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Ant and Dec: 'Thank you Eddie Braben'

ITV presenting duo Ant and Dec and comedian Jack Dee have paid tribute to the sketch writer Eddie Braben who died this morning after a short illness:

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What a great and lasting contribution Eddie Braben made to British comedy.

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Women 'prefer Dec over Ant'

The poll about Ant and Dec was carried out by a sweetener company. Credit: PA

A survey has revealed that women prefer Dec over Ant.

54% of 4,000 women questioned in a survey said they preferred Dec to his TV presenter partner.

But Ant should not be too disheartened as more than three-quarters thought he would make the best friend, with 81 per cent preferring the idea of sharing a cup of tea and a chat with him.

The duo recently achieved their first number one single with “Let’s Get Ready to Rhumble” after performing the 1994 hit on their popular Saturday Night Takeaway show.

They are back presenting Britain's Got Talent on ITV this Saturday night.

Watch a preview of episode one here.

Ant & Dec celebrate first number one

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O.M blummin' G! We're Number blummin' 1! Thank u! You're all nuts but we love! Cheers! D #LetsGetReadyToRhumble http://t.co/YjqB6DWHxG

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Thanks to you mental lot who downloaded the track. It's all down to you. We are no1! Still can't believe it! A #LetsgetreadytoRhumble

Read: Ant & Dec top the charts with Let's Get Ready to Rhumble

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Ant & Dec: 'We never expected we'd be No. 1'

Ant and Dec, who are on course for their first number one single with “Let's Get Ready To Rhumble”, have revealed that they only performed the song “for a laugh” and to fill a gap on Saturday Night Takeaway.

Watch: Ant and Dec perform "Let's Get Ready to Rhumble" on Saturday Night Takeaway

The presenting pair told Daybreak the resurgence of the 1994 hit was “mad” and added that they “never expected it would be number one in the midweek charts”.

The duo told Daybreak that all the money received would go to the Childline charity.

Read more: Ant & Dec **Rhumble to number one on chart update**

Ant and Dec Rhumble to number one on chart update

The duo performing their 1994 hit on ITV1's Saturday Night Takeaway. Credit: ITV

Presenting duo Ant and Dec are at number one on the Official Chart Update as their 1994 single “Let's Get Ready To Rhumble” enjoys an unexpected resurgence.

Read: Ant and Dec Ready To Rhumble their way to the top of the charts

Ant and Dec are at number one on the Official Chart Update with Let's Get Ready to Rhumble. Credit: BBC Radio One

The song, released 19 years ago when they performed as PJ & Duncan, has been downloaded by thousands of fans following their performance on their prime-time ITV show, Saturday Night Takeaway, last weekend.

Watch: Ant and Dec perform "Let's Get Ready to Rhumble" on Saturday Night Takeaway

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