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Declan Donnelly

Mostly Credited As: Declan Donnelly
Sometimes Credited As: Dec
Dec Donnelly
Duncan
Ant and Dec
Ant & Dec

Birth Name: Declan Joseph Oliver Donnelly
Date Of Birth: September 25, 1975 (Age 38)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
Height: 5' 6" (1.67 m)

Declan Donnelly


Declan was born in 1975, on the 25th of September. He had six older brother and sisters to look out for him, and was spoil as a child. At the age of 13, Dec joined the cast of Byker Grove, which changed his life forever. A year after joining, he met a boy who would become a friend, that was closer to him that any of his brothers....

Eighteen years later, and the pair are closer than ever. Together they have had huge success as actors on TV Shows, presenters, singers, and actors on the big screen. They have become the UK's most popular comedy act, and have starred on some on TV's greatest ever shows.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
World's Got Talent (2014)As: Himself
Text Santa (2011)As: Himself (Presenter 2011, 2012, 2013)
Red or Black (2011)As: Himself
Ant and Dec's Push the Button (2010)As: Presenter
Ant and Dec's Christmas Show (2009)As: Himself
Wanna Bet? (2008)As: Host
Britain's Got Talent (2007)As: Presenter (Series 1 - Present)
The Northern Rock All*Star Cup (2006)As: Host
PokerFace (2006)As: Host
Soccer Aid (2006)As: Himself (Presenter 2006, 2008)
Vernon Kay's Gameshow Marathon (2005)As: Himself
World Idol (2003)As: Himself (Host)
I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! (UK) (2002)As: Presenter
A Tribute to the Likely Lads (2002)As: Bob Ferris
Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (2002)As: Himself (Host)
Slap Bang with Ant and Dec (2001)As: Himself
Pop Idol (2001)As: Himself (Host - Series 1 and 2)
Friends Like These (1999)As: Host (1999-2001)
SMTV Live (1998)As: Presenter (1998 - 2001)
CD:UK (1998)As: Presenter (1998 - 2001)
Ant And Dec Unzipped (1997)As: Various Characters
The Ant & Dec Show (1995)As: Host
Byker Grove (1989)As: Duncan (1989-1993)
Comic Relief (1986)As: Himself (Host 2003)
Brit Awards (1977)As: Himself (Co-Host 2001)
Episode Cast Credits 

This Morning (1988) 
  August 12, 2014 26x235: (Aug/12/2014) As Himself 
  February 21, 2013 25x117: (Feb/21/2013) As Himself 
  November 20, 2012 25x57: (Nov/20/2012) As Himself 
  September 11, 2012 25x07: (Sep/11/2012) As Himself 

Come On Down! The Game Show Story (2014) 
  Episode 1 01x01: (Aug/10/2014) As Himself 

Lorraine (2010) 
  Series 4, Show 239 04x239: (Aug/06/2014) As Himself 
  Series 4, Show 182 04x182: (May/19/2014) As Himself 
  Series 1, Show 136 01x136: (Mar/14/2011) As Himself 

Good Morning Britain (2014) 
  August 5, 2014 01x72: (Aug/05/2014) As Himself 

The One Show (2006) 
  June 5, 2014 08x208: (Jun/05/2014) As Himself 
  March 14, 2011 05x160: (Mar/14/2011) As Himself 

The BAFTA Television Awards (1954) 
  The 60th BAFTA Television Awards 60x01: (May/18/2014) Voiced  Voiceover/Winner - Entertainment Programme (Winner - Entertainment Performance) 
  The 59th BAFTA Television Awards 59x01: (May/12/2013) As Himself 
  The 56th BAFTA Television Awards 56x01: (Jun/06/2010) As Himself 

Daybreak (2010) 
  March 19, 2014 04x139: (Mar/19/2014) As Himself 
  February 21, 2014 04x121: (Feb/21/2014) As Himself 
  September 10, 2013 04x07: (Sep/10/2013) As Himself 
  March 28, 2013 03x142: (Mar/28/2013) As Himself 

The Graham Norton Show (2007) 
  Ant & Dec, Naomi Campbell, Aaron Paul, Jamie Dornan, Ellie Goulding 14x20: (Feb/28/2014) As Himself 

