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Ant McPartlin jokes at £1,000-a-night luxury hotel after star-studded wedding to Anne-Marie Corbett

After years of turmoil, TV presenter Ant McPartlin beamed with unbridled joy yesterday as he married his new wife Anne-Marie Corbett in a lavish, star-studded ceremony.

The happy couple shared a romantic kiss outside the church after the 45-year-old star said ‘I do’ for the second time. 

His TV sidekick and his best friend Declan Donnelly once again performed best man duties.

His blonde bride, who is McPartlin’s former personal assistant, clutched a bouquet of white and purple roses and dazzled in a bespoke floor-length dress by designer Suzanne Neville that featured an off-the-shoulder design with lace detailing.

TV presenter Ant McPartlin beamed with unbridled joy yesterday as he married his new wife Anne-Marie Corbett in a lavish, star-studded ceremony. Pictured: The happy couple together in Heckfield, Hampshire

'Mr and Mrs McPartlin!' Ant raised his hand in elation next to his bride as they posed outside a church

‘Mr and Mrs McPartlin!’ Ant raised his hand in elation next to his bride as they posed outside a church

Announcement: Captioning the first Instagram photo from their big day, Ant, 45, wrote: 'Mr and Mrs McPartlin!!' and fans swarmed social media to congratulate the smitten couple

Announcement: Captioning the first Instagram photo from their big day, Ant, 45, wrote: ‘Mr and Mrs McPartlin!!’ and fans swarmed social media to congratulate the smitten couple

'Breathtaking': The emotional star, 45, told guests during his wedding speech at the reception: ' When Anne-Marie walked into the church, I had to fight to hold it together as she looked so beautiful', reports The Sun

Beaming: Anne-Marie looked stunning as she left the ceremony with her new husband

‘Breathtaking’: The emotional star, 45, told guests during his wedding speech at the reception: ‘ When Anne-Marie walked into the church, I had to fight to hold it together as she looked so beautiful’, reports The Sun

The happy couple shared a romantic kiss outside the church after the 45-year-old star said ‘I do’ for the second time

The happy couple shared a romantic kiss outside the church after the 45-year-old star said ‘I do’ for the second time

The ceremony at St Michael’s Church in the picturesque village of Heckfield in Hampshire lasted less than an hour before the newlyweds, accompanied by their famous guests, made their way to an opulent reception in a nearby stately home.

The groom arrived at the church just before 1pm yesterday, along with Donnelly, and greeted wellwishers before going inside.

In keeping with tradition, Anne-Marie, 43, was last to arrive with her bridesmaids and flower girls Poppy and Daisy, her teenage daughters from her marriage to ex-husband Scott Corbett. 

Another flower girl was Isla Donnelly, the daughter of the best man.

Ceremony: The pair left the small church hand-in-hand after exchanging life-long vows in front of family and friends

Ceremony: The pair left the small church hand-in-hand after exchanging life-long vows in front of family and friends

Wow: Anne-Marie looked stunning in her gorgeous wedding gown as she arrived for her nuptials to Ant earlier in the day

Wow: Anne-Marie looked stunning in her gorgeous wedding gown as she arrived for her nuptials to Ant earlier in the day

Show-stopping: The bride was radiant in the floor-length dress which featured an off-the-shoulder design with lace detailing as she carried a beautiful bunch of white and purple roses

Show-stopping: The bride was radiant in the floor-length dress which featured an off-the-shoulder design with lace detailing as she carried a beautiful bunch of white and purple roses

Comedian David Walliams (above) turned up with his former Page 3 model friend Keeley Hazell

Comedian David Walliams (above) turned up with his former Page 3 model friend Keeley Hazell

Cat Deeley, McPartlin and Donnelly’s co-star from their early days of hosting ITV Saturday morning music show CD:UK, was there with her husband Patrick Kielty

Cat Deeley, McPartlin and Donnelly’s co-star from their early days of hosting ITV Saturday morning music show CD:UK, was there with her husband Patrick Kielty

Special day: The couple strolled hand-in-hand inside the church

Special day: The couple strolled hand-in-hand inside the church 

Among the 100 guests were a host of ITV stars including Phillip Schofield, who despite coming out as gay last year was there with his wife Stephanie.

Other famous faces included Frank and Christine Lampard, and Dermot O’Leary with his wife Dee Koppang. McPartlin’s Britain’s Got Talent boss Simon Cowell was absent due to being on holiday in Barbados, but show judge Alesha Dixon stunned in a bright pink dress as she arrived with husband Azuka Ononye.

