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Friday 24th May 2019

Everyone is making the same joke about Declan Donnelly's happy baby news

Hint: it's gonna be a 'very small' baby!

Declan Donnelly has confirmed he and wife Ali are expecting their first child.

The Ant & Dec star, 42, has said the couple are "delighted" to be starting a family, three years after they tied the knot at a star-studded ceremony in Newcastle.

Naturally, fans are totally over the moon for the popular presenter and have flooded the happy couple with well wishes and congratulatory messages.

Dec and Ali on their wedding day in 2015 (Credit: FameFlynet)

But many chuffed fans haven't been able to resist making the same joke about Dec and Ali's wonderful announcement... can you guess what?!

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Well, Dec's catchphrase, "he's a very small man!" has come back to haunt him, with slews of fans using the very same words to describe his upcoming arrival!

Ali and Dec are "delighted" to be expecting a child (Credit: Wenn)

Gonna be a small small man!! A very small small man!

One wrote: "Aww what lovely news. Congratulations Dec. The baby is going to grow up to be a very, very small man."

Another said: "Gonna be a small small man!! A very small small man!"

A third added: "You may get called a small, small man, but now you're having a small, small baby..... that should stop them. CONGRATULATIONS X."

And a fourth chipped in: "Congratulations I couldn't be more happy for you both you deserve it so much now there's gonna be a 'very small man/Woman' in your family isn' there Dec?"

And many, many more have followed suit, all in good nature, of course!

Others, however, flipped the funny catchphrase, with one pointing out: "Wonderful news congratulations to you both you're going to be a very tall man compared to a very small baby."

Dec's "small man" catchphrase was coined during the last series of I'm A Celebrity and used to describe contestant Dennis Wise.

The cheeky presenter referred to 5ft 6in Dennis as a "very small man" throughout the series, until telly partner Ant McPartlin pointed out Dec himself is EXACTLY the same height!

Dec, pictured with telly partner Ant, constantly cracked jokes about "very small man" Dennis Wise on I'm A Celebrity (Credit: ITV/Wenn)

It was one of the highlights of the last series, providing plenty of amusement for viewers.

When Dennis was eliminated from the jungle, he and Dec even stood back to back so Ant could prove once and for all they were the SAME height... only it turned out Dennis was actually slightly taller! Sorry, Dec!

Ant made Dec and Dennis stand back-to-back in the studio (Credit: ITV)

Dennis later told The Sun he found the quips absolutely "hilarious".

"I have seen what they've said about me while I was in the jungle and it was brilliant," he said. "Honestly, I don't mind the mickey being taken of me. I thought it was hilarious."

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Meanwhile, Dec confirmed his and Ali's happy baby news on Instagram on Sunday evening.

Referring to newspaper stories earlier in the day, he told fans: "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."

Congratulations, guys! 

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