Celebrity Juice (2008) 
  Saturday Night Takeaway Special 11x??: (Feb/20/2014) As Himself, [Special Guest Stars]
  Professor Green, Ant McPartlin, Declan Donnelly 06x09: (Oct/27/2011) As Himself, [Special Guest Stars]

The National Television Awards (1995) 
  National Television Awards 2014 01x19: (Jan/22/2014) As Himself 
  National Television Awards 2011 01x16: (Jan/26/2011) As Himself 
  National Television Awards 2010 01x15: (Jan/20/2010) As Himself 

I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here Now (2003) 
  Series 12, Episode 22 12x22: (Dec/08/2013) As Himself 
  Series 12, Episode 20 12x20: (Dec/06/2013) As Himself 
  Series 12, Episode 18 12x18: (Dec/04/2013) As Himself 
  Series 12, Episode 16 12x16: (Dec/02/2013) As Himself 

Text Santa: Help with Hattitude (2012) 
  Bling It 02x07: (Nov/25/2013) As Himself, [Featuring]

Alan Carr: Chatty Man (2009) 
  Ant and Dec, Joanna Lumley, Rylan Clark, The Vaccines 10x02: (Mar/08/2013) As Himself 
  Ant & Dec, John Barrowman, Jo Frost, Ellie Goulding 03x05: (Mar/04/2010) As Himself 

The Jonathan Ross Show (2011) 
  Ant and Dec, Tim Roth, Ke$ha 04x07: (Feb/16/2013) As Himself 

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (UK) (1998) 
  I'm a Celebrity Special 29x09: (Nov/09/2012) As Himself, [Co-Guest Stars]

Britain's Got More Talent (2007) 
  Series 6, Episode 13 06x13: (May/12/2012) As Himself 
  Series 6, Episode 12 06x12: (May/10/2012) As Himself 
  Series 6, Episode 11 06x11: (May/09/2012) As Himself 
  Series 6, Episode 10 06x10: (May/08/2012) As Himself 

Sport Relief (2002) 
  Sport Relief 2012 06x05: (Mar/23/2012) As Himself (Britain's Got Talent Host), [Co-Guest Stars]

The Talent Show Story (2012) 
  Episode 2 01x02: (Jan/14/2012) As Himself 

OK! TV (2011) 
  Series 1, Show 51 01x51: (May/04/2011) As Himself 

The Alan Titchmarsh Show (2007) 
  Series 8, Episode 16 08x16: (Mar/28/2011) As Himself 

Comic Relief (1986) 
  The Big One 15x01: (Mar/18/2011) As Himself 
  The Big Hair Do 11x01: (Mar/14/2003) As Himself 
  Say Pants to Poverty 10x01: (Mar/16/2001) As Host 

Loose Women (1999) 
  Series 15, Show 129 15x129: (Mar/14/2011) As Himself (Interviewee), [Co-Guest Stars]
  Series 14, Show 24 - 10th Birthday Celebrations! 14x24: (Oct/02/2009) As Himself (Birthday Message), [Featuring]
  Series 14, Show 19 14x19: (Sep/25/2009) As Himself (Interviewee), [Co-Guest Stars]
  Series 14, Show 6 14x06: (Sep/08/2009) As Himself, [Featuring]

BBC Breakfast (2000) 
  March 14, 2011 12x73: (Mar/14/2011) As Himself 

GMTV (1993) 
  June 21, 2010 18x172: (Jun/21/2010) As Himself 
  February 26, 2010 18x57: (Feb/26/2010) As Himself 
  January 21, 2010 18x21: (Jan/21/2010) As Himself 
  January 17, 2007 15x17: (Jan/17/2007) As Himself 

Live From Studio Five (2009) 
  Series 1, Show 87 01x87: (Jan/21/2010) As Himself 

The National Television Awards Backstage Live (2004) 
  The Awards Party 2010 01x05: (Jan/20/2010) As Himself 

I Dreamed a Dream: The Susan Boyle Story (2009) 
  Episode 1 01x01: (Dec/13/2009) As Himself 

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ant and Dec, Minus the Bear 06x100: (Jul/18/2008) As Himself 

