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Declan Donnelly celebrates first Father’s Day as a dad with sweet message

His wife gave birth to Isla in September last year

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BGT fave Declan Donnelly is just one of many celebrity dads celebrating Father’s Day today (Sunday June 16).

What’s extra special for the I’m A Celebrity and Britain’s Got Talent host is that he’s experiencing it for the very first time.

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Dec and wife Ali welcomed baby Isla last year (Credit: Snapchat)

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Dec, 43, became a dad in 2018 when his wife of four years, Ali Anstall, gave birth to their daughter Isla Elizabeth Anne.

To celebrate, Dec sent a message to fellow dads across the country.

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Dec and Ali married in 2015 (Credit: Sue Andrews / Flynet – SplashNews)

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Posting on Twitter, Dec said: “Happy Father’s Day, especially to those, like me, celebrating it for the first time. Have a lovely day. D”

The official Ant and Dec page boasts a whopping 6.75 million followers, and many of them wanted to share Dec’s joy.

“Happy fathers day Dec! Hope Isla has spoilt you rotten,” said one follower.

Another chipped in by saying: “Happy daddy’s day Dec. She’s such a lucky little baba to have you as her daddy, funny gorgeous and caring enjoy your day xxx.”

Someone else said: “Happy 1st Father’s Day Dec, hope you are enjoying some downtime.”

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Dec was reunited with Dec on Britain’s Got Talent (Credit: ITV)

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Aside from enjoying Father’s Day, Dec has had a busy time of it since his little one was born.

He presented I’m A Celebrity with Holly Willoughby after regular onscreen partner Ant McPartllin took some time out.

But the pair were reunited on this year’s series of Britain’s Got Talent.

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