The hardest thing: Declan Donnelly gets real about being a first-time dad

Declan Donnelly has opened up about becoming a father.

The 43-year-old welcomed his daughter Isla with his wife Ali Astall in September 2018.

And it has been a whirlwind- in the best possible way - since then.


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And now he has spoken about having a child - and he isn't finding it easy.

He said, ''No one tells you how hard being a parent is! We could have had a warning!''

He continued, ''It is literally the hardest thing I’ve ever done but I’m loving it.'' 

The couple announced their happy news on social media, posting a cute picture of baby Isla's fingers.


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Dec captioned it, ''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. Mother and daughter both doing well, Dad is head over heels! D x .’

The dad-of-one has also been celebrating his National Television Award with his best friend, Ant McPartlin.

The duo scooped the award for best presenters.

Dec said, ''It was very emotional missing the ceremony as we are there every  year.''

He continued, ''We’ll be back next year though, that’s for certain.''




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