Declan Donnelly 'looking forward' to kids

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 February 2015
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Declan Donnelly is "looking forward" to having children with his fiancée Ali Astall, describing it as "the next stage of our lives"

Declan Donnelly is "looking forward" to having children.

The 39-year-old star, who is one half of 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here' presenting duo Ant and Dec, is looking forward to the "next stage" of his life after getting engaged to the pair's long-term manager Ali Astall in November.

Speaking about the prospect of having kids, he said: "I guess that's just the next stage of that dynamic changing and the next stage of our lives. I'm really looking forward to that. Maybe it's because we've turned 40. That milestone is making me think of the next stage of life now."

However, the presenter admitted if his wife does fall pregnant, he would like Ant's wife of nine years, Lisa Armstrong, to be pregnant at the same time so the two couples could give each other advice.

He continued: "If we had kids I think there'd be a bit of sharing parent tips and things like that."

And although having children would make their packed schedules even busier, the 'Saturday Night Takeaway' hosts don't think it would alter their friendship as much as when the moved out of their shared flat.

He told The Times newspaper: "I don't think it would change it [the dynamic between them] a huge amount ... Well, the dynamics always change and that happened when Ant got married. Or even before that, when we shared a flat for years, then we bought houses. We weren't together all day every day."

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