TV presenters Declan Donnelly and Georgie Thompson have called an end to their two-year high-profile relationship. 35-year-old Dec, one half of famous TV duo Ant and Dec, and 33-year-old Georgie, a presenter for Sky Sports got together in January 2009.
The pair were set up by mutual friend Kirsty Gallagher who presented numerous segments of Dec's ITV programme Ant And Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway.
The couple were smitten with each other after just a handful of dates leading to many rumours of an engagement which never came to fruition. However, last night, a spokesperson for Dec who co-presents Britain's Got Talent with best friend and television partner Ant Mc Partlin told Daily Mail: ''Dec and Georgie's relationship has sadly come to an end. Nobody else was involved and they remain good friends.''
A friend of the couple commented: ''Dec and Georgie had a good relationship, and naturally friends were hoping it would end in marriage, but things just ran their course. They're both disappointed but still remain very fond of each other.'' The couple bonded over their love of sport, Georgie who stars on Sky One's A League Of Their Own impressed Newcastle United fan Dec with her impressive knowledge of football, additionally pint-sized Dec still stood tall above petite Georgie who is only 5ft.
In August, speaking about their relationship, Thompson commented: ''When you're busy and work a lot, it's important to surround yourself with people who have a similar work ethic, so you don't judge each other. It makes such a difference in a relationhip because you understand and the demands you place on each other are pretty reasonable. I think that's key - to have someone who can support you in that way.''
She continued at the time: ''Family is a big thing for both of us, too. We come from completely different backgrounds, but there are certain things in life that I think draw you together and attract you to another person. We have a lot of common threads and a lot of our ideas about life and how you live it, are the same, so I think those things pull us together.''
Dec was previously in an 11-year relationship with childhood sweetheart, actress Claire Buckfield which ended in 2004. His relationship with Georgie was his first major relationship since his split with Clare. Dec's best mate Ant married his wife Lisa in 2006, a ceremony which Dec was best man at. Georgie has been linked to a job presenting The Xtra Factor which we reported on a few months ago.