Declan Donnelly and wife Ali Astall confirm the birth of their second child


‘A very welcome ray of light’: Declan Donnelly and wife Ali Astall confirm the birth of their second child – two weeks after the sudden death of TV presenter’s brother

Declan Donnelly has confirmed the birth of his second child, a baby boy, with wife Ali Astall – just two weeks after the sudden death of his older brother. 

The TV presenter confirmed the surprise birth in an Instagram post shared with followers on Sunday evening and revealed they had named the child Jack Anthony Alphonsus. 

The child’s name is in part a tribute to Dec’s Northern Irish father, Alphonsus Donnelly, who passed away in 2011. 

News of the birth comes as the presenter, 46, grieves the loss of brother Dermot following his death at the age of 55 on July 8.  

Taking to social media, Dec – who also raises three-year old daughter Isla with his wife – 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. 

‘He is wonderful and Isla is beyond excited to be a big sister.’ 

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Happy news: Declan Donnelly has confirmed the birth of his second child, a baby boy, with wife Ali Astall - just two weeks after the sudden death of his older brother

Happy news: Declan Donnelly has confirmed the birth of his second child, a baby boy, with wife Ali Astall – just two weeks after the sudden death of his older brother

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