Ant McPartlin’s posh wedding venue revealed ahead of marriage to Anne Marie

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Preparations for Ant McPatlin's wedding to former PA Anne-Marie Corbett have been underway at a lavish countryside estate in Hampshire this week.

The pair will wed in the luxury property, which has plenty of space for Ant, 45, and Anne-Marie's, 43, 100 guests.

Tight security is in place at the venue, which also features a roomy marquee to offer the TV personality and his new wife privacy and shelter should the heavens open during the ceremony and weekend-long celebrations.

Ant is expected to splash £100,000 for his friends and 100 guests to stay at the hotel, with MailOnline reporting that Ant has told friends to send their spa bill to his £5,000-a-night honeymoon suite, with the accommodation being described as "more expensive than The Ritz."

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It is believed the happy couple will wed in a church close to the hotel, after reports suggested they had looked into getting hitched abroad, but scrapped their plans due to the coronavirus.

Speaking to The Sun, an insider said: "Neither of them wants the razzmatazz of a showbiz wedding. They just want their nearest and dearest with them.

"It will be a simple but beautiful ceremony, without the glare of the spotlight. They’re both extremely excited and can’t wait to tie the knot.

"But they’re desperate to keep a lid on things. Those who know have been told it’s top secret."

The happy couple got engaged on Christmas Eve last year, with Ant using a ring he had designed himself.

The private affair is in sharp contrast to Ant's lavish nuptials in 2006 with ex wife Lisa Armstrong.

The pair wed in 2006 in a star-studded ceremony in Cliveden House Hotel in front of 150 guests. They split in 2018.

Earlier this week, Lisa posted sweet snaps of her and new beau James Green online, enjoying a staycation while he ex-husband prepared to marry for the second time.

An insider previously told OK! that the make up artist is "too happy in her own life to care [about] what Ant is doing."

"She's relieved Ant is going to be married to someone else," they claimed.

"She hopes that will mark a fresh start for everyone and draw a line under their rocky past."

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