I’m A Celebrity campmate Declan Donnelly ‘fell for’ and his other showbiz flings

Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle has been getting all hot under the collar for Declan Donnelly on I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here , while Jacqueline Jossa is all about his sidekick, Ant McPartlin.

And they're not the first stars to have fallen for the Geordie duo's charms.

Back before Dec, 44, married his manager, Ali Astall, he's said to have embarked on a hot romance with jungle campmate Ashley Roberts after some heavy flirting at the Bushtucker Trials.

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Dec got all hot and flustered by the Pussycat Doll's near-constant talk about how much she was craving sex.

“You’re deprived of everything here in the jungle. I can’t stop thinking about it," she said.

“I’m excited to get out of here and be able to just stimulate all the senses – if you know what I mean.”

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And a blushing Dec quipped: "Oh my gosh. Everything I want to say is unbroadcastable or illegal – or career-ending. Let’s calm down."

Clearly smitten, Dec even mocked up a skit pretending to invite Ashley to be his date to the wrap party, and she was equally keen to "get to know him better."

"It would be nice to go for a drink and a chat," she said.

Two months later, Ashley landed a presenting role on Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, and in March 2013 she and Dec were seen flirting outrageously at the TRIC Awards.

Soon afterwards, Ashley coyly admitted they were in contact: "We’re trying to keep it out of the public eye. We’re just getting to know each other. We’re having fun, but I’m single."

However, it soon fizzled and by August that year Dec was linked to wife Ali, who he has one-year-old daughter Isla with.

But there are no hard feelings. Ashley was one of the first to congratulate Dec when he proposed to Ali in November 2014 and she was even invited to the couple's Newcastle wedding in August 2015.

Ahead of the nuptials, Ashley said: "I'm happy for him and Ali. They're great. He's such a good friend of mine. I want him to be happy."

Meanwhile, Ashley isn't the only showbiz type Dec has dated.

He was in an 11-year relationship with Two Point Four Children actress Clare Buckfield, but that ended in 2003 when he was accused of cheating with a lapdancer.

He later claimed they'd become more like brother and sister and was said to have enjoyed an intimate snog with TV babe Sarah Cawood at the 2004 I'm A Celebrity after-party.

"They were knocking back the booze and chatting intimately in a corner, then Sarah went to the toilet," a source told Digital Spy at the time.

"When she came out they just started kissing each other. Quite a few people saw them and it became the talk of the night. They are such nice people that everyone hopes they make the arrangement more permanent."

In 2006 he was linked with dancer Kate Braithwaite and Sky Sports presenter Diana Stewart, who previously dated England rugby star Jonny Wilkinson for three years.

And in 2009 he embarked on a two-year romance with presenter Georgie Thompson which apparently ended over his reluctance to committ.

Georgie told The Mirror at the time: "At the moment, the party line is that we’re really good friends and really support each other.

"But it’s been tough, it’s really tough. It’s a really hard thing to live out a painful break-up when you’re in the public eye. It hurts but we have to be grown-up."

Meanwhile, Ant reportedly also had his fair share of lady friends before meeting ex-wife Lisa Armstrong at the Smash Hits Roadshow in Newcastle in 1994.

According to a profile by the Independent , 'randy' Ant had an eye for the ladies, with the article claiming "he has sha**ed for Tyneside: on golf courses, nightclub lavatories, kitchen floors."

And in a 2000 interview quoted by the Daily Mail, Dec claimed that Ant used to deploy some seriously cheeky chat-up lines.

"He'll go up to a girl, lick his finger, run it down her top, then he'll say, 'Shall I help you get out of those wet clothes?'" Dec apparently said.

However, Ant is said to have turned it around on his bestie – insisting it was actually Dec's go-to move.

His first serious girlfriend is said to have been his Byker Grove co-star Nicola Bell, who played Debbie Dobson.

"Before he got together with Lisa, Ant had been seeing Nicola," said David Oliver, who played Marcus in the kids show and was there the night Ant met Lisa.

"After they finished he started seeing Lisa. He's always had a steady girlfriend."

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