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Ant & Dec Insure Each Other

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006 at 14:18 by Sarah Malaise

TV double act Ant McPartlin & Declan Donnely are guarding against the potential failure of going solo by taking out insurance on one another. The surviving member of the duo stands to make significant financial gain in the event of the other‚??s death.

The interchangeable pair have worked together since appearing on children‚??s soap Byker Grove in the early nineties. Their co-dependent working relationship has seen them appear together on a number of television shows as well as a recent feature film and an unfortunate foray into pop music. Count yourself lucky if you can‚??t remember Let‚??s get Ready to Rumble. I‚??m sure they‚??d rather forget all about it themselves.

The value of the insurance premium is not known. Dec told the Daily Mirror ‚??We have people who look after that‚?Ě and in an interview with the Radio Times, Ant said ‚??I just know that I get a massive payout if he kicks the bucket‚?Ě.

TheSlant‚??s Universal Theory of Comedy Double Acts states that the funny one will always die first, for example Ronnie Barker, Eric Morcambe and David Baddiel. Oh, wait, no, that last one’s just wishful thinking. It doesn‚??t help us guess which of the prime time Geordie funsters might get to cash in on the other‚??s demise though, given that we can’t tell them apart and they‚??re both about as amusing as an anal probe.

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6 Comments on “Ant & Dec Insure Each Other”

  1. Sharon Says:

    So now when one of them does ‘kick the bucket’ will the other be Prime Suspect?

  2. Sarah Malaise Says:

    I would imagine the fear of being the less talented survivor will put them off trying to do each other in. I mean, imagine being labled “The Unfunny One From Ant & Dec”.

  3. Rhys Wilcox Says:

    Remember ‘Let’s Get Ready To Rumble’?

    Watch us wreck the mic.

    20th Century poetry, I say.

  4. gorday rains Says:

    if someone were to kill both of them,would that be considered a criminal act?

  5. Kati Says:

    I’m surprised and a little disappointed. I thought as best friends the last thing they would be thinking about was how much they could gain financially from thier best friends death.

  6. Jislizard Says:

    If I had any friends you can be sure I would get them insured, that way if they ever let me down or tried to leave me I would at least have some money to buy some more friends.

    in fact I think a few people have insured themselves against accidental friendship with me! Apparently it covers the cost of a 3 week rehab course.

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