Declan Donnelly takes a break from Im A Celebrity for a beach day with daughter Isla and wife Ali


Declan Donnelly took a well-deserved break from I’m A Celebrity drama on Wednesday, enjoying a beach day with his family.

Joined by wife Ali Astall and their daughter Isla, the family of three were joined by a female friend as they relaxed on the beach near Gold Coast, Australia.

Family day out for Dec, Ali and Isla

Dec was pictured in shorts and a polo shirt, playing in the sand with 14-month-old Isla.

Ali,e whom Dec married in August 2015, kept it casual in a black halterneck swimming costume and denim shorts.

The I’m A Celebrity presenter is on air every night with partner Ant McPartlin, hosting the annual reality show which sees 12 celebrities enter the jungle and take part in various challenges to see who can be crowned King or Queen of the jungle.

The pair have been hosting the show since 2002, although in 2018 Holly Willoughby replaced Ant as he attended rehab following a drink-drive charge.

Dec was the doting dad as he played with his little girl

The Donnelly family were joined by a family friend

The family are staying near Gold Coast in Australia

Isla had a classic bucket and spade to play with

Dec recently revealed how he wanted to “punch and hug” his TV partner when he heard he had been arrested for drink-driving.

They also admitted that it almost caused them to split up.

On Wednesday evening’s show however, fans will see Ant and Dec gasping in horror as they watch the campers take on the Deadly Dungeon.

Ian Wright and James Haskell will be plunged into darkness and surrounded by their biggest fears in the latest Bushtucker Trial.

Ali wore a chic black costume with denim shorts

Dec kept it casual in black shorts and a polo shirt

Feeling their way in the darkness, the sporting heroes look like they’ve thrown themselves head first into the challenge.

Both men have been struggling to cope with the lack of food in camp, so this will be their chance to bring home the bacon.

The pictures show them shackled together crawling through a tunnel searching for stars.

Dec has been hard at work presenting I’m A Celebrity every night

Ant has made a triumphant return to the show

At one point, Ant is left open-mouthed as he and Dec watch the events unfold.

The popular TV stars traditionally always stand in the order in which their names are said, with Ant on the left and Dec on the right.

But the pair left fans horrified on Monday when they posted a picture showing them the wrong way round as they sat down to watch their beloved team Newcastle lose 2-0 to Aston Villa, with one person jokingly commenting: I believe this is a called a glitch in the matrix.