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  • 31 March 2013, 21:00

Ant And Dec's Ready To Rhumble Hits Number One

TV hosts Ant and Dec have been celebrating their first number one single - 17years after their pop career came to an end.

A performance of Let's Get Ready To Rhumble, which hit number nine in 1994, on their Saturday Night Takeaway show last weekend sparked a rush to download the tune.

Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly met on the children's TV series Byker Grove and had a run of hits in the mid-1990s under the guise of their characters from the show, PJ and Duncan.

They had nine songs in the top 40, but Let's Get Ready To Rhumble was their biggest success.

Their re-entry into the singles chart went straight to number one, knocking The Saturdays' What About Us, featuring Sean Paul, off the top spot, the Official Charts Company said.

Ant told ITV1's Daybreak programme earlier this week that they only decided to perform the song again because they were short of an item for the show.

"We thought, well, we could possibly dust off the old baseball caps, and give it a go, for a laugh," he said.

"The production team on Saturday Night Takeaway went mad, 'oh yeah, we remember that song, let's do it'."

Dec added: "We did a little bit of rehearsal on Thursday, we had four hours in our schedule, to rehearse the dance.

"We spent an hour, and it all came back to us. We've obviously done it so many times in the past."

The pair have vowed to donate the profits from the single to Childline.

 

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