Dancing on Ice (2006) 
  Series 2, Show 6 02x11: (Feb/24/2007) As Himself 

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001) 
  Ant & Dec, Tamsin Greig, Gorillaz, Alan Sugar 10x02: (Mar/31/2006) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Paul O'Grady Show (2004) 
  Series 3, Show 5 03x05: (Sep/16/2005) As Himself 
  Series 2, Episode 10 02x10: (Mar/25/2005) As Himself 

Parkinson (2004) (2004) 
  Julie Andrews, Michael Palin, Ant & Dec, Tom Jones, Jools Holland 01x04: (Sep/25/2004) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Pop Idol Extra (2001) 
  Series 2 - Grand Final Extra (Result) 02x53: (Dec/20/2003) As Himself 
  Series 2 - Grand Final Extra 02x52: (Dec/20/2003) As Himself 
  Series 2 - Judge's Choice - Elimination 10 Extra (Result) 02x51: (Dec/13/2003) As Himself 
  Series 2 - Judge's Choice - Elimination 10 Extra 02x50: (Dec/13/2003) As Himself 

The Frank Skinner Show (1995) 
  Gabby Logan, Ant & Dec 05x01: (Oct/13/2001) As Himself 

TFI Friday (1996) 
  Dennis Wise, Ant & Dec, Martine McCutcheon, Lighting Seeds 05x08: (Oct/29/1999) As Himself 

It's Only TV But I Like It (1999) 
  Caroline Aherne, John Thomson, Ant & Dec, Antony Worrall Thompson 01x01: (Jun/03/1999) As Himself 

Fantasy Football League (1994) 
  Fantasy World Cup Live: Episode 13 05x13: (Jul/03/1998) As Himself 

Fantasy World Cup (1998) 
  Episode 13 01x13: (Jul/03/1998) As Himself 

Surprise, Surprise (1984) 
  Series 14, Show 3 14x03: (Jul/18/1997) As Himself 

You Bet! (1988) 
  Series 10, Show 7 10x07: (Mar/22/1997) As Himself 
  Series 9, Show 2 09x02: (Jun/08/1996) As Himself 

Pebble Mill (1991) 
  Series 5, Show 28 05x28: (Nov/24/1995) As Himself 

Gamesmaster (1992) 
  Series 4: Show 4 04x04: (Oct/11/1994) As Himself 

Parallel 9 (1992) 
  Series 3, Show 1 03x01: (Apr/23/1994) As Himself 
Crew Credits

Show Crew


Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (2002)• Executive Producer (Series 6)
Ant And Dec Unzipped (1997)• Head Writer
PokerFace (2006)• Creator

Episode Crew


PokerFace (2006) (Credited in 7 episodes from this show) 
 
Show all 7 episode crew credits
Series 1, The Final! 01x07 Jul/16/2006 As: Writer
Series 1, Episode 6 01x06 Jul/15/2006 As: Writer
Series 1, Episode 5 01x05 Jul/14/2006 As: Writer
Series 1, Episode 4 01x04 Jul/13/2006 As: Writer
Series 1, Episode 3 01x03 Jul/12/2006 As: Writer
Trivia

Since 1994, Dec has never appeared on tv without his showbiz partner Ant.

At the age of only 27 he and his showbiz partner Ant McPartlin won the Lifetime Achievement Award

Dec has had successful shows on all the big TV stations in the UK, the BBC, ITV and CH4. With ITV bringing the most success. He has also worked for Sky TV.

Met Ant on Byker Grove, and the pair have been friends since, doing everything together from acting, to presenting.

In all the years Dec has been friends with Ant, they have only ever had one fight, and Ant throw the only punch

Dec was the best man at Ant's wedding.

In the top ten ITV TV shows ever, Dec was in three of them.

Out of all the songs Dec sung, his favorite one is Shout.

The most well known of his songs is "Let's Get Ready To Rhumble" which has been in a number of movies and TV shows including Friends and is also their most successful PJ and Duncan song, getting in the top ten at number 9, and staying there for one week.


Dec played the character Duncan when he stared in Byker Grove, and later went on to use this name to release pop music

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