After their Stephen Hawking joke left some I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here fans unimpressed, Ant and Dec admit they've heard from the physician...
Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly got into a lot of trouble last month when they made a bit of a gag at Professor Stephen Hawking’s expense.
In case you missed it, the I’m A Celebrity duo conducted a sketch that showed Ant fake-calling Hawking as a robot voice mimicked the famous physicist replied after Scarlett Moffatt admitted to once emailing him her theory about time travel.
At the time, the duo’s skit were slammed by some viewers on Twitter as being ‘wrong’ and ‘distasteful’, with the joke massively dividing opinion online.
However, Dec has now confessed that he and Ant have actually heard from Stephen Hawking himself about it since. And guys, he took it ALL in jest.
‘We got an email from Stephen Hawking after that,’ Dec told The Mirror. ‘He said he enjoyed her thoughts on the pyramids and enjoyed the sketch that we did in the studio. So that was a highlight.’
Wowza. We’re not going to lie, that’s pretty damn cool.
Since I’m A Celeb has finished, Ant and Dec have been busy tweeting about what a great time they had presenting this year’s show.
‘Thanks for ur company these last 3 weeks, we hope uv loved it as much as we have. Well done celebs and congrats Scarlett. D #ImACeleb’, they captioned a snap of them with winner Scarlett.
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They also posted: ‘Well what a bloody great series!! Thank you all sooo much for watching. And @ScarlettMoffatt big big Congratulations!! A Xxxxxxx’ after the final.
*Sigh*. We miss them already…