Is that who I think it is?
Ant & Dec presenting the Brit Awards
Yes, your eyes do not deceive you. Ant & Dec live in Grove Park.
Anthony McPartlin, OBE and Declan Donnelly, OBE first met as teenage actors on children’s television show Byker Grove. Out of that developed a short career in pop music before they embarked on their hugely successful career as television presenters.
When their careers brought them to London they first bought adjoining terraced houses in Strand on the Green, then built larger houses beside each other in Grove Park.
As well as I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! They’ve presented SMTV Live, CD:UK, Friends Like These, Pop Idol, PokerFace, Push the Button, Britain’s Got Talent, Red or Black?, Text Santa and Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. They also presented the annual Brit Awards in 2001, 2015 and 2016.
In January 2017 they collected their OBE awards ‘for services to broadcasting and entertainment’. They have also bagged many TV awards in their career together, including Best Reality Show for I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! and Best Entertainment Show for Saturday Night Takeaway in the 2017 TV Choice Awards. They are signed to ITV until 2019 and have their own TV production company, Mitre Productions.
2017 also involved a spell in rehab for Ant McPartlin for treatment for addiction to pain killers following an operation on his knee. He was reported to have moved out of the house he shared with his wife Lisa Armstrong, a make-up artist on Strictly Come Dancing, before heading off to Australia to film the 17th series of I’m a Celebrity. On return it was widely reported that they’d split and were living separately, though still in Chiswick.