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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 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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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:

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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