Just weeks after being awarded OBEs, Ant and Dec have received another honour – being immortalised in wax at Madame Tussauds. The Geordie duo came face to face with their waxworks in Blackpool on Wednesday and were overwhelmed by the resemblance between them and their life-size replicas.
"Next time we're presenting I'm A Celebrity we'll be able to borrow the figures, put them in front of the camera while Ant and I go for a coffee, no one would know," Dec told reporters as he posed with his waxwork.
Ant and Dec came face to face with their waxworks on Wednesday
"It's fascinating, I'd say my figure is definitely a bit better-looking than Ant's."
Ant, who had shaved his beard ahead of seeing his clean shaven waxwork, agreed that he felt the artists had been kinder to Dec.
"The likeness of my figure is incredible, though I feel the sculptors might have been a bit too kind to Declan," he joked.
Dec joked that his waxwork was better looking than Ant's
The team at Madame Tussauds took four months to complete the waxworks, with 20 sculptors, colourists and hair stylists working on the figures. Each figure cost a sum of £150,000, and will be on display at Madame Tussauds in Blackpool.
While Ant, full name Anthony McPartlin, and Dec, full name Declan Donnelly, have taken home scores of trophies in the past, an OBE from Her Majesty tops all.
The duo took to Instagram to express how "shocked" they were and how proud their "mams" will be. Alongside a photo showing Ant and Dec saying 'cheers' with a beer, they wrote: "We are both shocked, but incredibly honoured to receive OBEs. We absolutely love what we do and have done since we started out aged 13."