalised their divorce in April last year (pictured on their wedding day in 2006)

While a pal told The Sun: ‘Ant has been planning this for some time – but wanted to make sure the moment was just right.

‘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.’

Relationship: Ant and Anne-Marie were first linked in March 2018, two months after Ant released a statement to confirm that he had split from wife of 12 years Lisa (pictured in 2019)

Relationship: Ant and Anne-Marie were first linked in March 2018, two months after Ant released a statement to confirm that he had split from wife of 12 years Lisa (pictured in 2019)

Recently, Ant spoke about his upcoming wedding to Anne-Marie and admitted he hadn’t done much planning yet.

Speaking to Digital Spy magazine last month, Ant and presenting partner Dec spoke about who is likely to fill the coveted role of best man at the ceremony.

‘[Dec] was very good last time. He has been my best man. I’ve been his best man,’ Ant said, referencing his failed first marriage to Lisa Armstrong, which lasted from 2006-2018.

Dec joked: ‘I think it’s between me and the dog!’

Ant admitted that there has been very little planning done as of yet, adding: ‘I suppose it depends on what kind of wedding we have. There’s been no plans.’

This is perhaps unsurprising as he only proposed in December, revealing: ‘It was a lovely way to end the year. I’m a romantic at heart.’

Ant was previously wed to make-up artist Lisa, with the couple going their separate ways after 12 years of marriage in 2018.

Split: Ant and Lisa's union legally came to an end during a 30-second hearing. However in November 2018, the pair were said to be fighting over custody of Hurley (pictured in 2017)

Split: Ant and Lisa’s union legally came to an end during a 30-second hearing. However in November 2018, the pair were said to be fighting over custody of Hurley (pictured in 2017)

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