Britain’s Got Talent’s was in stitches as he pointed out that resembled Boris Johnson when he got stuck on a zip wire circa 2012.
The Geordie duo shared a behind-the-scenes clip ahead of, which saw Ant dressed head to toe in full cycling attire and his co-host rocking a bright blue helmet.
The video started with Dec having a crack at his partner in crime, but the tables quickly turned.
‘[Not] many men can pull off lycra, and he’s one of them,’ Dec joked.
Ant was then prompted to make a dig back and, pointing out the obvious, commented: ‘That’s like Boris Johnson’s helmet. You know, when he went down the zip wire with two Union Jack flags?’
Dec took the hilarious jibe like a champ and gave two thumbs up as Ant cackled with laughter.
‘And I thought I would look the idiot in this scene,’ Ant quipped.
Boris was famously left dangling on a zipwire for many minutes after it stopped working in 2012 during an Olympic event.
Then-Prime Minister David Cameron said at the time that London was ‘lucky to have’ Boris as mayor.
‘If any other politician got stuck on a zip wire it would be disastrous,’ he commented. ‘With Boris it’s a triumph… London is lucky to have him.’
Britain’s Got Talent returns to ITV on Saturday, with a first look clip teasing a diverse range of talents including theatrical acts, shocking stunts and the coveted golden buzzer.
The talent show – featuring judges , Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams – last aired in 2020 after its 2021 series was cancelled due to Covid.
The 2020 season saw 2009 winners Diversity perform a Black Lives Matter-inspired routine in which a man in a police uniform knelt on , echoing the killing of unarmed black man George Floyd.
The performance, which sparked more than 24,000 complaints to , won the must-see moment at the 2021 TV Bafta Awards, which is voted for by the public.
Britain’s Got Talent launches on April 16 at 8pm and continues on April 17 at 7.35pm on ITV and ITV Hub.