Ant and Dec, 45, presented the iconic kids show alongside Cat Deeley from 1998-2001 – with a X-rated remark Dec made about the S Club 7 singer resurfacing on the social media platform recently.
The clip starts with the presenters counting down some memorable moments from the show, with Cat saying: ‘Our number four moment is the pottery wheel with Rachel.
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‘The lads always, always get very excited if Rachel or S Club 7 ever come on the show, she’s known as ‘the lovely Rachel’ and is one of our closest friends.
‘This is one moment that I know in particular sticks with Declan.
Dec, who was smiling and moaning quietly throughout Cat’s speech then said to his co-presenters: ‘I’ve got a st***y now! Am I allowed to say that?’ as a shocked Cat gasped and the audience laughed.
The TikTok was captioned ‘What does Dec say!’ with one fan responding: ‘I always thought Dec was the sweet and innocent one out of the two.’
Cheely: Ant and Dec, 45, presented the iconic kids show alongside Cat Deeley from 1998-2001 – with a X-rated remark Dec made about the S Club 7 singer resurfacing on the social media platform recently (pictured 2001)
Another wrote: ‘How did he get away with that?!’ while a third typed: ‘Not sure he’d be allowed to say that on TV these days.’
Another commented: ‘No way did he say that on SM:TV!’
SM:TV Live was first broadcast on August 29, 1998 and ran until December 27, 2003.
Last month, the original hosts Cat, Ant and Dec reflected on their time as hosts of the hugely-popular ITV show in a reunion special.
After first arriving on the showbiz scene 30 years ago as PJ and Duncan in Byker Grove, they decided they wanted to step away from their record deal and break into TV presenting.
Wow: Dec, who was smiling and moaning quietly throughout Cat’s speech then said to his co-presenters: ‘I’ve got a st***y now! Am I allowed to say that?’ as a shocked Cat gasped and the audience laughed’
Ant and Dec explained that they pitched an idea for a music show for Saturday morning TV on ITV, while the broadcaster returned with a counter offer as they admitted they had been wanting to do something similar for a long time.
However they actually turned the channel down twice, before eventually striking a deal.
Dec said: ‘We were turning down a massive commission, 52 weeks of the year for three hours every Saturday.’
‘Then we realised we were looking a gift horse in the mouth.’
However Ant and Dec weren’t the only stars of the show, memorably Cat was the third member of their trio, who helped carve out the success of the show.
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Dec said: ‘We knew we wanted a girl involved, just didn’t know who it would be.’
Then Cat added: ‘It was sold as music show, I didn’t really want to do a kids show. I was told they’ll be no puppets or talking down to kids. It’s going to be a cool music show.’
Telling the story of how they decided on Cat, Ant revealed: ‘The night before we’d been to a restaurant after the football, Dec got a bit tipsy and fell off his chair. There was a couple on a date who looked over and tutted.’
However little did they know, someone had told Cat the story and she used it to her advantage to wind the boys up during their first meeting.
Blast from the past: SM:TV Live was first broadcast on August 29, 1998 and ran until December 27, 2003 (pictured in 1998)
Cat told a horrified Dec: ‘We’ve met before, I was out with my boyfriend in a Chinese restaurant and you ruined our dinner and fell off a chair.’
Dec admitted he could feel himself going ‘redder and redder’, before Cat admitted she was winding him up.
Clearly impressed by her boldness, Ant said: ‘If you’ve got the brass neck to wind us up in the first 30 seconds of meeting us. Then you’re the girl.’
Reflecting: Ant McPartlin, Declan Donnelly and Cat Deeley reflected on their time as hosts of the hugely-popular ITV show in a special last month