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It's a girl for Dec and Ali

Declan Donnelly and his wife Ali Astall have welcomed their first child.

The presenter, 42, broke the news today that he has become a dad to a little girl, revealing he was "head over heals" and that his wife, 40, was "doing well".

Writing on the social media account he shares with Ant, he told fans: "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"

Following their baby news today the couple were inundated with comments from delighted fans and their famous friends.

Rochelle Humes wrote: “CONGRATULATIONS to you both, so happy for the pair of you. Can’t wait to see her."

Ruth Langsford tweeted: “Congratulations Dec & Ali....wonderful news. I expect little Isla will be wrapping you around her little finger from now on....!”

The pair, who tied the knot in 2015,  first broke the news they were having a child to close friends and family, including Ant McPartlin, until Dec's wife was safely over that period.

Ant was reportedly "over the moon" whilst Ant's estranged wife Lisa Armstrong also liked Dec's tweet about the good news.

Dec thanked fans on Twitter for their 'love' as he opened up about the pregnancy for the first time.

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