The children of Newcastle’s Ant and Dec: Will they have a Geordie accent?

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The pair keep their children out of the public eye.

Geordie duo Ant and Dec, are currently presenting the final week of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here 2022. After gaining fame on Newcastle-based children’s TV show, the pair shot to stardom, and went on to have an incredibly successful career. The pair have a “golden handcuff” deal with ITV, reportedly worth around £40 million.

Outside of their professional careers though, Ant and Dec keep their home lives fairly private. They are both married, and have their own families. It is said that the pair remain close outside of their working relationship. But who are the wives and children of Ant and Dec?

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Ant’s wife is his former personal assistant, Anne-Marie Corbett. The pair married in 2021, after a few years of dating. This is both Ant’s and Anne-Marie’s second marriage. Ant married make-up artist Lisa Armstrong in 2006, after many years of being a couple. However, the pair divorced in 2018. According to The Sun, Anne-Marie supported Ant through his recovery after he was convicted of drink-driving. Anne-Marie has two daughters from her previous marriage, making Ant a step-dad. Ant has no children of his own.

Dec married the duo’s manager Ali Astall in 2015. Dec returned to Newcastle, to marry his long-time friend and colleague in Elswick after the pair fell in love with one another. The couple welcomed their first child, a baby girl in September 2018 naming her Isla Elizabeth Anne. Earlier this year, in April 2022, Dec and his wife welcomed a second child, a boy, and named him Jack Anthony Alphonsus. Dec shared the news with the fans via Instagram.

It is unlikely Dec’s children will grow up to have a Geordie accent like their father, given that they are most likely to be raised in London, where Dec and his family currently reside. Given that Dec’s wife Ali is Australian (coincidentally from Newcastle, Australia), it is thought that kids may grow up to have an accent that is a blend of Geordie, Australian and Cockney!

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