Ant McPartlin pays emotional tribute to Anne-Marie’s daughters during speech

It has been reported that Ant McPartlin paid a sweet and heartfelt tribute to his new wife Anne-Marie Corbett's two daughters at the intimate wedding in Hampshire on Saturday (August 7).

While enjoying the lavish wedding reception with around 150 guests at Heckfield Place, Ant reportedly told the star-studded wedding party: "I'm grateful they call me dad."

Emotional and happy, Ant was overjoyed to be marrying his "rock" who is his former PA and the one who supported him through his rough patch after breaking up with his ex-wife Lisa Armstrong.

The 45-year-old TV star spoke about the moment where he said: "When Anne-Marie walked into the church, I had to fight to hold it together as she looked so beautiful," reported The Sun.

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The paper also reported that Anne-Marie's daughters, who she shares with ex-husband Scott, were heavily involved in the stunning ceremony.

It is reported that her two daughters performed readings inside the church.

The couple emerged from the Heckfield church once vows had been exchanged. They then posed for a smooch before heading to the lavish venue to party the night away.

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Anne-Marie attended her wedding at St Michael's Church looking glamorous a pure white wedding dress, complemented by a stunning lilac and pastel floral bouquet.

Ant's blushing bride had her blonde hair pinned back into a bun with minimal makeup look that included an understated pink lip.

The star-studded line up of guests that included Philip Schofield, David Walliams, Alesha Dixon and Cat Deeley, then made their way to the luxury venue of Heckfield Place for a celebratory bash to congratulate the newlyweds.

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The couple are said to have had their first dance to a slow and romantic medley by Coldplay.

It has been reported that the mother of the bride thanked Ant for being a "great stepdad" to the two girls.

Ant and his new wife Anne-Marie became engaged when he proposed to her on Christmas Eve last year, in 2020.

The couple got together following Ant's divorce from first wife Lisa Armstrong, after being married for 11 years.

The newlyweds became close during Ant's well-publicised struggles.

Anne-Marie was his "rock" when Ant endured a prescription drug problem following complications with knee surgery.

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