Ant and Dec to appear together on ‘Desert Island Discs’

The television presenting duo will be the first pair to share the radio show in over 25 years

Ant and Dec are set to appear together on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs.

The radio show – which sees celebrities and notable figures picking the songs they would like to be marooned on a desert island with – last invited a duo onto the show in 1987. Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly will follow Spitting Image creators Fluck and Law to be the first double act in the hot seat in 26 years. They will appear on the show on December 29, reports BBC News, choosing four songs together and two individually and a luxury item and a book each.

Of the special seasonal edition of the show, Radio 4 controller Gwyneth Williams said: “While the festive season invites us to indulge in rich food and drink, I know Radio 4 listeners will also welcome the chance to indulge their minds.”

Ant and Dec are currently presenting the new series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! on ITV. The pair, who worked together on teen soap Byker Grove, have been a television staple for years, presenting the likes of Britain’s Got Talent as well as Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway and even having a pop career as PJ & Duncan, the names of their Byker Grove characters.