Australian Miscellany #2: Byker Grove to the Australian Jungle – Ant and Dec… Why?
Thanks to a fb friend for this prompt: “Ant and Dec -Why?”
I remember life before Ant and Dec. The first series of “Byker Grove” was the best – with that good-looking bloke “Gil” in it. It was all very intense with a square girl with a posh accent trying to blend in in Newcastle.
I was born in Newcastle. If we hadn’t moved north, (like, even further north) I’d have been a Geordie. It might have been hard to tell me and Cheryl Cole apart on any level 😉
And then PJ and Duncan came to “Byker Grove”. And all was well until PJ was blinded. A memorable piece of acting there…
Then as a spin-off, PJ and Duncan had their “hit” – “Let’s Get Ready To Rumble”…
Then they end up in the jungle, forcing b-list celebs to eat witchety grubs for the irritainment of the masses. Brilliant move.
So – “Ant and Dec – Why?”
They have managed to successfully re-invent themselves from child actors to questionable pop entertainers to presenters.
They have brilliant on-screen chemistry – not just with each other but with the audience. Their giggles are infectious and their relationship is like a throw-back to Morcambe and Wise or something.
So, back to Australia…. I try my best not to watch “I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here” – but there have been times I have been hooked.
Ant and Dec get to stay in the hotel, eat real food and play golf in-between shots.
Howay the lads.