Little Ant & Dec Are All Grown Up And We're All Feeling Old

Do you have any idea what little Ant and Dec look like now? And no, not those rapscallions PJ and Duncan from Byker Grove - they became Ant and Dec, obviously.

Credit: Saturday Night Take Away / ITV

We're talking about the mini-me versions that would burst onto our screens on Saturday Night Takeaway every weekend until 2013. The tiny twosome that really did look like little versions of the two main presenters.

Well, turns out they don't look that much like Ant and Dec anymore. We're not saying they're not still adorable or anything, but the resemblances have definitely disappeared. See for yourself!

Here's Little Ant:

Credit: Facebook

And this is Little Dec:

Credit: Facebook

Still, it's not all that surprising, given that James Pallister, who played the ickle Ant McPartlin, and Dylan McKenna, who was the titchy Dec Donnelly, are a lot older now. Like, in their 20s older now.

So they're no longer bringing home the bacon by pretending to be British television's most beloved pair of weekend presenters.

Instead - according to a little bit of Facebook stalking anyway - James is a vehicle technician at BMW, while Dylan...well, we don't really know very much about Dylan except what he looks like now. Which isn't very much like Dec.

Both, though, still seem to be living near Newcastle. Back when they were on the show - before they were replaced by Neil Overend and Haydn Reid because they suddenly weren't so little anymore - the pair would interview celebrity guests and ask questions they could probably only get away with because they were so young and sweet-looking.

Really, though, what's so tragic about seeing the pair - who first appeared on the show in 2003 - all grown up is how old it makes us feel. Like, how can they be in their 20s?!

Instead of sulking too much about it, however, we're just going to remember the good old days and how they made us chuckle.

And we have to admit that this picture, of the three 'generations' of Ant and Dec, taken in 2013 after Neil and Haydn took over the junior roles, really made us smile. And only just a little bit nostalgic for the way things used to be.

Now excuse us as we try to find some anti-ageing cream.

Featured Image Credit: Saturday Night Take Away

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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