Ultimate Bromance: 29-Year-Long Friendship Of Inseparable TV Duo Ant McPartlin And Declan Donnelly

Date July 12, 2018

Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, better known simply as Ant and Dec, are one of the most famous and entertaining TV presenters in Britain. They dazzle us with amazing content and their off-the-charts chemistry on such hit programs as Saturday Night Takeaway and I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!


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Ant and Dec have been working together for many years, but their professional relationship started from a beautiful friendship.

Bromance of a lifetime

Anthony and Declan first met 29 years ago when they were working together on Byker Grove. It wasn't exactly a friendship at first sight. Ant revealed to Newcastle Chronicle he hated Dec's jokes and was put off by Donnelly's "miserable face".


They overcame initial dislike towards each other by shared love for Newcastle United. According to Ant:

We used to meet outside Eldon Square, at Grey’s Monument, get a little Greggs, walk up to St James’ Park and watch the football, win or lose.

Ant and Dec decided to work on music together and became PJ and Duncan. They released several hit albums and their song Let's Get Ready To Rhumble was even nominated for BRIT Awards. 


In 2002, Ant and Dec became the duo we know today. They helmed both Saturday Night Takeaway and I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! that year, and the TV legends were born.


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The two men are also heavily involved in each other's lives. They have holiday homes close to each other and even were each other's best man at their weddings.


These two rascals also provide us with laugh off the screens. Ant and Dec take out insurance policies on each other, so that in case one of them dies, another one gets a massive payout. Now, if that's not a gesture of complete trust, we don't know what is.


Ant and Dec are examples of the purest friendship between two men, and we can't help but admire it.

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