Ant And Dec's Let's Get Ready To Rhumble Gets Number One Single Charts Spot

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TV hosts Ant and Dec were celebrating their first number one single on Sunday - 17 years after their chart career came to an end.

The duo prompted a download dash for their 1994 hit Let's Get Ready To Rhumble after performing the track on their Saturday Night Takeaway show last weekend.

Their re-entry into the singles chart went straight to number one, knocking The Saturdays' What About Us featuring Sean Paul off the top stop, the Official Charts Company said.

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The pair, who met on children's TV series Byker Grove, had a run of hits in the mid-1990s under the guise of their characters from the show, PJ and Duncan.

They achieved nine songs in the top 40, with their biggest hit, Let's Get Ready To Rhumble, peaking at nine in 1994.

Ant told ITV1's Daybreak programme this week they decided to perform the song again because they were short of an item for the show.

"We thought, well, we could possibly dust off the old baseball caps, and give it a go, for a laugh," he said.

"The production team on Saturday Night Takeaway went mad, 'oh yeah, we remember that song, let's do it'."

Dec added: "We did a little bit of rehearsal on Thursday, we had four hours in our schedule, to rehearse the dance.

"We spent an hour, and it all came back to us. We've obviously done it so many times in the past."

Meanwhile, Justin Timberlake held on at the top of the album chart with The 20/20 Experience.

The US star beat 80s rock band Depeche Mode who achieved the highest new entry at number two with the Delta Machine.

David Bowie's album The Next Day, his first new material in nearly a decade, went down a place to three.

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