Declan Donnelly welcomes his first child with wife Ali Astall

1 September 2018, 15:23 | Updated: 1 September 2018, 15:32

Dec and Ali
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By Tom Eames

Declan Donnelly and Ali Astall have announced that they have welcomed their first child together.

The 42-year-old broke the news today (September 1) on the social media accounts he shares with Ant McPartlin, writing: "Ali and I are thrilled to announce the arrival of our baby girl, Isla Elizabeth Anne, who was born just after 9 o’clock this morning."

He added: "Mother and daughter both doing well, Dad is head over heels! D x"

The couple announced their baby news back in March.

Ant said he was "over the moon" with the news of his best pal's news. Dec thanked fans on Twitter for their "love" and support.

Speaking in May about becoming a dad, Dec said: “I just wish it would come out now, that we could fast-forward to having the baby. We want to get on with it – we can’t wait.”

Meanwhile, it was revealed this week that Holly Willoughby would be replacing Ant for this year's I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!