Dec and wife Ali are believed to be expecting their first child together late in the summer.
Now, fans are reacting to the
**SATURDAY NIGHT TAKEAWAY ANT REPLACEMENT REVEALED**
“What an amazing end to this
A second fan account gushed: “Honestly hearing that Dec and Ali are expecting a child has brightened me up so much, so happy for them.”
Another post read: “#BabyDonnelly has got so many blessings already! @antanddec We’re so excited! [sic].
“I don’t know how I am gonna survive until the baby arrives!”
Someone else chimed in: “Congratulations to Dec and Ali on the baby news!!! You’ll be great parents.”
A fifth message said: “Huge congratulations to #DeclanDonnelly and his wife on expecting their first child, may you have all the happiness in the world, blessings to all of you [sic].”
The fan reactions come after a source spoke of Dec and wife Ali, telling The Sun: “They are both absolutely delighted to be expecting – especially as they have been trying for some time.
“This has come at a difficult time for them both, given everything that Ant is now going through and the pressure that has put on Dec in the past week.”
“You’ll be an amazing father”
They went on: “But their priority now is their baby and an experience that they see as the best of their lives.”
It is believed Ali became pregnant shortly after Dec returned home from I’m A Celeb.
However, the couple kept it quiet until she had passed the important 12-week stage.
The pair have known each other for over a decade, and got married in a lavish ceremony back in 2015.
The couples’ happy news comes after a difficult week for Dec’s co-host and best friend Ant McPartlin, who was arrested and charged for drink-driving following a car crash on Sunday 18 March.
Saturday Night Takeaway was consequently cancelled this week with a movie shown in its place, however Dec announced in a statement that after talks with ITV bosses, he would return for the final two episodes of the show, flying solo.
Ant has since gone back into rehab to battle his troubles.
It is currently unclear as to whether Ant will be back in time for the filming of Britain’s Got Talent.