Big day: Ant gave a beaming smile as he arrived for his wedding to Anne-Marie with best man Declan Donnelly

Big day: Ant gave a beaming smile as he arrived for his wedding to Anne-Marie with best man Declan Donnelly

Radiant: She wore a long veil which flowed down the back of her dress and pinned her blonde tresses back in a chic up do while opting for glowing makeup

Radiant: She wore a long veil which flowed down the back of her dress and pinned her blonde tresses back in a chic up do while opting for glowing makeup

Getting hitched: It looked like they'd had a brilliant time on their special day as they left the church to head to the wedding reception

Getting hitched: It looked like they’d had a brilliant time on their special day as they left the church to head to the wedding reception

Thrilled: Ant beamed as he punched the air in delight while leaving the service which was attended by a host of celebrities

Thrilled: Ant beamed as he punched the air in delight while leaving the service which was attended by a host of celebrities

Bride’s message for dad engraved on a trinket

Bride Anne-Marie Corbett paid tribute to her father with a trinket attached to her bouquet of flowers yesterday.

 

On the jewel was a photograph of what appeared to be her parents, with a message for ‘Dad’, followed by a kiss which was engraved next to it.

Ms Corbett’s special message was attached to her bouquet of purple and white flowers.

Comedian David Walliams turned up with his former Page 3 model friend Keeley Hazell.

Cat Deeley, McPartlin and Donnelly’s co-star from their early days of hosting ITV Saturday morning music show CD:UK, was there with her husband Patrick Kielty.

The service opened with a reading from 1 Corinthians 13.4-7 and the Bridal Chorus by Richard Wagner before the bride, groom and their guests sang the first hymn, Lord of the Dance.

The next song was Here I am, Lord, followed by readings by Anne-Marie’s daughters Daisy and Poppy. 

Then there was Paul’s letter to the Colossians, and The Bridge Across The River by Richard Bach. 

Best man Donnelly read Bidding Prayers after the signing of the wedding document before the service, conducted by the Reverend Canon Dr Marion de Quidt, finished at 2pm

Geordie star McPartlin shared a kiss with his new wife before they left in a black Rolls-Royce, watched by a crowd of cheering fans.

Speaking outside the church, Schofield said the ceremony was ‘amazing’, adding: ‘It was really great fun, warm and cheerful.’

Walliams said it was ‘great fun’, adding: ‘It was very romantic, they have a good sense of humour, so there were a few laughs.’

McPartlin even began his groom’s speech at Heckfield Place, a luxurious £1,000-a-night hotel, by saying: ‘Hi, I’m Ant and I’m an alcoholic.’

Guests had been taken by coach to the Georgian mansion set in acres of gardens and meadows and with a private lake. Despite rumours they would be in attendance, Holly Willoughby, who stood in for McPartlin when he was forced to pull out of presenting ITV’s I’m A Celebrity in 2018, was not there.

Exciting! The presenter cut a dapper figure in a black suit and bow tie alongside Dec

Ready! The pair both waved to well-wishers who had gathered outside the church

Exciting! The presenter cut a dapper figure in a black suit and bow tie alongside Dec

Ant's TV sidekick and his best friend Declan Donnelly (right) once again performed best man duties

Ant’s TV sidekick and his best friend Declan Donnelly (right) once again performed best man duties

Among the 100 guests were a host of ITV stars including Phillip Schofield, who despite coming out as gay last year was there with his wife Stephanie

Among the 100 guests were a host of ITV stars including Phillip Schofield, who despite coming out as gay last year was there with his wife Stephanie

Seperated: The TV presenter was joined by his estranged wife Stephanie Lowe

Seperated: The TV presenter was joined by his estranged wife Stephanie Lowe

Colour scheme: They opted for complementing outfits

Colour scheme: They opted for complementing outfits

Stunning: Christine and Frank Lampard were among the celebrities in attendance and looked loved-up as they headed to the church

Beauty: Christine wowed in a smart red dress while Frank opted for a navy suit

Adorable: Additional bridesmaids looked delightful in white dresses with frilled sleeves and lilac satin bands wrapped around the waist

Late last week, she posted a photograph of herself with sunshine behind her, prompting speculation that she is on holiday.

Amanda Holden was also invited, but was aboard a boat yesterday. She sent her best wishes to the newly married McPartlins on Instagram. 

Alongside a photograph of herself, Dixon, McPartlin and Donnelly aboard a private jet, she wrote: ‘So sorry we will miss @antanddec special day… we are still away. Sending out love and huge congratulations to Ant and Amzie on this amazing day.’

