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Exciting: Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly appeared excitedly on Tuesday for the photo call of their new ITV documentary series Ant & Dec & # 39; s DNA Journey in London on Tuesday

Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly were excited for the photo call of their new ITV documentary series called Ant & Dec & # 39; s DNA Journey.

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The couple carved brave figures in smart black blazers and jeans when they posed for photos in London on Tuesday.

The series delves deep into the family history of McPartlin and Donnelly, at December 44, and discovered the shock that he had more than 12 cousins ​​he didn't know existed.

Exciting: Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly appeared excitedly on Tuesday for the photo call of their new ITV documentary series Ant & Dec & # 39; s DNA Journey in London on Tuesday

Exciting: Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly appeared excitedly on Tuesday for the photo call of their new ITV documentary series Ant & Dec & # 39; s DNA Journey in London on Tuesday

Ant, 43, combined his black blazer – which was decorated with a subtle check print – with dark jeans and leather boots, while Dec wore a similar outfit with brown shoes.

The dynamic duo appeared in top form while they were lying around and joking for the cameras.

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The first episode of the series is broadcast on Saturday, where Ant discovered that he had a great-grandfather named Peter McPartlin, who was a war hero and received a medal for courage in the Battle of the Somme.

Dynamic duo: the series delves deep into the family history of McPartlin and Donnelly, with 44, and discovered the shock that he had more than 12 cousins ​​he didn't know existed

Dynamic duo: the series delves deep into the family history of McPartlin and Donnelly, with 44, and discovered the shock that he had more than 12 cousins ​​he didn't know existed

Dynamic duo: the series delves deep into the family history of McPartlin and Donnelly, with 44, and discovered the shock that he had more than 12 cousins ​​he didn't know existed

Neatly dressed: the couple cut brave figures in smart black blazers and jeans while posing together for photos & # 39; s

Neatly dressed: the couple cut brave figures in smart black blazers and jeans while posing together for photos & # 39; s

Neatly dressed: the couple cut brave figures in smart black blazers and jeans while posing together for photos & # 39; s

The duo visits the Tyneside Irish Center in their hometown of Newcastle to find out about Dec's origins, but instead discovered the existence of Ant & # 39; s great-grandfather.

After the revelation, Ant said: "To fight in The Battle for the Somme and to receive the Military Medal for courage, he was a hero, it is quite emotional."

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& # 39; I could have cried. It's like you're so proud. You know nothing, then suddenly a hero comes along. It is very remarkable. & # 39;

Happy: Ant, 43, combined his black blazer, which was decorated with a subtle check print, with dark jeans and leather boots, while Dec wore a similar outfit with brown shoes

Happy: Ant, 43, combined his black blazer, which was decorated with a subtle check print, with dark jeans and leather boots, while Dec wore a similar outfit with brown shoes

Happy: Ant, 43, combined his black blazer, which was decorated with a subtle check print, with dark jeans and leather boots, while Dec wore a similar outfit with brown shoes

Laughter: the dynamic duo appeared in top form while they were lying around and making jokes for the cameras & # 39; s

Laughter: the dynamic duo appeared in top form while they were lying around and making jokes for the cameras & # 39; s

Laughter: the dynamic duo appeared in top form while they were lying around and making jokes for the cameras & # 39; s

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The pair then visited the Royal Chelsea Barracks to find out more about Dec's great-grandfather, James Donnelly, who had fought in the Crimean War.

But the presenter got some rather different news when it turned out that his ancestor had been brought to court because he & # 39; usually drunk & # 39; was called a "deserter".

And Dec is later shocked to discover that he has more than 12 cousins ​​he didn't know existed and some of them were almost as good off as he was.

Rich in history: the first episode of the series is broadcast on Saturday, where Ant discovers that he had a great-grandfather who was a war hero

Rich in history: the first episode of the series is broadcast on Saturday, where Ant discovers that he had a great-grandfather who was a war hero

Rich in history: the first episode of the series is broadcast on Saturday, where Ant discovers that he had a great-grandfather who was a war hero

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While the couple were in the US doing research for the show, they were told that Dec had a DNA match before he set off to meet his cousin Meg and her husband Greg.

The couple, previously unknown to Dec, arranged for a helicopter to travel in and greeted him by placing a large banner on their lawn.

According to the Mirror, Meg said: & We have the same over, great-grandparents. I have a little surprise for you, I have some of your cousins ​​here. & # 39;

More than a dozen people then entered the room and Dec stayed behind to struggle with words.

Surprise: While Ant and Dec were researching in the US, they discovered that Dec had more than twelve previously unknown cousins ​​(pictured with Meg and Greg)

Surprise: While Ant and Dec were researching in the US, they discovered that Dec had more than twelve previously unknown cousins ​​(pictured with Meg and Greg)

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Surprise: While Ant and Dec were researching in the US, they discovered that Dec had more than twelve previously unknown cousins ​​(pictured with Meg and Greg)

He said: & wow, this is great. I'm really emotional. Oh dear. Nice to meet you all.

& # 39; This is quite overwhelming! & # 39;

Dec was then introduced to one of his cousins, Tom, who was employed in 9/11 firefighter.

Later in the program, an emotional past is found in Ant's pedigree with regard to his grandmother, Kitty.

Wow: the couple, previously unknown to Dec, arranged for a helicopter to travel in and greeted him by placing a large banner on their lawn

Wow: the couple, previously unknown to Dec, arranged for a helicopter to travel in and greeted him by placing a large banner on their lawn

Wow: the couple, previously unknown to Dec, arranged for a helicopter to travel in and greeted him by placing a large banner on their lawn

Kitty was from Ireland and Ant's family knew nothing about her life before moving to Fermoy, County Cork when she was about 12 years old.

Ant discovers that his great-grandmother, Kitty's mother, died of tuberculosis, but because it was thought shameful, reports of it were hidden.

He then discovered that Kitty & # 39; s older brother Michael died when he was eight due to whooping cough.

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Kitty never knew because her parents had told her that he had emigrated to America, possibly to protect her from the pain of sorrow.

Ant & Dec & # 39; s DNA Journey will be on ITV on Sunday 10 and Monday 11 November at 9 p.m.

Held: Dec was then introduced to one of his cousins, Tom, who was a firefighter who was on duty in 9/11

Held: Dec was then introduced to one of his cousins, Tom, who was a firefighter who was on duty in 9/11

Held: Dec was then introduced to one of his cousins, Tom, who was a firefighter who was on duty in 9/11

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