Old footage of Ant and Dec in blackface on ITV's Saturday Night Takeaway resurfaces

Mail Online | 2/14/2019 | Ellie Phillips For Mailonline
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Old footage of Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly in blackface on Saturday Night Takeaway has resurfaced.

During some of their many Ant & Dec Undercover sketches on the hit ITV show, the presenting duo changed their skin colour and wore prosthetics to portray made up characters in an effort to trick their famous friends.

Skits - Ant - Dec - Blackface - Women

One of the most controversial skits saw Ant, 43, and Dec, 43, wear blackface as they dressed up as two fictional Jamaican women, Patty and Bernice, in an attempt to prank Emmerdale cast members, in 2003.

In the segment the Geordie pair acted as unruly extras 'Patty and Bernice' in the Woolpack, behaving eccentrically in an effort to distract Louise Appleton (played by Emily Symons) and Diane Sugden (played by Elizabeth Estensen).

Prank - Soap - Laughter

The prank was certainly successful, with the soap cast falling about with laughter as they realised they had been duped.

However, an old clip of Ant and Dec discussing their transformation into 'Patty and Bernice' on the Saturday Night Takeaway DVD, has also resurfaced, and makes for an uneasy watch.

Clip - Ant

In the clip, Ant appears to be amused as he...
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