Saturday 20 October 2018

Declan Donnelly and wife ‘can’t wait’ for their first baby

Ali Astall spoke after sporting her baby bump in a floor-length silver gown at the TV Baftas.

Declan Donnelly and Ali Astall (Isabel Infantes/PA)
Declan Donnelly and Ali Astall (Isabel Infantes/PA)

By Sherna Noah, Press Association Senior Entertainment Correspondent

Declan Donnelly and wife Ali Astall “can’t wait” to become first-time parents.

Astall spoke after sporting her baby bump in a floor-length silver gown at the TV Baftas.

Dec, 42, told the Daily Mirror that the news was “very exciting”, while Astall quipped: “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.”

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Declan Donnelly, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden collect the award for best entertainment programme for Britain’s Got Talent (Ian West/PA)

Dec attended the TV Baftas on his own after co-host Ant McPartlin stepped back from his TV commitments and told fans he was “truly sorry” following his drink-driving crash.

Britain’s Got Talent won best entertainment programme at the awards.

Amanda Holden said Ant will be missed at the live Britain’s Got Talent shows, but added: “Dec will do a sterling job – and me and Alesha (Dixon) will be on hand to step in. Mand and Dec has a good ring to it!”

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