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18 November 2018, 18:45
Declan Donnelly is one of the UK's most successful and popular TV presenters of all time.
As part of Ant & Dec with Ant McPartlin, he has entertained he nation for over 20 years, and he will soon host I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! for an 18th year, with Holly Willoughby filling in for Ant.
Here are all the important facts about the famous Geordie:
Dec's height has often been the subject of jokes on his various shows with Ant, but how tall is he exactly?
Dec is approximately 5ft 5 ½ (166.4 cm).
Dec was born on September 25, 1975. He celebrated his 43rd birthday in 2018.
He is the child of Irish parents Alphonsus and Anne Donnelly, who originally lived in Desertmartin, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, before moving to Newcastle in the 1950s.
He is among seven children the couple raised in the council estate of Cruddas Park, with Dec having three brothers – Martin, Eamonn and Dermott – and three sisters – Patricia, Moyra and Camalia.
In November 2014, Dec became engaged to his manager Ali Astall, with whom he had been dating for over a year.
Their marriage took place at St Michael's Roman Catholic Church, Elswick, Tyne and Wear, on August 1, 2015. His brother Father Dermott Donnelly, a Catholic priest, presided over the ceremony, with Ant as his best man.
In September 2018, Ali gave birth to a daughter, named Isla Elizabeth Anne.