During their time, the pair released sixteen singles and three studio albums; however, none of their releases managed to reach number one, with their highest UK chart position being number three. On 23 March 2013 Ant and Dec performed "Let's Get Ready To Rhumble" as part of their show Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway which powered the song to number one on the UK i Tunes chart and on Sunday 31 March 2013 the track was revealed as the Official UK Number 1 single on The Official Chart on BBC Radio 1.The duo did, however, reach the top ten in Germany and Japan, and even had a number-one single in Germany, with their cover of the Everly Brothers' "All I Have to Do Is Dream". The duo had a short lived revival in the music industry, releasing a song for the 2002 FIFA World Cup, entitled "We're on the Ball". All money made from the re-release was donated to charity.
Their most famous hit during this period was the BRIT Award nominated "Let's Get Ready To Rhumble", for which the video and moves were choreographed by Mark Short, who had previously worked with Tina Turner and Peter Andre.
For their third album, the duo reinvented themselves under their real names of Ant & Dec. "Let's Get Ready To Rhumble" made a comeback on Saturday Night Takeaway at the end of the 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 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.The duo presented four series of the programme between 19.In 2001, the duo's contract with ITV was renewed for a further three years, following their appearances on SMTV Live and CD: UK, and received their first primetime presenting job on the station, presenting brand new Saturday night reality series Pop Idol and down to this success they had to leave SMTV behind.The programme's success was the mix of games such as Eat My Goal, Wonkey Donkey and Challenge Ant, sketches such as "Dec Says" and the "Secret of My Success", and the chemistry between Ant, Dec and Cat.Two SMTV VHS releases, compiling the best bits from both shows, were released in 20 respectively.and within weeks, were assigned to present ITV1's Saturday morning programmes SMTV Live and CD: UK, alongside old friend Cat Deeley.