Declan Donnelly announces the birth of a baby boy – with the perfect name | Ents & Arts News

TV presenter Declan Donnelly has announced the birth of his second child, Jack Anthony Alphonsus.

Donnelly, 46, who is one half of Geordie featuring duo Ant and Dec, shared the news via the couple’s joint social media accounts on Sunday.

He wrote: “Shortly before 10am yesterday, 23.7.2022, Ali and I welcomed the arrival of our son, Jack Anthony Alphonsus, a very welcome ray of light.”

The photo Donnelly posted showed his newborn son’s hand wrapped around one of his father’s fingers.

Donnelly married his wife Ali Astall in 2015 and the couple also share a daughter, Isla Elizabeth Anne, born in 2018.

A number of famous faces left messages of congratulations and well wishes under the Instagram post, including Love Island host Laura Whitmore, who wrote: “Thrilled for you both! Congratulations xx” with a heart emoji red.

Newcastle and England football star Alan Shearer said: “Congratulations man.”

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver added: “Congratulations to all of you xxxxx” and Cat Deeley, who presented SMTV with Ant and Dec in the late 90s, said: “Wonderful news! Congratulations… Sending of love.”

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The presenter recently lost his older brother, Father Dermottdied after a short illness on July 8 at the age of 55.

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Father Dermott Donnelly

Father Dermott, a Catholic priest, conducted his brother’s wedding ceremony while presenting partner Anthony McPartlin, known professionally as Ant, was his best man.

Shortly before his death, Father Dermott celebrated his 30th anniversary of service to his parish and community, where he was best known for his work with young people and youth ministry.

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