As Ant McPartlin makes his last appearance on Britain's Got Talent in Saturday's final pre-recorded episode, Dec Donnelly divulged the financial impact of going solo.
In emotional scenes, the embattled star will steal the limelight one final time as he storms the stage with his sidekick where they break into a spontaneous dance.
It will be the last of the duo's cheeky antics together on BGT as Dec will go onto host the semi-finals live without his partner.
Astonishing moment! Ant McPartlin stole the spotlight in emotional final scenes on Britain's Got Talent as Dec Donnelly revealed the financial impact of going solo
In the light of Ant stepping down from his television commitments following his second rehab stint, Dec discussed the monetary impact of going it alone.
He told The Sun's TV Mag: 'A couple of years ago our management said: "Have you considered key man insurance? Because if something were to happen to the other one, your income would probably stop. You’re not going to work on your own."
'We were like: "What do you mean, not going to work on our own?!" Then someone went: "No, no… or it’s just for some money to come in while you decide what to do." We preferred that version!'
Elsewhere in Britain's Got Talent, Ant and Dec even wore personalised LED glasses which flashed up their names during DJ Murray Mint's performance.
The duo danced excitedly, and the pair even managed to get judges David Walliams, 46, and Simon Cowell, 58, to join in on the fun.
In the dancing mood: The presenting duo were so into DJ Murray Mint's fun Disco Inferno performance that they ran on stage to dance alongside his groovy backup dancers
With an infectious energy to him, DJ Murray quickly got the whole audience on their feet as they waved their Great Britain flags in the air as a sign of support.
His stylishly dressed back-up dancers clapped and jumped around on stage, as one woman stepped up to the judge's panel to give them funky Accessories.
David was given a crown, Simon a Hawaiian