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Thug admits planning to steal I’m a Celeb host Dec Donnelly’s Range Rover from £5million home

Thug, 18, admits plotting to steal TV presenter Declan Donnelly’s Range Rover ‘while he slept at his home with wife and daughter’ as thief targeted £750,000 worth of luxury cars

  • Alfie Chandler, 18, admitted plotting to steal TV presenter Declan Donnelly’s car
  • Co-accused Tommy Hutchinson, 18, pleaded not guilty to the alleged offence
  • The I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! star was asleep at his London home
  • Court heard black Range Rover was among £750,000 worth of targeted vehicles


A man has admitted plotting to steal a number of luxury vehicles, including a Range Rover belonging to TV presenter Declan Donnelly from his £5million home, as the star and his family slept.

Alfie Chandler, 18, from Hounslow, west London, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to steal the cars between January 1 and July 9 this year.

Tommy Hutchinson, also 18, from Feltham, west London, who is also charged with conspiracy to steal the vehicles, pleaded not guilty.

The court heard that Mr Donnelly’s black Range Rover was among £750,000 worth of high-value vehicles allegedly targeted.

During a hearing at Kingston Crown Court on Friday, Chandler and Hutchinson spoke only to confirm their names and to enter their pleas. 

Alfie Chandler, 18, (pictured above leaving Kingston Crown Court last month) admitted plotting to steal TV presenter Declan Donnelly’s black Range Rover

I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! star Declan Donnelly and his wife Ali Astall (above on a walk with their dog), were both asleep during the incident, a court heard

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! star Declan Donnelly and his wife Ali Astall (above on a walk with their dog), were both asleep during the incident, a court heard

Police were called to the I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! presenter’s west London home in the early hours of April 6.

The star, 46, his wife Ali Astall, 43, and three-year-old daughter Isla were reportedly asleep at the time. No vehicles were taken.

Mr Donnelly’s co-presenter, Ant McPartlin, 45, used to live in the same road but moved out after his split from Lisa Armstrong. 

Hutchinson is due to stand trial alongside a number of other defendants, who face similar charges, on September 5 next year.

Edward Atkins, 34, also from Feltham, is due to enter his plea at a later date. 

All the defendants were released on bail. 

The 46-year-old's black Range Rover was part of £750,000 worth of vehicles targeted by the group

The 46-year-old’s black Range Rover was part of £750,000 worth of vehicles targeted by the group

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