Inside Declan Donnelly’s private life with children and wife Ali Astall
Posted by  badge Boss on Feb 25
Declan Donnelly is married with two kids (Picture: Anthony Devlin/Getty Images)

After two decades presenting , and will soon be taking a break from the hugely popular ITV variety series.

First hitting screens in 2002, the show returns for its 20th season this weekend, however after these episodes wrap up, it’s set to go on hiatus.

Last year the presenting pair announced the upcoming season would be their ‘last one for a little while’.

At the time they said the show ‘takes up such a lot of our year’ and they needed a ‘little bit of a breather’.

They have also said part of the reason they decided to step away was to , with Dec .

Although we know lots about Dec’s professional pursuits, for the presenter ?

Who is Dec’s wife Ali Astall?

His wife Ali Astall is a talent manager (Picture: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

Born in Newcastle, Australia, Ali is a talent manager at James Grant Management and before staring to date Dec.

As well as dealing with Ant & Dec, Ali has worked with other stars including Fearne Cotton and Holly Willoughby.

On November 13 2014, the couple became engaged after dating for a year.

Their wedding took place at St Michael’s Roman Catholic Church in Elswick, Tyne and Wear the following year, with Ant serving as best man.

Dec previously told the Daily Express of how he would always hang out with Ali when they were single, even spending Valentine’s Day together.

‘When she was single and I was single we’d go out for dinner on Valentine’s Day together,’ he said.

‘Last year we went out as a couple. It was a little strange because we’ve had a working relationship for so long.’

How many children do they have?

The couple share two children (Picture: MEGA)

Dec and Ali have two children together.

Their first child, daughter Isla Elizabeth Anne Donnelly, was born in September 2018.

They then welcomed son Jack Anthony Alphonsus in July 2022.

What is Dec’s net worth?

He’s been working with Anthony McPartlin since they were kids (Picture: David Fisher/REX)

Starting his career as a child in the drama series Byker Grove, where he first met Ant, the pair have gone on to forge out massively successful careers, presenting a range of shows.

They include SMTV Live, I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, Saturday Night Takeaway and Britain’s Got Talent.

Every year since 2001 they’ve also picked up the TV Presenter gong at the Nation Television Awards.

Although they famously pursued a career in the music industry, they are best known for their presenting, with The Sun estimating the pair each have a net worth of £62 million.

Ant and Dec reportedly signed a three-year deal with £40million with ITV back in 2022 for shows that included Britain’s Got Talent, I’m A Celebrity, Saturday Night Takeaway and Ant and Dec’s DNA Journey.

How tall is Dec?

His height has seen him become the butt of some jokes on screen over the years (Picture: PA)

Over the years Dec’s height as been the subject of several gags on TV, including in 2018 when Holly Willoughby famously quipped: ‘He’s loads of fun and he’s five foot one.’

Dec is actually 1.68m tall – or 5 ft 5in in feet and inches.

By contrast, Ant is 1.73m tall, making him 5ft 9in.

Saturday Night Takeaway returns tonight at 7pm on ITV1.