Donnelly met Buckfield at the start of his career when he worked on the Newcastle teen soap Byker Grove.
Since then he and best friend Mc Partlin have become television's most sought-after presenters, hosting Pop Idol, I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, and Saturday morning children's show SM: TV.
Declan Donnelly of TV partnership Ant and Dec has married fiancee Ali Astall at St Michael's Church, Elswick, Newcastle.
The church in Newcastle's tough inner city ward of Elswick is where Donnelly's family worshipped when he was growing up and was the venue for the funeral of his father Alphonsus in 2011.
And while Ant and his wife Lisa Armstrong were sat next to them, the couple looked as though they only had eyes for each other.
He said: 'People often ask why I haven’t settled down yet.
By Hervé Léger it's made of the label's signature bandage material which clings to Ali's curves in all the right places, as well as creating smooth lines and a killer silhouette.
We love the sweetheart neckline and that fishtail hem which only adds to the hourglass effect.
But their wives surely stole the show in their elegant eveningwear both sticking to classic black for the occasion.
While Ant's wife Lisa Armstrong worked long sleeves and lace, Mrs Donnelly AKA Ali Astall went for va va voom in a form fitting gown.