With much fanfare Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions kicked off last night on ITV.
And while there was certainly plenty to talk about – from Ashleigh returning with her new dog Sully to Paul Pott’s ‘sulky’ performance – fans still didn’t miss the adorable moment Dec mentioned his baby daughter.
After watching American father and daughter Bello and Annaliese Nock perform their death defying stunt, Dec said:
“I’ve got a daughter and I get nervous just doing piggy-backs with her.”
Viewers took to Twitter to share their delight at Dec’s brief but very sweet mention of his baby girl Isla.
One wrote, “Aw, Dec mentioning his daughter” and another agreed: “Dec mentioning Isla was the cutest.”
Aw Dec mentioning his daughter. 😍 #BGTChampions
— Amy 💙🌈 (@geordiegalg) August 31, 2019
Dec mentioning Isla was the cutest #BGTChampions
— All Ant and Dec (@allantanddec) August 31, 2019
It so was, so flipping cute
— BGT & IM A CELEB COMING IN AUTUMN (@ThemGeordieLads) September 1, 2019
I know how cute.
— Joanne Holland (@JoanneH08645043) August 31, 2019
Dec and his wife Ali welcomed their firstborn, daughter Isla Donnelly on September 1, 2018.
The little tot has been kept out of the spotlight, apart from an adorable snap shared on social media that shows the baby’s hand grasping on to Dec’s finger.
He told the Evening Standard last year that the reality of being a new dad had come as quite a shock:
“No one tells you how hard being a parent is! We could have had a warning!
“It is literally the hardest thing I’ve ever done but I’m loving it,” he said.
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