'Mams will be proud' of Ant & Dec's OBEs

Anthony McPartlin (left) and Declan Donnelly aka Ant and Dec Credit: PA

Television duo Ant and Dec have heralded their OBEs as the achievement their "mams" will be proudest of.

The pair - voted the nation's favourite presenters in the National Television Awards 2016 - have been together for 26 years.

They described their inclusion on the Queen's Birthday Honours list as a shock, saying they were grateful to have been recognised for services to broadcasting and entertainment.

Ant and Dec said:

The Geordie duo added that they are "passionate" about what they do and were especially honoured to host both The Queen's 90th Birthday Celebration and the 40 Years of the Prince's Trust documentary.

They continued:

The double-act found fame in 1990s BBC One children's drama Byker Grove, had a short career pop career as their characters PJ & Duncan, and went on to present shows like Pop Idol, Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway and Britain's Got Talent.