Dec confirms baby news with heartfelt message to fans 1 year ago

Dec confirms baby news with heartfelt message to fans

Declan Donnelly and Ali Astall are delighted to make the announcement in spite of recent pressures

Declan Donnelly and his wife have announced they are expecting their first child.

Posting on Ant and Dec's social accounts, Donnelly wrote that he was "delighted."

He said: "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."

The pair's announcement follows news that both Ant and Dec were dropped from a Suzuki advertising campaign over McPartlin's drink driving charge.

Donnelly previously announced he would present the two remaining shows of Saturday Night Takeaway by himself. 

McPartlin, 42, was charged with drink driving after his Mini collided with two other cars in London.