Pictures: Ant and Dec through the years

  • 11 May 2015
Ant and Dec with their Baftas Image copyright PA
Image caption Ant and Dec picked up the award for best entertainment show and best entertainment performance at this year's Baftas

Ant and Dec have picked up another two Baftas, but awards are nothing new for the presenting duo.

They've won more than 100 big awards over the last 20 years for their shows and their presenting.

But what's the story of their success?

It all began when Ant and Dec met on the set of CBBC show, Byker Grove, when they were just 13 years old.

Image caption Byker Grove was a show based in Byker in Newcastle upon Tyne

Their characters, PJ and Duncan, were mates in the show and Ant and Dec soon became friends in real life.

From acting to singing - in 1993 the series led to the guys signing a record contract and over the course of four years they had 14 top 20 hits.

Image caption Fourteen of their songs reached the top 20 of the UK singles chart.

And from singing to presenting - in 1996 they got a taste of Bafta glory when the Ant and Dec Show, which used to be on the BBC, won an award.

Image caption They were known as PJ and Duncan in Byker Grove and in their pop career, but soon rebranded to their own names Ant & Dec.

In 1998 they launched SM:TV Live and CD:UK, mixing music, comedy and cartoons. The show was co-hosted with Cat Deeley - a British presenter who now hosts So You Think You Can Dance in America.

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Image caption Cat presented the two ITV shows with Ant and Dec

The pair have hosted lots of other programmes and game shows over the years and among the many awards they've won, they've picked up 14 at the National Television Awards in the category of most popular entertainment presenter. They won it for the first time in 2001 and have kept winning every year since!

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Image caption The pair won their first National Television Award for most popular entertainment presenters in 2001

Among the well-known shows they present are I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here, which they've hosted since it started in 2002, and Britain's Got Talent, which launched in 2007.

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Image caption The pair are currently hosting the latest series of Britain's Got Talent.

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