There’s Something Weird About This Picture Of Ant And Dec Receiving OBEs


For most people who own a television, the sight of Ant and Dec’s perpetually smiling faces never fails to delight.

But their latest appearance has baffled and confused everyone, according to the Mirror.

After raking in the gongs at the National Television Awards – again – the Geordie duo have been honoured with an OBE.


While the event was a momentous occasion, viewers couldn’t help but feel uncomfortable watching as the pair accepted their OBEs.

The Geordie stars were being interviewed about receiving OBEs at Buckingham Palace today when they swapped sides, sending everyone into a frenzy.

Dec had been called up to get his OBE first, which was a break in tradition as Ant goes first for everything else.

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Ant explained:

It’s normally me first, Ant & Dec, and I’ll go first, but today Dec went before me which was a break from tradition.

Enjoying his opportunity to step into the limelight first, Dec added, ‘A welcome break from tradition!’


I don’t know about you but the sight of Dec and Ant standing side by side, the wrong way round, makes me question world order.

Even writing it Dec and Ant was weird. It sounds weird. Say it out loud. See.

We can say many things about Ant and Dec; they are national treasures, they’re the two best friends that any man could have… and they should never, ever be Dec and Ant.

Francesca Donovan

Francesca Donovan

A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you've never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.