Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly get emotional

Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, known collectively as Ant & Dec or PJ & Duncan get emotional as they visit the set of Byker Grove!

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Dec in particular was overcome with emotion as he made a return to the place that launched the duos careers.

They first met on the Byker Grove aged just 13, forming a lifelong friendship and professional partnership.

And Declan Donnelly and Ant McPartlin made a emotional return to the set of the teen soap while filming TV special When Ant & Dec Met The Prince: 40 Year of The Prince’s Trust.

It was plain to see how much the moment meant to the double act, known as Ant & Dec, since they were reduced to tears as they paid a visit to their old stomping grounds, Benwell Tower in Newcastle. 

The series helped make Ant and Dec a household name and Dec can be seen getting quite emotional as he says they wouldn’t be where they are without it, adding “we had some of the happiest times of our life here.”


Now legends of the British small screen, Ant and Dec are seemingly unstoppable in terms of popularity, ratings and awards – but that doesn’t mean that they have forgotten their humble Geordie roots.

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