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.
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.
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.
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.
This is seriously nuts! I can't quite believe #LetsGetReadyToRhumble is a bigger hit 19yrs on, you're all mad! D x
As Ant and Dec's hit "Let's Get Ready To Rhumble" is scaling the charts, we take a look back at the original video from 1994.
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.