Newly-engaged Ant McPartlin looked over the moon as he headed out for a golf session on Friday.
The presenter, 45, waved as he arrived at his golf club in south west London with his fiancée Anne-Marie Corbett’s daughter, as he was seen for the first time since it was revealed he proposed to his former PA, 43, on Christmas Eve.
With his expensive Callaway golf clubs hoisted over one shoulder, Ant beamed with joy – clearly delighted Anne-Marie’s daughter was taking an interest in one of his hobbies.
Thrilled: Newly-engaged Ant McPartlin looked over the moon as he headed out for a golf session with his fiancée Anne-Marie Corbett’s daughter on Friday
Ant, who is said to have got the blessing from Anne-Marie’s family before proposing, kept warm from the January chill by donning a black wooly hat. He teamed the look with a zip-up blue jumper and navy trousers.
As he headed onto the golf course, Ant and Anne-Marie’s daughter were joined by an instructor who appeared to be giving them an lesson.
The presenter was seen to be not wearing a face mask as he interacted with the instructor amid London’s strict Tier 4 restrictions.
After practicing himself, the Britain’s Got Talent host gave Anne-Marie’s daughter a high-five after she did a particularly good shot.
Congratulations! Ant was seen for the first time after it was announced the presenter had proposed to Anne-Marie on Christmas Eve (pictured in 2019)
Happy New Year! The pair headed out for a spot on golf to ring in the New Year
Teaching: As he headed onto the golf course, Ant and Anne-Marie’s daughter were joined by an instructor who appeared to be giving them an lesson
Watch it go: Ant grimaced as he gave the ball his best shot with the club
Ant and Anne-Marie, who has two daughters with her ex-husband Scott, have been linked since 2018.
It is expected that a ‘thrilled’ Declan Donnelly will ‘act as the best man’ at their wedding – just as he was at Ant’s first nuptials back in 2006.
News of Ant and Anne-Marie’s engagement comes three years after Ant confirmed he had split from his wife of 12 years, make-up artist Lisa Armstrong, 44.
Newly-engaged: The I’m A Celebrity host gave a friendly wave as he headed out on the golf course
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.’
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.’
Sweet: Ant proudly took a photo of Anne-Marie’s daughter as she hit the ball
Learning curve: The instructor appeared to be helping Ant achieve a better grip on the club
Well done: The Britain’s Got Talent host gave her a high-five at one point as they practiced their technique at hitting the ball
Golf: Ant and Anne-Marie’s daughter paid close attention to the instructor’s advice during the lesson
‘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.’
They added that Ant is expected to ask his co-host Dec to be his best man and that the presenter thoughtfully designed Anne-Marie’s ring himself.
Dec was also best man at Ant’s first wedding to ex Lisa in Buckinghamshire back in 2006 and is said to be ‘thrilled’ about the engagement.
Ant also got the honour of fulfilling the best man role at Dec’s nuptials to Ali Astall in 2015 where the duo wore matching bright blue suits.
The presenter’s ex-wife Lisa is yet to comment on the news although she did respond to fans on social media about her new make-up range with Avon.
The engagement also comes after Ant made a sweet reference to Anne-Marie on I’m A Celebrity when he said ‘my happy place is at home with my girlfriend.’
His happy place: Ant and Anne-Marie, who has two daughters with her ex-husband Scott, have been linked since 2018 and the presenter has formed a close bond with her girls
Romantic: Of the proposal, 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’
During one of the trials, radio host Jordan North, 30, who finished second in the show, had to lay entombed in a metal cage while 50 snakes slithered all over him.
In an attempt to make the 10 minutes go by faster, Jordan chatted away to the hosts and asked them random questions as well as for their autographs.
The DJ asked the duo to name their ‘happy place’, telling Ant: ‘You go first.’
He quickly said, ‘at home with my girlfriend and the kids’, which prompted an ‘oh, that’s lovely’ from Jordan as he tried his best to stay composed with the snakes.
Ant and Anne-Marie share two dogs, Milo and Brumble, and are thought to have finally moved into their seven-bedroom £6m South West London home in 2020 after purchasing it the year before.
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 Armstrong.
Close bond: The engagement also comes after Ant made a sweet reference to Anne-Marie and her daughters on I’m A Celebrity when he said ‘my happy place is at home with my girlfriend and the kids’
Anne-Marie separated from her husband Scott in October 2017, and the pair amicably co-parent their two daughters.
In March 2018, Anne-Marie, the former couple’s personal assistant, was seen giving Ant a packed lunch outside his house.
She also accompanied Ant to his court date, where he was fined £86,000 and disqualified from driving for 20 months after admitting drink-driving, in April 2018.
Loyal: Anne-Marie has supported Ant through his divorce and drink-driving court case
Off we go: The group headed back after a fun session
How exciting: Ant had reportedly been planning to propose for some time, wanting to make sure the event was perfect and even asking for blessing from her family (pictured in March)
The pair continued to be seen over the next several months, and in June 2018, having revealed that she didn’t know Ant and Anne-Marie were dating, Lisa accused Ant’s new girlfriend of ‘breaking the girl code’ by dating the TV star.
In October 2018, just days before his and Lisa’s divorce application was granted, Ant was seen holding his phone, which had him and Anne-Marie as the screensaver.
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 dog, Hurley.
Lisa and Ant finalised their divorce in April 2020 after their split in 2018 following the presenter’s highly documented battle with painkillers and alcohol.
Saturday Night Takeaway’s Ant was reported to have handed over £31m to Lisa in their divorce settlement, including their £5m home in West London, after an ‘eight-hour negotiation’.
The beauty expert was said to have been the ‘peacemaker’ during an eight-hour long discussion about her divorce from the TV star, claimed The Sun.
Exes: The exciting engagement news comes three years after Ant confirmed his split from Lisa, they are said to have finalised their divorce in April (pictured on their wedding day in 2006)
Ant McPartlin through the years
1989-1993: Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly shoot to fame after meeting on hit TV drama Byker Grove as characters PJ (Ant) and Duncan (Dec).
1994: The duo release single Let’s Get Ready to Rhumble under their Byker Grove names, with it reaching number 9 in the charts. The song later reaches number 1 in 2013.
2002: Hit gameshow Saturday Night Takeaway is launched as well as their hosting gig on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! making them staples on evening TV.
2006: Ant married Lisa Armstrong in Buckinghamshire with Dec being his best man for the nuptials.
2015: Dec marries Ali Astall, with Ant returning the favour and being best man for the occasion.
2017: Ant checks into rehab for addiction to painkillers. The star says he developed the problem after having an operation on his knee in 2015.
2018: Ant announces he had split from wife of 12 years Lisa in January and in March is linked to Anne-Marie Corbett for the first time. He also appears in court after being charged with drink driving. He is fined £86,000 and banned from driving for 20 months after pleading guilty.
2020: Ant and Lisa finalise their divorce in April, with her reportedly getting a £31m settlement. The TV host proposes to Anne-Marie on Christmas Eve.