Issue 164 – 21 December 2002

There isn’t always many perks when you work for The Mag but back in the Sir Bobby Robson era there was a call at the office, “Would you like to come and interview Any & Dec?”.

“I’ll get my coat!”.

What you see on television is what you get, two very talented performers who are remarkably unspoilt considering their profile. Back in 2002 they were doing the publicity grind for their latest venture and in amongst the media scrum they are obliged to feed, they fancied a bit of light relief in talking about their real love, Newcastle United.

They were equally funny and charming, a credit to their roots, and this interview is one of my personal highlights of being involved in The Mag,

Read on for this classic interview and Ant & Dec’s take on being famous Geordies who just want to go for a pint and watch the match, I’ll drink to that!

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