Ant McPartlin ‘besotted’ with Declan Donnelly’s baby daughter Isla as he meets her just days after birth

Safeeyah Kazi
Best buddies: Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly: Matt Crossick/PA

Ant McPartlin is believed to be “besotted” with his on-screen partner’s new baby daughter Isla after supposedly becoming the first of Declan Donelly and wife Ali Stall’s famous friends to meet the newborn.

Donnelly told fans that his wife had given birth to a daughter on Sunday and revealed the couple had named her Isla Elizabeth Anne.

Following the news, McPartlin took to Twitter to share his excitement, writing: “Welcome to the world baby Isla Elizabeth Anne. Can’t wait for cuddles. I love you already!! Uncle Ant xxxxx.”

According to the Sun, McPartlin was so excited to see the newborn that he was the first to visit baby Isla.

A source told the publication: “Ant couldn’t wait to see Dec and Ali – and baby Isla of course.

“It’s a dream come true for them all and everyone is completely besotted.”

I’m A Celebrity host Donnelly unveiled news that he and Astall had welcomed their first child in a post from Ant and Dec’s joint Twitter account.

On Sunday the presenter wrote: "Ali and I are thrilled to announce the arrival of our baby girl, Isla Elizabeth Anne, who was born just after 9 o'clock this morning. Mother and daughter both doing well, Dad is head over heels! D x."

He shared an adorable image of the new arrival grasping her dad’s finger.

Fan were quick to congratulate the new parents.

Dawn Abbott wrote: “Congratulations.”

Seline Ryles hailed their choice of name “lovely”.

In a nod to Dec’s co-star and best friend Ant McPartlin, Emma Capes said: “Massive congratulations on the birth of your baby girl...Uncle Ant will soon be wrapped around her little finger...may she fill your lives with blessings and joy.”