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.