What are you looking for?

Declan Donnelly And Wife Ali Astall Welcome Baby Girl

Declan Donnelly And Wife Ali Astall Welcome Baby Girl

Declan Donnelly has become a dad and says he is "head over heels" at his daughter's arrival.

The baby girl, his first child with wife Ali Astall, has been named Isla Elizabeth Anne.

Her birth comes just a few weeks before Dec heads to Australia to film the new series of I'm a Celebrity.

Instead of hosting with his regular partner Ant McPartlin, who is taking a break from TV presenting, he is teaming up with Holly Willoughby.

Astall and Donnelly, who were married in Newcastle three years ago, said they were "thrilled to announce the arrival" of Isla on Saturday morning and that mother and daughter were doing well.

The Britain's Got Talent host shared a picture on Twitter of the baby's hand wrapped around his finger.

Presentational white space

The pair used to work together as Astall - who comes from Newcastle, Australia - was Donnelly's manager.

McPartlin wrote on Twitter: "Welcome to the world baby Isla Elizabeth Anne. Can't wait for cuddles. I love you already!!".

He signed the message "Uncle Ant".

Friends have also congratulated the couple, with This Morning host Philip Schofield saying it was "the BEST news", and that he "couldn't wait" to meet Isla while presenter Ruth Langsford told the new dad that "Isla will be wrapping you around her little finger from now on".

Anthony McPartlin (left) and Declan Donnelly

Image copyrightPAImage captionIt will be the first time Ant, left, has not co-presented I'm a Celebrity with Dec

Donnelly has said this season of I'm a Celebrity would feel different without McPartlin, who stepped down from TV work in March to have treatment after admitting drinking and driving.

He was banned from driving for 20 months after the incident in March and fined £86,000.

But Donnelly promised it would be "no less fun and eventful" for viewers.

No date has been announced for the return of the ITV jungle-set reality show, but last year's series launched at the end of November - funnily enough, with a joke about Willoughby replacing McPartlin.

 

Congratulations to Dec and Ali! We found out about this fantastic news here. 

Twitter Tweets

Your Journey

Space Saving Drying Rack

Space Saving Drying Rack

Free up valuable counter space

With a compact design that makes a big impact, the Space Saving Drying Rack will hold cups, bottles, and all their parts without cluttering the countertop. The angled pegs hold cups and bottles at just the right angle for thorough drying, while the top and base are perfect for drying small parts like valves, or even pacifiers. The Drying Rack fits neatly under cabinets, so it can be tucked out of the way against the wall. The base tray features ridges to keep lids and more elevated for quick drying, and both the base and top trays are removable for thorough cleaning.  

Check out all of our recomended products
Read Reviews
Pregnancy week by week
Pregnancy Week 35
At 35 weeks, your baby is about the size of a honeydew melon

week 35

Find Out More