Ant McPartlin paying £100,000 for pals to stay at hotel for wedding to Anne-Marie

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Ant McPartlin is said to be paying for 100 friends to stay in a £1,000-per-night hotel for his wedding, according to reports.

I'm A Celebrity host Ant, 45, is said to not be sparing any expense as he prepares to say "I do" to Anne-Marie Corbett.

It has been claimed that Ant and Anne-Marie's guests will stay in a grand stately home, which has been converted into a hotel in Hampshire, next weekend.

Ant is also said to have told his guests to send their spa bills to his and Anne-Marie's honeymoon suite.

The report from the Daily Mail on Sunday also claimed the swanky hotel is "more expensive than The Ritz".

TV star Ant and Anne-Marie's reported wedding plans appear to contradict previous reports of plans for a "low-key" affair.

In May it was reported the pair were hoping to tie the knot in a London church in front of friends and family.

A source told The Sun Online at the time: "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."

They added: "Anne-Marie has already been for her dress fitting."

Meanwhile, it was also claimed the couple had looked into options to marry abroad but decided against it due to the ongoing pandemic.

Ant, who was spotted looking smitten with Anne-Marie recently, popped the question to the stunning blonde on Christmas Eve.

A friend of the TV host told The Sun at the time: "Ant has been planning this for some time – but wanted to make sure the moment was just right.

"2020 has been a pretty torrid year for everybody, and this is the happy news that all their friends and family have been waiting for.

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"Both Amzie and Ant adore Christmas, and get really into it every year, so Ant decided to pop the question on Christmas Eve.

"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."

The wedding is set to be Ant's second as he was previously married to makeup artist Lisa Armstrong.

Ant and Lisa wed in front of 150 guests as Cliveden House Hotel in Berkshire in 2006. But, Ant announced their decision to part ways in 2018.

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