Declan Donnelly confirms he’s expecting his first child with wife Ali Astall

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  • Declan Donnelly has confirmed he and his wife Ali Astall are expecting their first child.

    The I’m a Celebrity presenter took to social media to confirm the happy news, after rumours that he and his wife Ali were about to start a family together.

    Writing on Twitter alongside a gorgeous picture of their wedding day, Declan wrote: ‘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 ❤️ D x’

    Fans of the TV presenter were quick to congratulate him on the wonderful baby news, with one saying: ‘So sweet. Congratulations! You’re going to be amazing parents. ❤’

    Another wrote: ‘Congratulations to you both what wonderful news’, while a third said: ‘Wow congratulations to you both so pleased for you both ❤️❤️❤️’.

    A fourth added: ‘Many many Congratulations, fab news, wishing you both well. 😊💗💗💗’

    Dec and Ali tied the knot back in 2015, after dating for only a year. However, the pair knew each other very well already as Ali was his manager for over 10 years.

    This will be Dec’s first child, but he’s previously admitted that children were ‘definitely’ on the cards for him.

    Speaking at the Saturday Night Takeaway finale in Orlando last year, he said of Disney World Florida: ‘It is such a positive place, happy and warm. It is the perfect place for us to end the series.

    ‘You can’t help but be blown away by this place. Would we come back with a little Ant and Dec? Oh, definitely! We saw it on the show, what it means for young ones to come out here.

    ‘It would be one of those things to do with children, definitely. Kids are absolutely one of the things on the cards for us.’

    Congratulations to the lovely couple!