Piers Morgan and Holly Willoughby have shared birthday tributes to pal Dec Donnelly on his 45th birthday.
Good Morning Britain host Piers, 55, took to social media to mark Dec’s special day (September 25).
The collection of shots showed Dec playfully standing next to Piers at a series of showbiz events.
In one, Dec proudly held onto an National Television Award as Piers captured a selfie.
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The controversial host captioned the post: “Happy Birthday Declan Donnelly, a man I can always rely on to be right by my side – when I least want him to be.”
Fans rushed to comment on the snap, with one writing: “Ha! Love this! Happy Birthday Dec! X.”
A second joked: “Looks like you’re auditioning to be the new Ant.”
Meanwhile, Holly Willoughby shared her own special tribute to Dec over on Instagram Stories.
The This Morning star shared a shot alongside Dec during her time presenting in the I’m A Celebrity jungle.
She wrote: “Happy B-day Dec!”
Piers and Dec’s playful friendship
It’s not the first time Piers has poked fun at the Geordie in recent weeks.
Earlier this month, the GMB star pleaded with fans to vote for him in an awards category so he can wipe the “smug grin” off “snivelling” Dec.
Piers revealed that he had been nominated in the Favourite Presenter category in the forthcoming TV Times Awards.
Taking to Twitter, he wrote: “Delighted to have been nominated as Favourite Presenter in the @tvtimesmagazine Awards.
“Vote for me if only to wipe the smug grin off those two cocky, snivelling little Geordie [bleep].”
Meanwhile, back in March, Piers hit out at Ant and Dec after they mocked him during an episode of Saturday Night Takeaway.
He said: “The disrespect… we’re one big happy ITV family aren’t we?”
GMB co-host Susanna Reid added: “We love and respect each other,” to which Piers said: “We do, we do honestly, if you believe that you’ll believe anything.”
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