When Ant and Dec were PJ and Duncan – did you catch these shows?

PJ and Duncan in action at Sunderland Empire back in 1995.
PJ and Duncan in action at Sunderland Empire back in 1995.

Today Ant and Dec are two of our best known and most liked TV hosts.

Back in 1995 though they were young pop whippersnappers PJ And Duncan.

Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly with Nicola Gray, from South Shields.

Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly with Nicola Gray, from South Shields.

Our pictures from the archives catches them on stage in Sunderland in July of that year. Were you at the gig?

Just over six months later, they were pictured with Nicola Gray, from South Shields, supporting Cafod (the international development charity).

It would be great to hear from Nicola about her meeting with the budding stars.

Also from the archives (from 1995) come pictures of former M People singer Heather Small, during a show in Shields’ Bents Park.

Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, or PJ and Duncan, as they were known.

Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, or PJ and Duncan, as they were known.

Heather Small  of M People performing in South Shields.

Heather Small of M People performing in South Shields.

Heather Small of M People, back in December 1995.

Heather Small of M People, back in December 1995.