Dec Donnelly and wife Ali have announced the birth of their baby girl, Isla Elizabeth Anne, who was born this morning at nine o’clock.
Dec tweeted the good news to his fans, writing:
Fans were absolutely buzzing for the new parents, with one tweeting: “Awwwww how lovely, massive congratulations!!! What a beautiful name!!! Can’t wait to see pictures of ur beautiful daughter!!! I hope mum & baby is doing well!!! All my love & best wishes to u all eternally!!!”
Another wrote: “Congratulations Dec and Ali, a new chapter in you life. I know you will be amazing parents.”
Someone else said: “Congratulations to you both, and welcome to the world Isla! Enjoy every second, they grow up far too quick.”
Dec and Ali have been married since 2014, having tied the knot at St Michael’s Roman Catholic Church in Elswick – with Ant McPartlin serving as best man.
The couple then announced that they were expecting their first child earlier this year. Following rumours that Ali was pregnant, Dec took to Instagram to officially confirm the news, sharing a snap of he and Ali on their wedding day with the caption: “Just wanted to say thank you for all the lovely messages. The news has sneaked out a little earlier than we had hoped but Ali and I are delighted to be expecting our first child. Thanks for all the love, we really appreciate it.”
As well as having to get used to his new commitments as a dad, this year will also see change for Dec’s career, as he gets ready to front I’m a Celeb with a new co-host.
Earlier this week, ITV announced that Holly Willoughby would be filling in for Ant:
Dec said: “I am hugely grateful to Holly for agreeing to accompany me to Australia this year.
“She was at the top of my list and I’m thrilled she said yes. It will be a different kind of series but we will try our best to ensure it is no less fun and eventful for our loyal viewers.
“I am also pleased to hear Holly is scared of everything. I am almost stupidly excited at the thought of watching her during the eating trials.”
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