Ant and Dec have admitted that they just laugh off gay rumours.
The pair’s closeness has often led to people thinking they’re a couple, despite Ant’s seven-year marriage and Dec’s girlfriend.
In an interview with The Sun newspaper, Dec revealed: “We used to get called it an awful lot, usually by men of our own age. They’d go, ‘Oi! You pair of poofs!’. ”
Ant added: “Paul Burrell (Princess Di’s butler) had a go at me once because I’d laughed in his face on I’m A Celeb. I said, ‘Paul I couldn’t help it. But that’s why you stayed in so long. My wife voted for you.’
“And he went, ‘Your wife? I always thought you were gay!’”
Meanwhile the pair insisted that they were always surprised about winning awards and knew that their star would eventually fall.
“When people are so nice about you, you get emotional and cry,” Dec said. “But we never take it for granted. We don’t expect to win anything. We work hard on our shows and we hope people will want to watch them.
“People ask us, ‘Does it get boring turning up to the NTAs and always winning’ but it’s the opposite.
“It’s nerve-wracking because, one of these days, we’re not going to win it and someone else will be getting all the applause.”
The Geordie duo return to our screens this Saturday with the new series of Saturday Night Takeaway.