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Name: Ant McPartlin  
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Date of Birth: 18th November 1975
Place of Birth: Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, UK
Profession: Actor
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Ant and Dec appearing in an ITV 1 ident.

Anthony McPartlin (born on November 18, 1975) and Declan Donnelly (born on September 25, 1975), more commonly known as Ant and Dec, are popular presenters of light entertainment television programmes in the United Kingdom.

Although the young Ant had built up some television experience with a brief stint on the children's classic, Why Don't You?, Declan made his acting debut on the set of the BBC children's drama series Byker Grove, where the pair first met. Their friendship continued off-screen as well as on and after they left the TV series they turned their hand to pop music, releasing (under their Byker Grove character names "PJ and Duncan") songs such as Let's Get Ready to Rhumble (sic) which included the lines "Watch us wreck the mic, watch us wreck the mic, watch us wreck the mic, psyche!" which briefly caused the use of the word "psyche" as in "I was only psyching you out", in the playgrounds of Britain. In total they released three albums - Psyche and Top Katz as PJ and Duncan and The Cult of Ant & Dec as Ant and Dec.

Later the duo moved into television presenting. They enjoyed success fronting ITV's Saturday morning children's programmes SM:TV Live and CD UK and subsequently moved to Saturday evening to present fare aimed at adults such as Friends Like These, Pop Idol and Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway. Their highest audience figures to date were obtained whilst presenting I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! in February 2004.

In 2002, at the very young age of 27, Ant and Dec received a joint Lifetime Achievement Award at the National Television Awards.

In 2005, as part of the ITV Network's 50th birthday celebrations, they were back on television fronting Ant and Dec's Gameshow Marathon, a celebration of some of ITV's most enduring gameshows from the past 50 years.

External link

  • ITV Main Website

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