‘BGT’ Host Declan Donnelly Targeted by Burgler Gang

Pablo Urdiales Antelo | Talent Recap

Britain’s Got Talent host, Declan Donnelly, was targeted by a group of burglars last night at his London home. Police arrived at the property after an emergency call at around 1 a.m.

‘BGT’ Host Declan Donnelly Targeted In Robbery Attempt

Declan Donnelly, known for his appearance as host on Britain’s Got Talent, was targeted last night by a group of thieves at his London home. The group arrived at the address while Donnelly and his family were sleeping.


Police arrived after an emergency call was made about an attempt to enter the property, with police arriving on scene at around 1 a.m.

The thieves failed to get through the home’s fitted iron gates and left before officers arrived.

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BGT’s Dec Donnelly was sleeping while the robbery attempt was made and was only made aware of the incident after being notified by officers later on (Picture: ITV / Thames / SYCO)

A forensic investigation took place the morning after the attempted break in.

London’s Metropolitan Police gave an account on social media in relation to the incident, “Police were called at approximately 00:40hrs to reports of an attempted burglary at a residential property.”

“Officers attended. The suspects had left the scene prior to police arrival. There was no evidence that they had gained access to the property.”

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Donnelly is reportedly earning £30m in a special three-year contract with ITV, according to The Express (Picture: ITV/ This Morning)

“Inquiries are ongoing. At this early stage, there have been no arrests.”

Former Met Police Chief Inspector, Mick Neville said, “It is quite possible they staked out the address in advance and knew Dec lives there.”

“The burglars are probably a professional team if they’re prepared to burgle a celebrity’s home with good CCTV and security.”

Britain’s Got Talent Delayed Until 2022

It seems the British public have many more months of anticipation to get through until Britain’s Got Talent returns.


Duo, Ant and Dec, and the judging panel won’t film this year due to ongoing Coronavirus restrictions in the United Kingdom.

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The show’s boss, Simon Cowell will, however, appear on America’s Got Talent, airing on NBC later this year.


Pablo Urdiales Antelo
Pablo Urdiales Antelo

Pablo Urdiales Antelo is a writer at Talent Recap, covering 'Got Talent', 'The X Factor', and other worldwide talent shows. Occasionally writing pop culture content, he's quick to form opinions on celebrity controversies and political revelations. He lives in London, United Kingdom.

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