Television star Dec Donnelly is currently presenting Ant and Dec’s Limitless Win on ITV, however, his extensive career boasts many other jobs.
Originally rising to fame as Duncan in the teen drama Byker Grove alongside Ant McPartlin, the pair morphed into a successful presenting duo, Ant & Dec.
From SMTV Live, I’m A Celebrity to Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway and Britain’s Got Talent, Ant and Dec have remained a regular face on television for more than two decades.
Despite maintaining a high-profile status, Dec has managed to keep a lot of his personal life private. Here we delve into his family life from his wife, children, and siblings.
Ant & Dec became a presenting duo following Byker Grove (Credit: Splashnews.com)
Dec Donnelly wife
Dec is married to his former manager Ali Astall. After getting engaged in November 2014, the pair tied the knot in Elswick, Tyne and Wear, the following year in August. On his big day, Dec’s working partner, Ant, was his best man.
Prior to Ali, Dec had been in a couple of long-term relationships. Between 1993 and 2003, he dated actor Clare Buckfield. From 2009 to 2011, Dec formed a romance with fellow presenter Georgie Thompson.
Dec Donnelly children
Nearly three years after tying the knot, Dec revealed that he and Ali were expecting their first child in 2018.
“Just wanted to say thank you for all the lovely messages. The news has sneaked out a little earlier than we had hoped but Ali and I are delighted to be expecting our first child. Thanks for all the love, we really appreciate it,” he wrote on Instagram at the time.
The pair welcomed a daughter, Isla Elizabeth Anne. Four years later, Dec and Ali had a son, Jack Anthony Alphonsus Donnelly. His middle name was chosen in tribute to his grandfathers.
Dec and Ali have two children (Credit: Splashnews.com)