Declan Donnelly and wife Ali Astall take break from self-isolation to get their daily exercise by walking the dog

Dec and Ali tied the knot in 2015 (Picture:

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Dec’s outing follows news that the live final of his and presenting partner Ant McPartlin’s ITV show Saturday Night Takeaway this Saturday has been axed because of the virus.

Yep, the virus is impacting the world of TV too.

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Coronavirus UK lockdown: key points

The key points of Boris Johnson’s historic address are as follows:

  • Britain ordered into coronavirus lockdown except for shopping and exercise
  • The NHS will not be able to handle coronavirus if too many people become seriously unwell
  • Police will be able to issue fines to people not obeying lockdown measures
  • Shops, churches and playgrounds to close
  • Weddings and christenings banned
  • Gatherings of more than two now forbidden

Read Boris Johnson’s speech in full


That said, a pre-recorded show will be broadcast this Saturday at 7pm without a studio audience.



‘Thank you all for joining us tonight!’ they penned in a joint statement. ‘Sadly that was our final live show of the series.

‘We hope it sparked some joy when we all need it most.

‘We’ll be back next week with something a bit different. Stay safe everyone.’

Ant McPartlin and his presenting partner Dec have been on TV for decades (Credits: PA)

Meanwhile, Ant and Dec’s other tentpole ITV show Britain’s Got Talent is proceeding is normal (for now).

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We know this because the trailer for the upcoming series dropped this week.

The 14th series of the show starts on ITV on Saturday 6 April at 7.15pm.

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