Declan Donnelly who is an English TV presenter as well as an actor was born on 25th September of the year 1975. He is mostly known as the one half of English acting as well as TV presenting duo Ant & Dec along with the other being Anthony McPartlin. Although he is known by the name Declan Donnelly, as a child, he was named as Declan Joseph Oliver Donnelly.
He is the native of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. He was born as the youngest child among the seven children born to his parents later Alphonsus and Anne Donnelly. His siblings include three brothers named Dermott, Eamonn and Martin as well as three sisters named as Camalia, Moyra and Patricia. Declan’s parents hailed from the Desertmartin, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland but then migrated to the Newcastle where they brought a house in the year 1958.
He went to study at the St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Primary School as well as the all-boys St. Cuthbert’s High School from where he left with 8 GCSEs. He then considered becoming Catholic Priest but later quipped that he changed the mind after seeing girls from the Sacred Heart which is the local Catholic girls’ school. His part on the Byker Grove was his first well known TV appearance.
When he was 12 years old, he saw an advert in local newspaper stating that the new children’s TV show would be filmed in the Newcastle and they were looking for the young actors. He was suggested by his father to give an audition. Later, he got successful and it was on the step of Byker Grove where he met McPartlin. His other filmography includes The Cinder Path, The Ant & Dec Show, BRIT Awards, Poker Face, Soccer Aid, Text Santa, Red or Black?, Pop Idol, and many more.
To talk about his personal life biography, Declan has already got married. He is married to his girlfriend turned wife Ali Astall. The couple began dating with each other in the year 2013. Later, they got engaged with each other in November of the following year. After that, Declan married her fiance Ali on 1st August of the year 2015 at the St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, Elswick, Tyne and Wear. Their wedding ceremony was conducted by the brother of Declan.
Apart from that, Declan has now reached at the age of 39. Being born in the month of September, his zodiac sign is Libra. He is the supporter of Labour Party. He has stated that he is practicing Roman Catholic but he does not discuss religion publicly or his family in the depth. Additionally, he is also active in charity works. He along with McPartlin are the patrons of charity Sunshine Fund.
He also supports Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle’s Youth Ministry Team which was directed by the one of his elder brother Fr Dermott Nonnelly. He is good looking as well as hot too. He stands at height of five feet and six inches. It has been rumored that Declan have had a hair transplant as his hair is thicker than before. But it has not been confirmed yet. Besides that, he is also active in Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.