Declan Donnelly is a popular English TV presenter, producer, rapper, singer, comedian, and actor most famous for being part of the duo Ant & Dec, along with his business partner and best friend, Ant McPartlin.

He, along with his partner, has presented the TV shows like SMTV Live (1998-2001), I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, and Britain’s Got Talent. Similarly, he is also known for appearing in the drama series Byker Grove.  As of 2019, he is worth $4 million.

Declan Donnelly’s Notable Career Highlights

44-year-old Dec Donnelly has been active in the television industry since 1987. He made his professional debut appearing in the series Byker Grove.

Later, Dec gained massive popularity for presenting the TV shows such as SMTV Live (1998-2001), and I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!. The versatile personality with his business partner Ant is presenting TV variety show Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway since 2002.

Declan Donnelly with his business partner Ant McPartlin
Declan Donnelly with his business partner Ant McPartlin

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Likewise, the duo is presenting talent show competition Britain’s Got Talent since 2007. Moreover, 5 feet 6 inches or 168 cm tall star is also recognized for the shows like PokerFace, Push the Button, Pop Idol, and Red or Black? 


Declan Joseph Oliver aka Declan Donnelly was born on September 25, 1975, in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England.

England born star Dec’s parents are Alphonsus Donnelly and Anne Donnelly. Similarly, he has six siblings, and three brothers named Martin Donnelly, Eamonn Donnelly, Dermott Donnelly, and three sisters named Camelia Donnelly, Patricia Donnelly, and Moira Donnelly.

He attended St Michael’s Roman Catholic Primary School. Later, he graduated from St Cuthbert’s High School.

Married To Ali Astall

The multi-talented Declan Donnelly has been married to Ali Astall since 2015.

Declan Donnelly and his wife Ali Astall
Declan Donnelly and his wife Ali Astall

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The couple exchanged their wedding vows on August 1. After three years, the pair welcomed their first child, Isla Elizabeth Anne Donnelly, on September 1, 2018.

Any Charitable Works?

The duo Ant and Dec are the sponsors of the Sunshine Fund. They donated the “Let’s Get Ready to Rhumble” success to the charity ChildLine in 2012.

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Additionally, Dec is also the supporter of the Youth Ministry Team of Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle. In 2013, along with his older sibling, Dermott opened the W4 Youth Centre.

Did You Know? Dec and Ant have insurance against each other’s death with a worth of $1,290,750 (£1 million).

Has Declan Donnelly Any Endorsement Deal?

Declan appeared in the campaign for Woolworths, Morrisons, Nintendo Wii, McDonald’s, Sainsbury’s, Cadbury’s Wispa Bite, and DS and Suzuki.

Where Does He Live?

As of 2019, Declan lives in a lavish house located in Chiswick, the United Kingdom, worth $2,600,000.

In 2015, Donnelly bought the property of three-door hatchback Abarth 595 for $25,980.

Career Earnings

Here are the lists of his earnings till 2017.

Year Earnings
1994 $390,000
1995 $910,000
1996 $1,950,000
1997 $858,000
2007 $61.69 million
2008 $3,640,000
2009 $27.3 million
2013 $1,170,000
2015 $25,980
2016 $122.81 million
2017 $57.98 million

Without a doubt, Donnelly will add more sum of dollars from his career in the coming years.