Professionally known as PJ & Duncan from c. 1993 until 1996-08-12, after the release of their single Better Watch Out.
Anthony McPartlin, OBE (born 18 November 1975) and Declan Donnelly, OBE (born 25 September 1975), known collectively as Ant & Dec, are an English comedy and TV presenting and former music duo from Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
The duo first met as actors on the children's television show Byker Grove, during which and in their subsequent pop career they were respectively known as PJ & Duncan – the names of the characters they played on the show. Since then, they have had a very successful career as television presenters, presenting shows such as SMTV Live, CD:UK, Friends Like These, Pop Idol, Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, PokerFace, Push the Button, Britain's Got Talent, Red or Black?, and Text Santa. In 2006, they returned to acting with the film Alien Autopsy. The duo presented the annual Brit Awards in 2001, 2015 and 2016.
Ant is the taller of the two at 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m), and Dec is two inches shorter at 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m). To assist with identification, they follow the 180-degree rule; with the exception of some early publicity shots all of their television appearances and publicity photos have Ant on the left and Dec on the right.
They have their own production company Mitre Television where they produce their shows.