They hosted The Price Is Right, Family Fortunes, Play Your Cards Right, Bullseye, Take Your Pick! In 2002, Ant & Dec created and presented their own show, entitled Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway.The show has so far run for thirteen series, with series 14 due to air in early 2017.Their final single release was "Falling", which was the track that subsequently ended their musical career.The track was pulled from the British charts under the instruction of their record label, Telstar Records, after claims of copyright infringement were made, brought about by a pop duo, 'And all because...', who were also managed by Ant and Dec's management team.Although Ant had gained some television experience with a brief stint on the children's television series Why Don't You? Their friendship began when their storylines collided, creating a friendship off-screen as well as on., which was broadcast on the BBC, Dec was the first of the two to acquire his place on the BBC children's drama Byker Grove. After leaving television, the duo turned their hand to pop music.They have had a successful career as television presenters, presenting shows such as SMTV Live, CD: UK, Friends Like These, Pop Idol, Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, I'm a Celebrity... , Poker Face, Push the Button, Britain's Got Talent, Red or Black? In 2006, they returned to acting with the film Alien Autopsy.The duo presented the annual Brit Awards in 2001, 20.
The duo met as actors on the children's television show Byker Grove, during which and in their subsequent pop career they were respectively known as PJ & Duncan – the names of the characters they played on the show.Ant & Dec also starred in the children's TV series Engie Benjy during their time on SMTV.Ant & Dec made their permanent departure from children's television in 2001 after trying out formats like Friends Like These for BBC One in 2000 and Slap Bang with Ant & Dec for ITV in 2001 (which was basically SMTV in the evening even playing Challenge Ant against adults).They have achieved such popularity as a duo that they are hardly seen apart on screen.It is reported that they are each insured against the other's death, with the amount reportedly being around £1 million.