Ant and Dec fans are desperate to know if the pair are related somehow after DNA Journey finds some close connections in their family history.
Over the course of the first episode, both Ant and Dec traced their family history from Newcastle to Dublin, before it was announced by the end of the episode that they were off to New York.
Ancestral connections so far have seen Ant discover his connection to half of the population of a rural village in Ireland, while Dec was related to US wrestling icon Dixie Carter.
The emotional first episode came to an end explaining the year-long gap in filming, with Ant discussing his battle with alcohol and substance abuse that resulted in him taking a year away from the spotlight.
Throughout the episode, Ant and Dec’s close bond was clearly there throughout as they discover more about each other’s pasts.
But with so much of their family history seemingly so close to each other for centuries, fans are now convinced they’ll discover they’re related but the end of the second half, which airs tomorrow.
They are related…. aren’t they??? #DNAjourney
— 🐝 Gillian Turner 🐝 (@gillyt202turner) November 10, 2019
Pleeeeeeease just tell us they are actually related! #DNAjourney
— Laura 💃🏼 (@Laura_s_01) November 10, 2019
@antanddec just got this strange feeling it’s going to turn out that you’re related in some way #DNAjourney I do hope so 🤞🏼
— N A T T E R I N G S (@NJS1987) November 10, 2019
Surely this #DNAjourney will end up with #antanddec being related?! #AntAndDecsDNAJourney @antanddec
— Al Mo (@al_morrell) November 10, 2019
#DNAjourney plot twist….they’re related to each other come the end of the show….
— Pete (@P3T3RJOHNROG3RS) November 10, 2019
Loved watching #DNAjourney tonight – will it turn out that you are somehow related 🤔
— 🐝🎈🐝JW 🐝🎈🐝 (@MrsJW23) November 10, 2019
Sunday’s episode ended on a highly emotional note as both Ant and Dec spoke on camera about Ant’s drink-drive arrest that nearly cost them both their careers.
In March 2018, Ant crashed his Mini into two parked cars, one of which contained a child, who was unharmed, after drinking in Chiswick.
He was fined £86,000 and removed himself from the spotlight for a year to enter an addiction treatment programme, leaving Dec to go it alone.
Two weeks after filming finished in Ireland, Ant checked himself into rehab, before pulling out of all work commitments for a year in order to focus on his sobriety.
‘It’s been a tough couple of years, it’s really tested the bond that we’ve had since we were 13 years old. I was incredibly angry at the start, disappointed,’ Dec explained, admitting that he nearly cut him off.
Ant later added: ‘Dec’s been fantastic. He’s a very kind man who’s been supportive of me. Our friendship has been tested, and we’ve come through the other end.
‘I’ll be forever grateful and thankful for the love we have.’
Ant and Dec’s DNA Journey continues tomorrow at 9pm on ITV.
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