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Ant McPartlin 'sliced thumb making dinner for Dec'

Ant McPartlin chopped off the tip of his thumb as he prepared a Sunday dinner for his sidekick Declan Donnelly, the Sun reports.

Ant McPartlin (left) and Declan Donnelly (right).
Ant McPartlin (left) and Declan Donnelly (right). Credit: Press Association

The presenter was working out how to use a vegetable-slicer when the accident occurred, as he was planning to make dauphinoise potatoes the next day. He told the Sun:

"It was a complete disaster. I ended up slicing the top of my thumb off. God, it was painful. It hurt like hell. There was a lot of blood."

The star rushed to hospital, hoping that the tip could be stitched back on, but medics were only able to clean and dress the injury. Despite his ordeal, he managed to cook a roast for his friend and business partner the next day.

Charles: Nation has taken Ant & Dec to their hearts

In a statement read out by Phillip Schofield, Prince Charles paid tribute to Ant and Dec:

The warmth and empathy they show towards charitable causes, their viewers and their deep friendship towards one another are as great achievements as their countless and well-deserved awards.

The nation has taken them to their hearts.

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Ant and Dec receive NTA Landmark award

Ant and Dec have been presented with a special Landmark award at the National Television Awards for their 25 years in television.

Ant told the crowds: "The last 25 years have been a pleasure and we genuinely love it."

Ant and Dec receive their Landmark awards at the National Television Awards. Credit: ITV

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Ant and Dec first Desert Island Discs pair for 25 years

Ant and Dec will each choose four songs to appear on the iconic BBC radio programme. Credit: PA

Geordie duo Ant and Dec will be the final castaways on this year's Desert Island Discs - the first time two guests have appeared together on the show in more than 25 years.

The pair, Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, are presenting ITV's I'm A Celebrity ...Get Me Out Of Here! and will be on the Radio 4 show on Sunday December 29.

The last time the studio hotseat was shared between two people was in 1987 when Spitting Image creators Fluck and Law were sent to the desert island together.

Ant and Dec, who first met when they worked as child actors on the BBC show Byker Grove, have gone on to host some of the country's most popular shows including Britain's Got Talent and Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway.

When they appear on Desert Island Discs, they will choose two tracks each and four together and will be allowed a luxury item and a book each.

Ant & Dec 'accidentally' bought each other the same gift

And and Dec are so close they accidentally bought each other the same games console for Christmas last year, it has emerged.

Ant and Dec
Ant and Dec have been colleagues and friends since the early 90s. Credit: PA

The Geordie duo, who became friends on the set of children's TV show Byker Grove, got each other the console which can be used to play games on the iPad after spotting it during a trip to New York.

Declan Donnelly explained: "I remember seeing it and thinking Ant would like that and I would like one myself.

"And we ended up buying it for each other. We did laugh a lot when we realised."

The pair are joining other stars including Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby to host ITV's Christmas charity show Text Santa next month.

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