Graceful: Her sumptuous skirt floated elegantly above the floor over layers of tulle fabric

Graceful: Her sumptuous skirt floated elegantly above the floor over layers of tulle fabric 

Gown: The dress was created over the last few months by Suzanne's team, with each floral detail placed and hand sewn individually

Gown: The dress was created over the last few months by Suzanne’s team, with each floral detail placed and hand sewn individually

Perfect fit: The princess silhouette highlighted Anne-Marie's stunning figure

Attention to detail: The intricate detailing on the bodice of the dress trailed down the back

Perfect fit: The princess silhouette highlighted Anne-Marie’s stunning figure

Blooming marvellous: They wore subtle floral clips in their wavy locks and clutched bouquets of flowers

Blooming marvellous: They wore subtle floral clips in their wavy locks and clutched bouquets of flowers 

Assistance: The bride's manager Jason Morais held up her long train

Assistance: The bride’s manager Jason Morais held up her long train

Summer wedding: Her bridesmaids gathered around in charming lilac maxi dress with delicate floral detailing

Summer wedding: Her bridesmaids gathered around in charming lilac maxi dress with delicate floral detailing

It was the second time both the bride and groom married after McPartlin proposed on Christmas Eve. His first marriage to make-up artist Lisa Armstrong ended in a bitter divorce, which was finalised in April 2020.

The couple had married in 2006 in Taplow, Buckinghamshire, with their reception being held at the famous Cliveden House Hotel. 

While her ex-husband married in a second fairytale ceremony yesterday, Armstrong was on a romantic escape with her new boyfriend, James Green, at Pale Hall Hotel in Snowdonia.

Beaming: The newlyweds looked every inch the happy couple as they waved to guests

Beaming: The newlyweds looked every inch the happy couple as they waved to guests 

It's all in the details: As Ant raised his hand, he flashed a glimpse of his understated black watch

It’s all in the details: As Ant raised his hand, he flashed a glimpse of his understated black watch 

Plenty to smile about: Neither could contain their happiness as they walked through the stunning floral archway

Plenty to smile about: Neither could contain their happiness as they walked through the stunning floral archway 

Inked up: He also exposed an unusual geometric tattoo on his wrist

Inked up: He also exposed an unusual geometric tattoo on his wrist

Whopper: Anne-Marie wore her wedding band, a huge engagement ring and she held a pendant in honour of her loved ones

Whopper: Anne-Marie wore her wedding band, a huge engagement ring and she held a pendant in honour of her loved ones

Celebrity guests: Phillip beamed as he joined the hoards of guests arriving at the wedding which is taking place in Hampshire

Celebrity guests: Phillip beamed as he joined the hoards of guests arriving at the wedding which is taking place in Hampshire

Pretty in pink: The Britain's Got Talent judge stood out from the crown in an asymmetric mini dress which boasted pink frilled fabric, strategically wrapped around her curves, and an exaggerated puff shoulder sleeve

Pretty in pink: The Britain’s Got Talent judge stood out from the crown in an asymmetric mini dress which boasted pink frilled fabric, strategically wrapped around her curves, and an exaggerated puff shoulder sleeve  

Legs for days: Alesha and her partner Azuka Ononye looked every inch the glamorous guests as they posed ahead of the wedding

Legs for days: Alesha and her partner Azuka Ononye looked every inch the glamorous guests as they posed ahead of the wedding

His ex blocks out news with the sound of moos 

Ant McPartlin’s ex-wife Lisa Armstrong posted a photograph of cows on the eve of his big day.

During her own romantic break in Snowdonia with new boyfriend James Green, Ms Armstrong, 45, posted the picture on her Instagram account, along with the mysterious words: ‘Cows in the meadow go Moo.’

Ant McPartlin’s ex-wife Lisa Armstrong posted this picture of cows on Instagram during her romantic break in Snowdonia

Ant McPartlin’s ex-wife Lisa Armstrong posted this picture of cows on Instagram during her romantic break in Snowdonia

She made no secret of her anger when Mr McPartlin’s relationship with Ms Corbett was revealed.

Ms Armstrong and Mr Green were staying in the tranquil Dee Valley on the edge of Snowdonia National Park.

It is no secret that there is no love lost between her and the McPartlins – and particularly her ex-husband’s new wife, who used to work for her.

Mystery surrounded the whereabouts of the chocolate labrador dog, Hurley, she and McPartlin share custody of as part of their divorce arrangement. 

It appeared he was not at the Britain’s Got Talent star’s wedding, nor did he seem to be with Armstrong in Wales.

For McPartlin, yesterday’s ceremony was the happy ending to some torrid years. In 2017 he admitted himself into rehab for addiction to prescription drugs and depression. 

He later revealed that he almost died from a secret two-year addiction to painkillers.

Less than a year later, he was charged with drink-driving after crashing his black Mini in South-West London, injuring a four-year-old child. 

He was fined £86,000 and given a 20-month driving ban after pleading guilty.

He later took time away from his work commitments to recover and at the same time ended his marriage to Armstrong, who had spent years trying to save her husband from himself.

The couple were locked in a £62 million divorce battle which ended with Armstrong receiving around half of the fortune.

Ms Corbett, meanwhile, walked out on her husband for McPartlin – leaving him devastated.

The McPartlins may have looked deliriously happy yesterday, but without doubt there was a long trail of heartache behind them.


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