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I can't quite remember my first family holiday, but as far as I know, in the summer of 1995, my parents hopped on the train to Cork with their one-year-old daughter in tow. It wasn't exactly a glamorous trip but I'm sure every parents first holiday is special, regardless of the location.

It looks like Declan Donnelly and Ali Astall's newborn daughter is about to jet off on the ultimate first holiday. Holly Willoughby revealed her I’m A Celeb co-host will be bringing his baby girl to Australia during the filming of the popular reality show.

Speaking on This Morning, Holly Willoughby gushed: “I can’t wait for snuggles with her. I think she’ going to be coming to Australia as well which is very exciting.”

Ali gave birth to the couple’s first child on Sunday morning. Dec confirmed their daughter’s arrival in a touching Instagram post.

The TV presenter shared a photo of him holding his daughter’s tiny hand. He captioned the snap: “‪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”


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Ant McPartlin congratulated his best friend shortly after baby Isla was born. He tweeted: “Welcome to the world baby Isla Elizabeth Anne. Can’t wait for cuddles. I love you already!! Uncle Ant xxxxx”

The new dad is set to head to Australia in the coming weeks to record I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here.


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He will be joined by Holly Willoughby who has stepped in as Ant McPartlin’s replacement as he deals with personal issues.

No official date has been confirmed, but it is understood the show will air in late November and end in December.


Television presenter and one half of the comedy duo Ant and Dec, Declan Donnelly married his fiancé Ali Astall in Newcastle earlier today 

The pair were all smiles for the crowsds that gathered to wish them well as they emerged from St. Micheal's Roman Catholic Church in Elswick, Newcastle. 

They stepped out hand in hand and shared a romantic kiss beneath the church's arched doorway. The lavish flowers that decorated the arch were admired by the hundreds of fans that had come along to celebrate the couple's big day. 

39-year old Declan arrived at the ceremony in a very fancy Aston Matin Vanquish Carbon and was driven by best man Ant McPartlin. The pair were setting some serious BFF goals today as they wore matching suits to the big event. The bright blue colour went very nicely with their dark shades as the sun came out much to everyone's delight.

Ali, 36, is also Dec's manager. She arrived via Rolls Royce in a stunning ivory gown with an open back complimented with simple veil. She certainly turned heads in her beautiful dress as she stopped outside to give a wave to those waiting for a glimpse of the pair on their way into the ceremony. 

Dec's older brother Dermott officiated the ceremony, which took place in the same church that their grandfather Alphonsus' funeral took place in previously. 

Among those fans in the crowd were some that had travelled quite a long way hoping to spot some of the many celebs on their way to the ceremony. 65-year old Sheena Greeves travelled from Scotland and told The Mirror:

"I'm from Derry where his mammy and daddy are from. We came from Scotland, my grandson wants to be little Dec. We're big fans."

Other famous faces expected to be at the wedding today included Tess Daly, Vernon Kay, Fearne Cotton, Holly Willoughby, Leigh Francis, former Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts, Philip Schofield, Paddy McGuinness and Andi Peters. Quite the guest list!

Congratulations to the happy couple.