No.1 chart-topper for Ant & Dec

Geordie duo Ant & Dec's 'Let's Get Ready to Rhumble' has scaled the iTunes Chart after a surprise performance of their 1994 hit on ITV's 'Saturday Night Takeaway'.

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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**

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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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Ant and Dec: "This is seriously nuts!"

Geordie duo Ant and Dec have been tweeting about the meteoric rise of their 1994 hit "Let's Get Ready To Rhumble" in the iTunes chart after their performance of the single on Saturday night.

Dec took to Twitter to voice his disbelief about its success.

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This is seriously nuts! I can't quite believe #LetsGetReadyToRhumble is a bigger hit 19yrs on, you're all mad! D x

Ant & Dec re-Rhumble!

Ant & Dec present ITV's 'Saturday Night Takeaway' Credit: ITV News

Geordie duo Ant & Dec's 'Let's Get Ready to Rhumble' has scaled the iTunes Chart after a surprise performance of their 1994 hit on ITV's 'Saturday Night Takeaway'.

Their pop careers may be long gone but the track is heading back into the charts again and reached number 2 by Saturday night. It is set to oust The Saturdays from the top spot when the Official Chart is unveiled on Easter Sunday.

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