Ant and Dec’s ‘mind-blowing’ new show reveals one of them is related to royalty

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Ahead of the new series of I’m A Celebrity, Ant and Dec have announced a new two-part TV special, in which one of them will reveal he’s related to royalty.

Ant & Dec’s DNA Journey will see the UK’s best-loved presenting duo embark on what ITV calls “a surprisingly emotional journey of discovery”.

And one of the things they’re set to discover is that one of the pair is of royal descent.

Ant and Dec are to return to our screens in a new show which traces their history (Credit: ITV)

“What we find out is mind-blowing and nothing either of us could ever have imagined,” Ant McPartlin teased.

“It’s something that will stay with us both forever.”

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The show will see the Britain’s Got Talent hosts head to the States and Ireland as they explore their heritage guided by expert genealogists and historians.

Declan Donnelly, who recently celebrated his birthday, added: “A huge part of this was to find out my heritage, especially on my dad’s side.”

“I always thought I knew a fair bit about where I came from but it turns out I was wrong!”

The pair will not only delve into their past, but will also meet relatives they had no clue even existed.

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Said Dec: “While it was incredible to find out about the past, what was hugely overwhelming was to meet relatives neither of us knew we had. It was a truly amazing experience.”

The show will also offer an insight into Ant and Dec’s friendship, which has been tested recently after Ant was charged with drink-driving and spent time in rehab.

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Show bosses said: “This is a film that celebrates friendship, showing two brilliantly funny best mates making a unique trip of a lifetime to find out about their heritage past and present.”

It’s a busy time for Ant and Dec, who also recently revealed they were “excited” to be back at work on Saturday Night Takeaway.

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