The Original Little Ant & Dec Grew Up To Look Nothing Like The Real Ant & Dec

Not so 'little' anymore.

12/05/2016 07:25

It’s been three years since we last saw the original Little Ant & Dec on ‘Saturday Night Takeaway’, and they’re looking rather different these days.

And nothing like the grown up Ant & Dec.

The cheeky chappies - real names James Pallister and Dylan McKenna-Redshaw - retired from TV in 2013 after ten years of mimicking their idols, Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, on the Saturday night show.

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And and Dec with Little Ant and Dec in 2003.

Now, new pics of the lads have surfaced showing them all grown up - and looking rather different from Ant and Dec now they’ve hit their twenties.

When James and Dylan last appeared on the ITV show, they helped the real Ant and Dec find their replacements by scouring primary schools.

The original little Ant - James Pallister.

Their possible replacements were then put through a spoof Apprentice-style skit, and brought before Ant and Dec and the outgoing Little Ant and Dec before they pointed their finger and said "You're Hired".

The winning pair were Durham boys Neil Overend, who was six at the time, as Little Ant, and Haydn Reid, who was just five, who took on the Little Dec role.

The original Little Dec - Dylan McKenna-Redshaw.

During their time on the show, the original Little Ant & Dec interviewed some of the world’s biggest stars.

These days the pair lead somewhat less glamorous lives, and are still living in the North East, with James reportedly working as a vehicle technician for BMW.

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