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Ant & Dec's DNA Journey FIRST LOOK: Presenters break down in tears as they meet long-lost family in emotional trailer for new documentary

By Ellie Phillips For Mailonline

Published: 16:19 BST, 18 October 2019 | Updated: 16:25 BST, 18 October 2019

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They have formed a lifelong friendship after meeting on the set of BBC children's drama Byker Grove in 1990. 

And, Ant McPartlin, 43, and Declan Donnelly, 44, both break down in tears during the emotional trailer for their new two-part special on ITV, And & Dec's DNA Journey, as the pair meet long-lost family members.

The promotional video shows teases the duo embarking on a two year journey with expert genealogists and historians as they follow their maternal and paternal blood lines in search of their ancestral history.

FIRST LOOK: Ant McPartlin, 43, and Declan Donnelly, 44, both break down in tears during the emotional trailer for their new two-part special And & Dec's DNA Journey

FIRST LOOK: Ant McPartlin, 43, and Declan Donnelly, 44, both break down in tears during the emotional trailer for their new two-part special And & Dec's DNA Journey

Dec opens the trailer by admitting: 'It's not lost on us how lucky we are that we met each other.

'We get on so well. I'm getting emotional now,' chuckles the presenter as he holds back tears.

'I'm more up for this than he is' laughs Ant, as Dec adds: 'I don't know if I'm ready for this.' 

Later, Ant is in tears once again as he admits: 'I've never cried so much on tele in all my life.'  

Great friendship: The promotional video shows teases the duo embarking on a two year journey with expert genealogists and historians in search of their ancestral history

Great friendship: The promotional video shows teases the duo embarking on a two year journey with expert genealogists and historians in search of their ancestral history

Emotional: Dec opens the trailer by admitting: 'It's not lost on us how lucky we are that we met each other. 'I'm getting emotional now,' chuckles the presenter as he holds back tears

Emotional: Dec opens the trailer by admitting: 'It's not lost on us how lucky we are that we met each other. 'I'm getting

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