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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). 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.

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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.

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

Watch the National Television Awards live on ITV and you can catch up later on ITV Player.

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