Ant and Dec become patrons of Freeman Children's Heart Unit
9 July 2013 Last updated at 21:23 BST
Two of the north-east of England's most famous stars have announced they are putting their names to a high profile campaign.
Ant and Dec have become patrons of the Children's Heart Unit Fund at Newcastle's Freeman Hospital.
It is a welcome boost for the unit which has faced uncertainty after the suspension of a national review into children's heart surgery.