Ant and Dec plan cameos in Byker Grove reboot

Ant and Dec are bringing back Byker Grove credit:Bang Showbiz
Ant and Dec are bringing back Byker Grove credit:Bang Showbiz

Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly are hoping to make cameo appearances in their 'Byker Grove' reboot.

The TV presenters rose to fame in the hit CBBC children's drama back in the 1990s - which ran from 1989 until 2006 - and they are now planning to bring the show back to TV for a new generation of fans and although production is still in its "early days" the pair are both hoping to make appearances onscreen.

During an appearance on 'The One Show' on Thursday (22.02.24), they were asked if they are planning to star in the show and Ant replied: "We haven't decided if we're going to be in it yet, I doubt it though maybe just a cameo."

Dec said of the reboot: "We're still at the very beginning of producing it but we are developing it and it is very early days.

"We are looking at characters and storylines, we are looking at the world because it can be whatever we want it to be. There are a lot of possibilities."

Ant and Dec played PJ and Duncan in the series - which revolved around a youth club in the North East of England - and they went on to launch a music career using their characters' names before later reverting back to their real names.

The pair confirmed the reboot news last summer in a video in which Dec explained: "17 years after it closed its doors for the final time, Byker Grove is opening them up again.

"Now, it's obviously a show very close to our hearts, the show which gave us our breaks, so we couldn't be more excited that we'll be giving it a new lease of life.

"Once again, it will follow a new generation of young people and their families as they try to navigate the challenges they face today in the 2020s."