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Comedy duo Ant and Dec bag surprise No. 1 with 19-year-old song

Published on Apr 1, 2013 6:16 AM
British comedians and television presenters 'Ant', Anthony McPartlin (left), and 'Dec', Declan Donnelly (2nd left) meet with Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (right) at The Prince's Trust & Samsung Celebrate Success Awards at Odeon Leicester Square on March 26, 2013 in London. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (REUTERS) - Newcastle comedy duo Ant and Dec scored a surprise singles number one this week with a reissue of a 19-year-old hit, while United States star Justin Timberlake clung to the top of the album chart, the Official Charts Company said on Sunday.

Originally released in 1994 under the moniker PJ and Duncan, Ant and Dec's Let's Get Ready Yo Rhumble went straight to number one after the pair roped in other pop stars to perform the song on their Saturday Night Takeaway TV show last week.

The song, which reached the top ten in 1994, is the first number one for the pair, who are both aged 37.

London-based singer-songwriter Charlie Brown provided the top ten's only other new entry with On My Way at number seven, the artist's first top ten hit.

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