Sky host Georgie teased about Dec romance

Sky host Georgie teased about Dec romance
Sky host Georgie teased about Dec romance (Image credit: PA Archive/PA Photos)

Sky Sports News presenter Georgie Thompson was teased live on air following reports that she is dating TV host Declan Donnelly. Georgie's colleagues thought it would be funny to pepper her autocue script with gags - including one where she had to say "It's all hands on dec-k" as she read an item about football team Norwich City. On Wednesday, The Sun reported that Georgie had been on a string of dates with I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here host - one half of TV duo Ant and Dec - and he is said to be smitten. A pal of Dec said: "He really likes her", and Georgie has apparently been telling pals that Dec is "a real charmer who constantly has her in stitches". Dec's agent confirmed that he is stepping out with Georgie, but added: "It's early days." Dec split from actress Clare Buckfield five years ago, after a 10-year romance. Georgie, 31, was introduced to Dec, 33, by pal Kirsty Gallacher, who presented the Ant versus Dec element of the ITV1 show Saturday Night Takeaway. Get exclusive access to your favourite stars. Subscribe to TV Times magazine

Patrick McLennan

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.