Ali Astall spoke after sporting her baby bump in a floor-length silver gown at the TV Baftas.

Declan Donnelly and wife Ali Astall “can’t wait” to become first-time parents.

Ali spoke after sporting her baby bump in a floor-length silver gown at the TV Baftas.

Dec, 42, told the Daily Mirror that the news was “very exciting”, while Ali quipped: “I just wish it would come out now, that we could fast-forward to having the baby.

“We want to get on with it – we can’t wait.”

Declan Donnelly, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden collect the award for best entertainment programme for Britain’s Got Talent (Ian West/PA)
Declan Donnelly, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden collect the award for best entertainment programme for Britain’s Got Talent (Ian West/PA)

Dec attended the TV Baftas on his own after co-host Ant McPartlin stepped back from his TV commitments.

Britain’s Got Talent won best entertainment programme at the awards.

Amanda Holden said Ant will be missed at the live Britain’s Got Talent shows, but added: “Dec will do a sterling job – and me and Alesha (Dixon) will be on hand to step in. Mand and Dec has a good ring to it!”