Anthony McPartlin: Simon Cowell organising strippers for stag do

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 May 2015
Ant and Dec

Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly at the British Academy Television Awards

Anthony McPartlin has joked his 'Britain's Got Talent' boss Simon Cowell has been tasked with organising the strippers for his colleague Declan Donnelly's stag do

Anthony McPartlin has joked Simon Cowell is organising the strippers for Declan Donnelly's stag do.

The 39-year-old presenter is set to be the best man for his best pal and colleague Declan when he ties the knot with producer Ali Astall and he's now revealed their 'Britain's Got Talent' boss has been helping him with preparations for the bachelor party.

Asked if Simon was invited to the stag, Dec said: "He's the stripper isn't he?"

Ant corrected his fellow 'Saturday Night Takeaway' star, saying: "No, he's organising the strippers."

Dec - who revealed he asked Ant to be his best man "last year before Christmas" - also revealed he's feeling "good" about turning 40 later this year now that he's found the love of his life.

Asked how he was feeling ahead of the landmark birthday at the British Academy Television Awards at London's Theatre Royal, Dec said: "It's alright. It's 39 ish ... It's good. I feel better about turning 40 than I did about turning 30. [Why?] I don't know. Maybe I've matured a lot, I don't know.

"[Is it because you're in love?] Maybe, it could be because I'm getting married and all that's happening."

However, the 'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!' host admits he's not been getting too involved in the plans for their nuptials.

He joked: "It's very stressful because I have to listen to her moaning that she's doing all the work and I'm doing nothing!

"Not it's great, Ali's fantastic at doing all of that stuff so I'm just going to turn up. I just have to make sure my suit's pressed and that I've got a ring."

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