The show only lasted two series before being dropped from the airwaves.
In 1995, the duo were once again offered a job on CBBC, this time presenting their own series, entitled The Ant & Dec Show.
Their first single was a song they performed while part of Byker Grove, entitled "Tonight I'm Free".
The single had some success, and the duo went on to record two albums under their character names of PJ & Duncan.
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 fourteen series, with series 15 due to air in early 2018.
The series was broadcast from 1995 to 1997, and in 1996, Ant & Dec won two BAFTA Awards, one for 'Best Children's Show' and one for 'Best Sketch Comedy Show'.
In 1997, a VHS release, entitled The Ant & Dec Show – Confidential, was made available in shops, and featured an hour of the best bits from three years of the programme, as well as specially recorded sketches and music videos.
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.
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).
Ant & Dec got their first presenting job in 1994, while they were still releasing music under the alias of PJ & Duncan.