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What little Ant and Dec are doing now more than 10 years after appearing on screen

What little Ant and Dec are doing now more than 10 years after appearing on screen

Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway is now coming to an end

Having returned to screens last night (24 February), Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway is now in its last ever season.

Over the years, Ant and Dec have been an absolute staple of British telly, with their ITV series premiering back in 2002.

And the pair are such a staple, they’ve even had mini versions of themselves appear with two sets of ‘Little Ant and Dec’s.

It’s been over a decade since the original pair, James Pallister and Dylan McKenna-Redshaw, appeared.

They were introduced back in 2003 and were a feature on the show until 2006, interviewing the likes of the Beckhams and former Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Now, the pair obviously aren’t so little - having long grown out their roles as Little Ant and Dec.

Little Ant and Dec in 2003.
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Pallister soon left the showbiz lifestyle, opting for a career as a patrolman for the RAC – the now 30-year-old has worked for them since 2015.

Although, he did end up being the face of RAC patrol recruitment with a whopping 70ft snap of him appearing on the repair service’s hQ on the edge of the M6 – so he’s clearly got a face for it.

Speaking about this diversion of career, Pallister previously said: “I absolutely love my job. There’s nothing better than being out on the roads helping people who have broken down.

"I really pride myself on being able to fix most of the cars I go out to.”

Pallister works for the RAC.

As for McKenna-Redshaw, he went on to start his own nutrition business, helping clients with weight loss, muscle gain and sports performance.

The pair reunited with the real Ant and Dec back in 2014 and 2021, with the duo rather shocked to see how much their once mini-mes had grown up.

Dylan said of the foursome's reunion: "It's always good to see Ant and Dec again.

"They were shocked when they saw us, it’s been a few years since we have caught up and we are much taller!

Pallister (left) and McKenna-Redshaw (right) have reunited with the duo a few times in the past.

"It was a really good experience. Me and James used to joke with Ant and Dec. "They were great teachers! Looking back I guess we were able to be more naughty and cheeky than they would have got away with.

Pallister added: "Times have changed. I don't think I look like a Little Ant now but I really enjoyed the experience and it's something I’ll never forget."

Fans will know there was a second set of Little Ant and Dec introduced back in 2010, Neil Overend and Haydn Reid, who enjoyed four seasons on the show.

And surely for this big final series we’ll hopefully get to see all the lads together again.

Featured Image Credit: Dave Hogan/Getty Images

Topics: Ant and Dec, Saturday Night Takeaway, ITV, TV and Film, Celebrity