Ant & Dec admit to nearly ending their friendship over a board game!

by Anna Howell

They may have just been awarded for their unfaltering on-screen partnership for the 12th year in a row at last week’s National Television Awards, but Geordie national treasures Ant & Dec have admitted their friendship was once nearly left in tatters – over a board game!

For over two decades Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnely have entertained us together, from their teenage roles in the hugely popular kids show, Biker Grove to their 15 subsequent years presenting some of the biggest shows in the country, and even managed to fit in a brief pop career as well.

However the pair, who are currently filming the audition stages of Britain’s Got Talent, have admitted their worst ever argument was over a board game version of the hit ITV quiz show, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire!

According to Tatler magazine the pair, who usually don’t have a bad word to say about each other admitted this incident when asked what their biggest fall out had ever been!

“It was over the Millionaire board game,” Dec explained.

“I called Ant an ar*ehole. It wasn’t what Tarrant would do but I was so cross. Then I walked out.”

Ant added: “It’s actually a bit awkward bringing it up again.”

Obviously they have put it behind them now as they admitted that the longest they have ever been apart for is a month, and that they text each other daily, with Ant explaining: “When I get home from holiday, the first thing I do — to the wife’s frustration — is go and see Dec.”

The pair, who fly out to the Australian outback together each year to present the epic ITV reality show, I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, went on to say how they always stand the same side of each other so that people don’t get them mixed up!

Dec said: “A national survey found out that 70 per cent of people didn’t know which one of us was Ant and which one was Dec, so this seemed to be a helpful solution.”

Watch an interview with Ant & Dec in the clip below: