Ant and Dec! See the changing faces of our childhood TV faves

Ant and Dec have been on our screens since 1988. Check out how their looks have changed

It’s been almost 30 years since Declan Donnelly and Anthony McPartlin burst onto our screens as the loveable duo on Byker Grove.

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We loved their cheekiness, their infallible friendship and Dec‘s legendary cry of ‘HE CANNAE SEE, MAN!‘ when poor Ant was blasted in the eyes with a paintball gun.

Have things changed since then? Nahhhh!

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The boys are still as adorable, goofy and in love as two straight men can be. From hosting awards ceremonies to presenting TV favourite Saturday Night Takeaway, we love pretty much every show that features Ant and Dec. Because, let’s face it: what’s better than seeing two best friends loving every moment of their careers? We want their lives!

In fact, the only thing that has changed with the boys is their lovely little faces. Check out our gallery of their changing faces above.

We’ve got pics from Ant and Dec‘s early PJ & Duncan days, when they wowed us with their acting on Byker Grove, then even more so with their dance moves in the music video for legendary pop tune, Let’s Get Ready To Rumble (watch us wreck the mic, syke).

ANT AND DEC PRANK JAMES CORDEN AND IT’S EPIC!

Then, there was their time on SMTV Live with Cat Deeley in 2001 (wonky donky, anyone?) before they started their jungle gig presenting I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in 2002 (pictured 2003).

Since, they’ve worked on the 2006 film Alien Autopsy, presented Pop Idol and Britain’s Got Talent, hosted the Brit Awards in 2001 and are now preparing to present the awards show for a second time at this year’s BRITs.

These two may have their fingers in pretty much every showbiz pie but, almost 30 years on, we still aren’t sick of them.

We love to see how the boys have grown – and have remained as cute as ever. Ant and Dec, keep up the good work… And your incredible ageing processes.

 

Kim Gregory

Ant and Dec 1989 | Now magazine | photos | pictures | celebrity news

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Ant and Dec 1989

Ant and Dec first became friends on Byker Grove

Ant and Dec1994 | Now magazine | photos | pictures | celebrity news

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Ant and Dec1994

Ant and Dec had hits like Let’s Get Ready To Rumble after they left Byker Grove

Ant and Dec 1996 | Now magazine | photos | pictures | celebrity news

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Ant and Dec 1996

After the music Ant and Dec presented children’s TV. Nice hair, Ant

Ant and Dec 1998 | Now magazine | photos | pictures | celebrity news

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Ant and Dec 1998

Ant and Dec presented on ITV, BBC and Channel 4

Ant and Dec 1999 Now magazine

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Ant and Dec 1999

Aww! Check out Ant and Dec at the 1999 MTV Awards in Dublin. You scrub up well, boys!

Ant and Dec 2000 Now magazine

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Ant and Dec 2000

Awww! Look at Ant and Dec here in 2000

Ant and Dec 2001 | Now magazine | photos | pictures | celebrity news

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Ant and Dec 2001

One of their biggest shows was CD:UK alongside Cat Deeley (pictured)

Ant and Dec 2002 | Now magazine | photos | pictures | celebrity news

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Ant and Dec 2002

In 2002 Ant and Dec landed their own primetime show Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

Ant and Dec 2003 | Now magazine | photos | pictures | celebrity news

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Ant and Dec 2003

Ant and Dec have presented I’m A Celeb since 2002

Ant and Dec 2005 | Now magazine | photos | pictures | celebrity news

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Ant and Dec 2005

Ant and Dec have been inseparable since meeting in 1989 and still remain best mates

Ant and Dec 2006 Now magazine

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Ant and Dec 2006

Ant and Dec said Cheryl was ‘brilliant’ on the show

Ant and Dec 2008 Now magazine

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Ant and Dec 2008

Ant and Dec in 2008

Ant and Dec 2010 | Now magazine | photos | pictures | celebrity news

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Ant and Dec 2010

Ant and Dec have won the National Television Award for Most Popular Entertainment Presenter(s) 13 years running 2001 to 2014

Ant and Dec 2012 | Now magazine | photos | pictures | celebrity news

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Ant and Dec 2012

Ant and Dec have also won three BAFTAs

Ant and Dec 2014 | Now magazine | photos | pictures | celebrity news

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Ant and Dec 2014

Ant and Dec are back on our screens on 16 November for I’m A Celeb…

Ant And Dec at National Television Awards 2015

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Ant and Dec 2015

Ant and Dec at National Television Awards 2015 where they won for the FIFTEENTH time

Ant and Dec 2016

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Ant and Dec 2016

Ant without the beard

Ant and Dec Dec 2016

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Ant and Dec Dec 2016

Ant and Dec lovin’ life on I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here