Declan Donnelly made a rare appearance with his daughter this week as the family took her for a bike ride.

The presenter, who is one half of Ant and Dec, became a dad to Isla at the end of 2018, but has rarely been pictured with her in public.

Dec, 44 and his wife Ali Astall, were spotted on a family outing with Isla strapped into a child seat on the back of the telly star's bike .

Safety came first for the family as they all donned black helmets and Dec and Ali also wore face masks.

The trio was pictured riding happily through Kew in south-west London.

Declan Donnelly goes for a family cycle ride in Kew (

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I’m A Celebrity host Dec has spoken regularly about how much he loves being a dad.

In his recent book with Ant, Once Upon A Tyne, he gushed about how becoming a father "transformed" him.

He wrote: "At first, like all expectant parents, I didn’t truly understand how much it was going to change me.

"I just thought it was another little person coming to live in the house. It opened up a whole other side to me, a side I didn’t know existed.

Dec rode with Isla on his bike and his wife Ali followed behind (

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"I felt a love that I didn’t realise it was possible to feel. Everything I do, every day, is for my daughter now."

But it isn’t without his challenges as he last year he admitted how hard being a parent can be.

Dec said: “No one tells you how hard being a parent is.

“We could have had a warning. It is literally the hardest thing I’ve ever done but I’m loving it.”

Dec married his and Ant’s talent manager Ali in 2015 after the pair reportedly starting dating in 2013 with a Valentine’s Day dinner.

Ali was Ant and Dec’s manager for 10 years before romance blossomed.

As well as dealing with the Saturday Night Takeaway hosts, she works with a number of famous faces, from Fearne Cotton to Holly Willoughby.

Speaking about their romance Dec said: “We always hung out. When she was single, and I was single we’d go out for dinner on Valentine’s Day together.

Dec's wife Ali followed them on her own bike (

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“Last year we went out as a couple. It was a little strange because we’ve had a working relationship for so long."

They became first-time parents in 2018 when Ali gave birth to their daughter Isla.

Dec announced the happy news on Instagram, writing: “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!"