Dec Donnolly spotted for the first time since catching Covid with wife Ali as she cradles baby son Jack | The Sun

DECLAN Donnelly flashed a smile as he enjoyed some fresh air with his family days after being struck down with Covid.

The telly favourite, 47, and presenting pal Ant McPartlin, 46, were forced to scrap their NTAs appearance and a Britain's Got Talent special after testing positive for the virus.

Yet this did not stop their winning streak at the annual TV awards, as they scooped the Best Presenter gong for the 21st year in a row.

Clearly over his bout of illness, dad-of-two Dec was all smiles as he took a stroll in a London park close to his home.

He beamed as he pushed daughter Isla, aged four, on her trike.

His wife Ali hugged their surprise second baby Jack, four months, close to her chest in a baby carrier.


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Back in July, Dec shared a snap of the newborn holding his finger and captioned it: "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."

The couple had not previously announced Ali's second pregnancy, although rumours started to circulate after she failed to accompany her husband to the TV Baftas in May.

After enjoying their family stroll in the park, Dec went on a coffee run for a host of warm drinks to warm them up.

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Little Jack's arrival was certainly a "very welcome ray of light" to Dec this summer, after he was left grieving the loss of his older brother, Father Dermott Donnelly.

The popular Catholic priest was suddenly taken ill this summer and admitted to the University Hospital of North Durham for urgent treatment but sadly passed away aged 55.

Meanwhile, last week it was confirmed Ant and Dec were forced to scrap their engagements after suffering Covid symptoms.

A BGT spokesperson said: "Ant and Dec are both unwell and have postponed all work commitments until they recover.

"Sadly, this means they were unable to film Britain’s Got Talent: The Ultimate Magician. Whilst we wish them a speedy recovery, we are thrilled to confirm that BGT’s favourite magician, Stephen Mulhern has stepped in."

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And a representative for the pairing said: "After both feeling unwell Ant and Dec have tested for Covid and unfortunately have both tested positive. 

"The duo will be postponing work commitments whilst they recover."

The duo recently returned from South Africa where they filmed an I'm A Celebrity special.

During their stay they celebrated Dec's 47th birthday.

Marking the presenter's big day, the crew wore party hats and surprised Dec with confetti as he got out of his car.

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