A QUESTION that has been on many fans lips over the years is – are Ant and Dec related?

With their pint-sized features and their shared sense of humour, they often get mistaken for being brothers – we take a look at whether the pair really are family…

 Ant and Dec discovered that they were related in ITV's DNA Journey

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Ant and Dec discovered that they were related in ITV’s DNA JourneyCredit: ITV

Are Ant and Dec related?

Ant and Dec found out that they ARE related in their ITV DNA Journey show as the TV duo share the same DNA with a link through the bloodlines of their dads.

The Geordie presenting duo discovered they have the same S660 marker which was recently found in a Viking-age warrior’s skeleton in Dublin who died in 790AD at the age of 20-years-old.

The skeleton is the first ever found to contain the S660 marker.

 The pair said they felt closer after finding out the discovery

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The pair said they felt closer after finding out the discovery

What have Ant and Dec said about being related?

Speaking about the remarkable discovery, Ant said:“That’s brilliant. That’s amazing. That’s remarkable.”
Dec just blurted out: “Oh my God.”
He added: “That wasn’t, ‘Oh my God that’s terrible news’, that was, ‘Oh my God that’s a big surprise’.”

Reflecting on the finding further, Ant mused: “We’re friends, we’ve got that brotherly connection.

“But it feels even deeper. Doing this show has made us look at each other in a different way.

“We respect each other more.”

 Ant and Dec  discovered they share the same gene as a Viking warrior

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Ant and Dec  discovered they share the same gene as a Viking warrior

What have fans said about Ant and Dec being related?

The emotional discovery moved viewers to tears, with one saying: “#DNAJourney has been a brilliant few hours of television. I’ve laughed, cried and screamed in amazement at how it ended! Such a great show.”

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Another added: “I’m not crying, you are… #DNAjourney.”

Someone else said: “Great TV show, I’ve fallen in love with @antanddec all over again! their bond is unreal #DNAjourney #truefriendship.”

Another fan said: “Aw that would bring a tear to a glass eye #DNAjourney

How did Declan Donnelly meet Ant McPartlin?

The pair first met on the children’s television show, Byker Grove in 1990.

They played PJ (Ant) and Duncan (Dec) – Dec was on the show from 1989 and Ant joined in 1990.

Their friendship began when they shared storylines on the show, creating a bond off-screen as well as on.

The duo then went on to launch a pop career in 1994, known as PJ & Duncan – their characters on Byker Grove.

Having become real-life best friends, their on-screen chemistry proved a winner and they moved into comedy presenting and the rest is history.

 





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