We'd be lying if we said we didn't feel slightly jealous of the nation's favourite Geordie duo, Ant and Dec.

They seem to have tons of laughs working together, and they get to spend a month of winter in Australia each year. Not bad for some, eh?

The pair have worked together pretty much constantly since their Byker Grove days back and they're also very open about the fact that they consider each other best buds outside of work too. But it hasn't always been that way.


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It might seem difficult to believe now, but it turns out that the comedy duo didn't get on straight away, as they admitted in an interview with Jonathan Ross way back in 2006.

"We didn't particularly like each other at first - I thought he was miserable," Dec said.

"We've rowed a few times - we're quite competitive," Ant added.

But as with many great LAD friendships, it was their love of football, particularly Newcastle United, that brought Ant and Dec together.

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The pair have also admitted that their careers probably wouldn't have been anywhere near as successful if they had not decided to pair up on kids' morning TV in the 1990s.

Ant said: "If we hadn't met, I don't think we would have got as far."

You have to wonder whether at the time of their interview with Ross, they had any idea of how their success would continue over the next ten years.

Ant and Dec showed everyone how chuffed they were to be reunited at the beginning of the current series of I'm a Celeb, when Dec gently ribbed Ant for the latter's summer stint in rehab.

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Despite being on our television screens for nearly 30 years, a surprising 70% of viewers apparently still can't tell them apart.

I say 'surprising' because, actually,telling the difference really isn't that difficult. If you pay enough attention, you'll see that Ant always stands on the left and Dec on the right.

We don't think we'll ever bore of those two. Please stay mates forever you two.

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Chris Ogden

Chris Ogden is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from the University of East Anglia with degrees in English Literature and Creative Writing before completing his NCTJ Diploma in Multimedia Journalism. Chris has previously written for the independent culture magazine The Skinny, among other publications.

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