Declan Donnelly caused quite the stir on last weekend’s Saturday Night Takeaway. And not because of his and Ant McPartlin’s antics.
Eagle-eyed viewers couldn’t help noticing that his wedding ring was missing from his left hand. Eek.
While the programme was on air, Twitter went a teeny bit crazy with speculation about why Dec was jewellery-less.
Comments included: ‘Ooh Dec not wearing a wedding ring!! Didn’t last long lol’ and: ‘Why hasn’t Dec got his wedding ring on is there something we need to know?’
Dec, 40, married his longtime manager Ali Astall last August, after two years of dating.
The nuptials took place at a church in Tyne and Wear, his Catholic priest brother Dermott conducted the ceremony and 40-year-old Ant served as best man.
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Pretty romantic, huh? So SURELY there’s no way he and Ali are already having problems?
Thankfully, it seems not. Dec’s now revealed exactly where his ring was – and there’s a far more simple explanation.
He tells the Daily Mirror: ‘I left it upstairs in the dressing room – I didn’t think anyone would notice. It’s only a tiny little thing!
‘There’s no drama – thank God. there’s nothing more sinister in it.’
And it turns out he’s not the only one who’s forgotten to put his band on before going on telly. In fact, Ant once went through exactly the same thing.
Ant – who’s been hitched to make-up artist Lisa Armstrong since 2006 – admits: ‘It happened to me once on I’m A Celeb – everyone was going: “Oh my God! What’s going on?”‘
Phew. And double check your left hands next time, lads!