TV presenter Declan Donnelly has just announced the birth of her second child, Jack Anthony Alphonsus.
Donnelly, 46, is one half of the presenting duo Geordie Ant and Decshared the news via the couple’s joint social media accounts on Sunday.
He wrote: “Just before 10am yesterday, July 23, 2022, Ali and I welcomed the arrival of our son, Jack Anthony Alphonsus, a very welcome ray of light.”
The photo posted by Donnelly shows the newborn son’s hand wrapped around one of his father’s fingers.
Donnelly married his wife Ali Astall in 2015 and the couple also share a daughter, Isla Elizabeth Anne, born in 2018.
Several famous faces have left congratulations and well wishes under the Instagram post, including Love Island host Laura Whitmore, who wrote: “So happy for you both! Congratulations! xx” with a red heart emoji.
Newcastle and England football star Alan Shearer said: “Congratulations man.”
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver added: “Congrats to all of you xxxxx,” and Cat Deeley, who introduced SMTV to Ant and Dec in the late 90s, said: “That’s great news! Congratulations! …. Sending love.”
Presenter recently lost his brother, Father Dermottwho passed away after a brief illness on 8 July at the age of 55.
Father Dermott, a Catholic priest, conducted his brother’s wedding while introducing his partner Anthony McPartlin, better known by the nickname Ant, as his best man.
Shortly before his death, Father Dermott celebrated 30 years of service to his parish and community, where he is best known for his work with young people and youth ministry.