Ant McPartlin is said to have jetted home from his holiday in Italy to meet best pal Declan Donnelly and his wife Ali Astall’s new baby girl, Isla.
The ITV presenter was quick to tell his best friend via Twitter that he “couldn’t wait for cuddles” with the little one, and reportedly has already done so.
Ant is apparently “besotted” with the baby girl, whose name has a very special meaning, after being one of the first of their friends to meet her.
Pals of the Britain’s Got Talent host told The Sun Online: “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.”
Dec announced the arrival of his first child with wife Ali on Twitter, sharing a heart-melting snap of Isla’s little hand.
He 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.”
Just two hours after the announcement, Ant took to the social media platform to share his excitement.
He wrote: “Welcome to the world baby Isla Elizabeth Anne. Can’t wait for cuddles. I love you already!! Uncle Ant xxxxx”
Ant McPartlin appears to reveal a new tattoo on his wrist as he appears alongside best friend Dec for first time since drink drive arrest in a fan’s picture [Instagram/ davinadarr]
Fans couldn’t contain their excitement over Ant’s heart-melting message, with one person replying: “What a lovely message, she is going to be one lucky girl having you as an uncle.”
“Right this has made my day even more,” added a second, while a third person said: “I’m sobbing my heart out. This is the sweetest.”