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Ant and Dec top UK singles chart

File photo dated 19/03/13 of Anthony McPartlin (left) and Declan Donnelly as the TV hosts are on course for their first number one single - 17 years after their chart career came to an end. The duo prompted a download dash for their 1994 hit Let's Get Ready To Rhumble after they performed the track on their Saturday Night Takeaway show at the weekend. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday March 26, 2013. See PA story SHOWBIZ Ant. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Ant and Dec have achieved their first number one single with a reissue of their 1994 hit Let's Get Ready To Rhumble

Ant and Dec are celebrating their first number one single - 17 years after their chart career came to an end.

The TV duo prompted a download dash for their 1994 hit Let's Get Ready To Rhumble after performing the track on their Saturday Night Takeaway show last weekend.

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

Presenters Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly have vowed to donate the profits to Childline.

The pair, who met on children's TV series Byker Grove, had a run of hits in the mid-1990s under the guise of their characters from the show, PJ and Duncan.They achieved nine songs in the top 40, with their biggest hit, Let's Get Ready To Rhumble, peaking at nine in 1994.

Ant told ITV1's Daybreak programme this week they 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."

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