Ant and Dec to donate Rhumble profits to Childline

Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly

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Ant and Dec have announced they are going to donate all the royalties made from the surprise sales of their 1994 song 'Let's Get Ready To Rhumble' to charity Childline.

Ant and Dec are to donate the royalties from their chart-topping hit 'Let's Get Ready to Rhumble' to charity.

The presenting duo performed the track - which they recorded under their 'Biker Grove' character names PJ and Duncan in 1994 - on their show 'Saturday Night Takeaway' as part of a 'Big Reunion' segment featuring Blue, Atomic Kitten and 5ive and it has since rocketed to the top of the charts and is set to be Number One this weekend.

Ant admits he and Dec are stunned by the song's sudden surge in popularity and the pair have decided to give any money made from the track to counselling charity Childline.

In an interview with BBC Radio 2 breakfast show host Chris Evans, Ant said: "People are still buying the track, so we've just decided that any money we make out of it will be put towards Childline, as we're patrons of that."

According to Dec the show's producers came up with the idea for them to perform the song again as it would be a good fit with the 'Big Reunion' segment.

He said: "The producers said we should get them on and do PJ and Duncan at the end of it. We were never thinking anyone would buy the record. The last few days have been bewildering".

In 1994, 'Let's Get Ready to Rhumble' got to number nine in the singles chart. According to the latest sales figures, the track has shifted over 35,000 copies - 30 per cent more than any other track this week - and currently tops the iTunes Chart.

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