DOB: 18 November 1975
Birth Place: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Claim to fame: Actor, singer, presenter and Dec’s other half
- Ant and Dec left school with matching GCSE results – three Bs and two Cs
- On Byker Grove, Ant’s character’s mum was played by his real mum
- With Dec, Ant has been named the National TV Awards Most Popular Entertainment Presenter for nine years in a row
- He is 5’ 8” tall
Ant ‘always stands on your left’ McPartlin of lovable Geordie duo Ant and Dec was raised by his single mum in Newcastle. Becoming interested in drama while at school, Ant first appeared on our screens presenting the kids TV programme Why Don’t You? at age 13.
He first found fame the following year in the hit teen soap Byker Grove. Set in a Geordie youth club, it was here that Ant would meet best pal Declan Donnelly, and the nation’s favourite telly double-act was born.
Ant and Dec, or PJ and Duncan as they were then, became not just teen TV heartthrobs but top teen pop stars too. They had some serious chart success scoring five top ten UK singles, including Let’s Get Ready To Rumble and When I Fall In Love.
Since leaving Byker in 1993, Ant has never appeared on TV without Dec. After signing a £30 million ITV contract in 2007, the pair have gone on to become the channel’s biggest stars fronting shows like SM:TV and Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, and ITV’s highest-profile shows like Pop Idol and I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!
Ant married his longtime girlfriend, make-up artist and former Deuce star Lisa Armstrong in July 2006 having been together already for twelve years. Guess who his best man was? Yep, you guessed it.