Ant and Dec ready to rhumble to chart-topping status
After reprising their roles as PJ and Duncan on the most recent edition of Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, Ladbrokes have opened a range of markets regarding the Geordie duo.
The pair performed their 1994 hit, which reached number nine in the charts following its initial release, in front of a massive audience exceeding seven million.
And the fact that their performance came on television’s highest-rated programme for that day has seemed to aid Let’s Get Ready to Rhumble’s chart resurgence.
Indeed, the single has roared to the pinnacle of the iTunes chart, forcing Ladbrokes to go 8/11 that they maintain top spot in Sunday’s official Top 40.
Their display, which featured an impeccably performed dance routine identical to that which accompanied the track’s initial release 19 years ago, sparked a frenzy among fans of the presenters, and has even left some hoping for new musical material from the pair.
Ladbrokes offer 16/1 that Ant and Dec reach number one with a fresh musical offering this year, whilst they can alternatively be backed at 50/1 to take the Christmas number one spot.
However, as their most recent performance was in keeping with ‘The Big Reunion’ theme of the show, it seems their musical performance was strictly a one-off.
Suggestions that the pair are ready to take Saturday Night Takeaway to America further strengthen these claims, as television projects are expected to continue to take precedent ahead of any music commitments.
Therefore, it looks to be in punters’ best interests to concentrate solely on the immediate future of their musical career, as a first-ever Top 40 number one appears in the offing.
With a huge buzz still prevalent regarding Ant and Dec’s recent performance, 8/11 looks a very fair price that they top the next full renewal of the charts.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.