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Ant McPartlin is celebrating his impending nuptials in style Wednesday – at a prestigious members-only golf club with best man Dec Donnelly and a group of their closest mates.
A sweeping 18-hole course in the south of England will host the booze-free celebrations ahead of Ant's wedding to Anne-Marie Corbett this summer, when Dec will once again be standing next to his telly partner of three decades to watch him tie the knot.
But unlike his first stag back in 2006, now-sober Ant will be swerving the beers and swapping drinks for the links for a genteel golfing session under the sun.
It's set to be in stark contrast to Ant's first stag do before his 2006 wedding to Lisa Armstrong, which got so out of hand the I'm A Celebrity host woke up in a McDonald's dressed as a saucy French maid.
Best man Dec had organised a legendary two-city booze-up to celebrate his mate's last weeks of freedom, and the stags caused carnage on a raucous Monopoly board-themed pub crawl featuring different fancy dress costumes at each bar.
Ant McPartlin and best man Declan Donnelly will have a booze-free bash
Two weeks later they jetted out to the Latvian capital Riga and enjoyed a 12-hour drinking session.
Blaming Dec for the drunken antics, Ant said he was planning his revenge ahead of his pal's own stag do in 2015.
"You know when you've been drinking all day and you have that one moment of clarity, and I came to dressed as a French maid in McDonald's just off Regent's Street," he said at the time.
"It'll be along those lines," he promised Dec with a steely look. "Revenge is a dish best served cold."
Ant McPartlin on his first stag weekend in Latvia's capital, Riga
However Ant quit booze in 2018 after his second rehab stint.
A source told the Mirror: "Ant's life has moved on from his and Dec's wild nights out in the past – now he just wants to spend a day with his mates playing golf before treating them to a slap-up meal."
He and up to 15 close pals, including Dec and entertainment star Jonathan Wilkes, will be spending Wednesday on the course before returning to the exclusive clubhouse for a four-course meal prepared by an experienced head chef.
Ant McPartlin's first stag weekend got a bit messy
They'll dine on locally sourced seasonal delicacies in their own private area – although social distancing measures will mean they'll have to be put on separate tables.
Every detail will be checked over by a dedicated events manager to ensure the stag party runs smoothly
Ant popped the question to his former PA-turned-fiancee Anne-Marie over Christmas, getting down on one knee to ask her to be his wife over a cream tea.
Ant McPartlin and Anne-Marie Corbett are planning to tie the knot
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He's believed to have asked Dec to be his best man again this summer after their friendship took a hit with Ant's drink-drive shame in 2018.
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