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Ant and Dec

Kirsty Young talks to Ant and Dec, presenters of I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here and Britain's Got Talent.

Kirsty Young's castaways are the TV presenters Ant & Dec - Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly.

The kings of Saturday night prime time, their careers and firm friendship spans twenty-odd years beginning as child actors on Byker Grove and currently hosting Britain's Got Talent, I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here and their eponymously named Saturday Night Take Away. Their specialty is what are known in the business as "shiny floor shows" - programmes that involve big budgets, big audiences and, frequently, big egos.

Yet their partnership exists well beyond the four walls of a TV studio. As 13 year olds they bonded over a mutual appreciation of Newcastle United FC and Wham: they pledged themselves to be best buddies forever and now live just a few doors down from each other. When Ant got married Dec was best man.

They say, "without doubt, the best thing to come out of the last twenty years, the greatest thing we've ever achieved, our biggest success, has been our friendship. And nothing will ever change that."

At the end of the programme, Ant and Dec each chose their favourite track to save from the waves: Ant's was Morecambe & Wise's "Bring Me Sunshine" while Dec chose "Wichita Lineman" by Glen Campbell.

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45 minutes

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Fri 3 Jan 2014 09:00

Music Played

  • Joe Fagin

    That's Living All Right (Theme from Auf Wiedersehen Pet)

    • The A to Z Of British TV Themes Volume 2.
    • Play It Again Entertainment.
  • Glen Campbell

    Wichita Lineman

    • 20 Original Country Greats.
    • Demon.
  • Inspiral Carpets

    This Is How it Feels To Be Lonely

    • Greatest Hits.
  • The Stranglers

    Golden Brown

    • The Collection 1977 - 1982.
    • LIBERTY.
  • Madness

    Baggy Trousers

    • The Heavy Heavy Hits.
    • VIRGIN.
  • Eduard Khil

    I am glad I'm finally going home (Trololo)

    • I am glad I'm finally going home (Trololo).
    • Megaliner Records.
  • Coldplay

    In My Place

    • Title: A Rush of Blood to the Head.
    • Parlophone.
  • Morecambe & Wise

    Bring Me Sunshine

    • The Best Comedy Album In The World…Ever!.
    • Virgin.
  • Book Choice

    • Ant: Collected Works - William Boyd, Dec: High Fidelity - Nick Hornby

  • Luxury Choice

    • A blow up chair (for Ant) and tweezers (for Dec)


Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest Ant McPartlin
Interviewed Guest Declan Donnelly
Producer Cathy Drysdale


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