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Ant and Dec single surprises at No. 1

Newcastle comedy duo Ant and Dec scored a surprise singles No. 1 this week with a reissue of a 19-year-old hit, while U.S. star Justin Timberlake clung to the top of the album chart, the Official Charts Company said on Sunday.

Originally released in 1994 under the moniker PJ and Duncan, Ant and Dec’s “Let’s Get Ready to Rhumble” went straight to No. 1 after the pair roped in other pop stars to perform the song on their Saturday Night Takeaway TV show last week.

The song, which reached the top 10 in 1994, is the first No. 1 for the pair, who are both aged 37.

London-based singer-songwriter Charlie Brown provided the top 10’s only other new entry with “On My Way” at No. 7, the artist’s first top-10 hit.

In the album chart, “Delta Machine” by electropop pioneers Depeche Mode failed to dislodge Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience” from the top of the pile, the album now in its second week at No. 1.

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