Declan Donnelly and wife Ali Astall are seen for first time since burglary on their home

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Declan Donnelly puts on a brave face as he and wife Ali Astall are seen stepping out for the first time since ‘professional’ burglary gang targeted their £5million home

  • The TV presenter, 45, appeared to be putting on a brave face after the ordeal as he was seen smiling whilst he and his other half, 43, took their dog for a walk
  • Police rushed to Dec’s £5million home shortly after 1am yesterday
  • Dec, 45, wife Ali, 43, and their two-year-old daughter Isla were all asleep
  • Suspects botched attempt to rip open the iron gates at the front of the property
  • Donnellys only aware that burglars targeted their home when police told them

Declan Donnelly has been seen with wife Ali Astall for the first time since a ‘professional’ burglary gang targeted their £5 million home.

The TV presenter, 45, appeared to be putting on a brave face after the ordeal as he was seen smiling whilst he and his other half, 43, took their dog for a walk in London on Wednesday.

He kept a tight hold of his pet pooch as he strolled around his neighbourhood, while Ali had her hands firmly in her pockets during the walk.

Outing: Declan Donnelly put on a brave face on Wednesday as he and wife Ali Astall were seen stepping out for the first time since 'professional' burglary gang targeted their £5 million home

Outing: Declan Donnelly put on a brave face on Wednesday as he and wife Ali Astall were seen stepping out for the first time since ‘professional’ burglary gang targeted their £5 million home

Dec put on a casual display as he wore a black jacket over a logo T-shirt, which he teamed with dark jeans and black trainers.

Ali, meanwhile, looked effortlessly chic in a black longline coat that she wore over a pair of grey gym leggings with a camouflage-print.

She pulled her blonde locks back into a tight ponytail, and she shielded her eyes with a pair of chic shades.  

Stroll: Dec kept a tight hold of his pet pooch as he strolled around his neighbourhood, while Ali had her hands firmly in her pockets during the walk

Stroll: Dec kept a tight hold of his pet pooch as he strolled around his neighbourhood, while Ali had her hands firmly in her pockets during the walk

Keeping spirits high: Dec appeared to be putting on a brave face after the ordeal as he was seen smiling whilst he and his other half, 43, took their dog for a walk

Relaxed look: Dec put on a casual display as he wore a black jacket over a logo T-shirt, which he teamed with dark jeans and black trainers

Keeping spirits high: Dec appeared to be putting on a brave face after the ordeal as he was seen smiling whilst he and his other half, 43, took their dog for a walk

Casual: Ali looked effortlessly chic in a black longline coat that she wore over a pair of grey gym leggings with a camouflage-print

Casual: Ali looked effortlessly chic in a black longline coat that she wore over a pair of grey gym leggings with a camouflage-print

It was revealed on Wednesday that Dec’s £5million home was targeted while the TV star was asleep upstairs with his wife and young daughter.

Police rushed to his West London home shortly after 1am yesterday following a 999 call.

Dec – one half of presenting duo Ant and Dec – his wife Ali and their two-year-old daughter Isla were all asleep upstairs in the seven-bedroom home.

Shock: It was revealed on Wednesday that Dec's £5million home was targeted by a burglars

Help: Police rushed to his West London home shortly after 1am yesterday following a 999 call

Shock: It was revealed on Wednesday that Dec’s £5million home was targeted by a burglars

Incident: Dec - one half of presenting duo Ant and Dec - his wife Ali, (pictured together) and their two-year-old daughter Isla were all asleep upstairs in the seven-bedroom home

Incident: Dec – one half of presenting duo Ant and Dec – his wife Ali, (pictured together) and their two-year-old daughter Isla were all asleep upstairs in the seven-bedroom home

Outing: Dec's TV partner Ant McPartlin was seen with fiancée Ann-Marie Corbett walking their dogs earlier in the day

Outing: Dec’s TV partner Ant McPartlin was seen with fiancée Ann-Marie Corbett walking their dogs earlier in the day

The suspects had botched an attempt to rip open the iron gates at the front of the property – which was purchased by Mr Donnelly for £1.9million in 2006.

They fled in a car shortly before officers arrived.

The Donnellys were only aware that the burglars – understood to have been a ‘professional’ gang – targeted their home when the police told them.  

A source told The Sun: ‘Dec and Ali weren’t disturbed. The first they realised anything was amiss was in the morning.’  

Target: The suspects had botched an attempt to rip open the iron gates at the front of the property, which was purchased by Dec (pictured with Ali in 2018) for £1.9million in 2006

Target: The suspects had botched an attempt to rip open the iron gates at the front of the property, which was purchased by Dec (pictured with Ali in 2018) for £1.9million in 2006

Terrifying: The Donnellys were only aware that the burglars - understood to have been a 'professional' gang - targeted their home when the police told them

Terrifying: The Donnellys were only aware that the burglars – understood to have been a ‘professional’ gang – targeted their home when the police told them

‘The robbers couldn’t force the gates open and that’s what made them give up, and flee.’

Met Police officers conducted inquiries along the street today and forensic checks were carried out. 

The force confirmed that the suspects left the scene prior to police arriving and there was no evidence to suggest they gained access to the house. No arrests have been made. 

On Wednesday, a locksmith wearing a facemask and gloves was seen fixing the iron gates outside Dec’s home, reinforcing his security following the scare.

Investigation: The Met Police confirmed the suspects left the scene prior to police arriving and there was no evidence they gained access to the house (Dec pictured with Ant McPartlin)

Investigation: The Met Police confirmed the suspects left the scene prior to police arriving and there was no evidence they gained access to the house (Dec pictured with Ant McPartlin)

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