Ali Astall and Declan Donnelly announce their baby girl’s birth! Click to know more about their bundle of joy and baby’s name!
Husband Declan Donnelly, 42 and wife Ali Astall, 40 have welcomed their first child- a beautiful baby girl on 1 September 2018. The new family member’s announcement came via Twitter as new father Declan shared an adorable snap of baby’s hand holding his finger.
Declan Donnelly, Britain got talent host had written:
“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 further tweeted:
“Mother and daughter both doing well, Dad is head over heels! D x”
And according to a tweet by Ant McPartlin, who was also the best man in Ali and Declan’s marriage, and Declan himself, the baby’s name is Isla Elizabeth Anne Donnelly.
“Welcome to the world baby Isla Elizabeth Anne. ❤️ Can’t wait for cuddles. I love you already!! Uncle Ant xxxxx“
The pregnancy announcement
Ali had got pregnant in December 2017. The couple had tried to keep the pregnancy a secret, at least for about a few first weeks. A source had revealed:
“They have been keeping the pregnancy a closely guarded secret, but now that Ali is safely over 12 weeks, they are starting to let people know.”
And on March 24, the couple had officially shared the pregnancy news. Husband Declan also had shared the news with a vivid memory of their marriage:
“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.”
On May 13 of this year, the couple had attended Bafta TV Awards where they have shared that their baby was due in September.
Ali had excitedly shared the news:
“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.”
Ali had also shown off her baby bump at the British Academy Television Awards with her husband. Back then she had worn a gorgeous silver sequin dress.
Ali Astall and Declan Donnelly relationship and marriage
Ali Astall and Declan Donnelly had gotten married in 2015 in Newcastle. They had started dating in August 2013 but had known each other for over a decade.
Ali is actually Declan’s former manager.
Short bio on Declan Donnelly
Declan Donnelly was born on 25 September 1975 in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England. The English television presenter, producer and actor’s full name is Declan Joseph Oliver Donnelly.
His father was Alphonsus Donnelly and mother is Anne Donnelly. He has 6 other siblings- 3 brothers Martin, Eamonn and Dermott and 3 sisters Patricia, Moyra, and Camalia. They were all raised within the council estate of Cruddas Park.
Declan had attended St Michael’s Roman Catholic Primary School and later had joined all-boys St Cuthbert’s High School. Originally he wanted to become a Catholic priest! But later he changed his mind when he saw students from all-girls Sacred Heart Catholic High School.
Reference: (ok.co.uk, thesun.co.uk, independent.ie, Wikipedia.org)