Dec Donnelly announces birth of baby boy

25 July 2022, 08:10 | Updated: 25 July 2022, 08:20

Dec Donnelly has welcomed his second child
Dec Donnelly has welcomed his second child. Picture: Getty/Twitter

Declan Donnelly described his son as a 'little ray of light' coming just weeks after his brother's death.

Dec Donnelly has shared the wonderful news that he and his wife Ali Astall have welcomed their second child.

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Sharing a photo of the little tot's hand to Twitter, Dec wrote: "Shortly before 10am yesterday, 23.7.2022, Ali and I welcomed the arrival of our son, Jack Anthony Alphonsus, a very welcome ray of light.

"He is wonderful and Isla is beyond excited to be a big sister! D x".

Dec and Ali got married in 2015, and welcomed their first child Isla in 2018.

A number of famous faces rushed to offer their congratulations, with chef Jamie Oliver writing: "Congratulations to you all xxxxx".

Presenter Cat Deeley, who worked with Ant and Dec on SMTV in the 90s, added: "That is wonderful news ! Congratulations …. Sending love."

The birth comes just weeks after the death of his older brother Father Dermott, who passed away after a short illness earlier this year.

Father Dermott, a Catholic Priest, conducted his brother's wedding ceremony to Ali, and he was best know for his work with young people and youth ministry.