Ant And Dec enjoyed fooling 1D

Declan Donnelly enjoyed getting close to Harry Styles when he played a prank on One Direction.

The presenter and Ant McPartlin tricked the band last year for their hit show Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, where Dec dressed up as an excited 1D fan called Jack.

He pretended to hyperventilate after meeting his idols at an event in New York and Harry, 20, tried to help, something Dec seemed to enjoy.

It was fun winding up One Direction,’ says Dec, 38.

There was a bit of me that did want to fall at Harry Styles‘ feet and I got to do that by disguising myself as a mad fan.’

The sketch seemed to bring back memories for Ant And Dec, who had a successful musical career as PJ & Duncan in the early 1990s.

We had to meet fans like that back in our music days,’ says Ant, 38.

I once caught a fan stealing my underpants through my kitchen window.’

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Anna Francis