“When you are hosting [the Brits] you have got to commit to it, there's a lot of script writing leading up to it, then there is rehearsal time and you want to do it right.” He added: “So we've had one great year and hopefully another good year and hopefully we can end on a high.” Ant and Dec have also ruled themselves of hosting this year’s X Factor after Olly Murs and Caroline Flack stepped down.
“We did the original Pop Idol, so I don’t think we could go back to do a singing show,” Mc Partlin explained.
In a private civil ceremony that was kept quite even from close friends, Geordie duo Ant and Dec tied the knot in a Chiswick register office on Friday.
The Geordie duo, who will take to the stage to present the music awards ceremony on Wednesday evening, won’t be back next year.
Speaking to BBC’s Newsbeat, the presenting pair explained that they had planned to bow out last year but were so impressed with the line-up that they signed up again.
“We had a great time last year, we were only going to do it one year,” said Declan Donelly.
"I went 'I'm still holding out' and then they went 'we've got Justin Bieber' and then I said 'ok I am in guys'." Ant Mc Partlin explained that their other commitments meant that they wouldn’t be returning to the host the 2017 ceremony.
Since then the pair have made a name for themselves in the UK and US, acting, singing and presenting on such hit shows as The X Factor and Saturday Night Takeaway.
In an interview with Attitude magazine, out tomorrow, Dec reveals how Ant first proposed to him on a trip to America, whilst filming the pilot for a US series of You Bet.Dec, however, was hesitant to commit to Ant at this stage, citing the pair’s busy schedules and Ant’s occasionally violent manner, which had caused the pair to split up frequently throughout the late 90s, putting “serious pressure” on their working relationship.But in August, after springing a surprise trip to Paris and promising to get help for his anger and control issues, Dec was happy to accept Ant’s hand in marriage. The 'mini me' duo from Saturday Night Takeaway are all grown up - and look completely different.James Pallister and Dylan Mc Kenna appeared as the pint-sized Ant Mc Partlin and Dec Donnelly lookalikes on the ITV variety game show until 2013, when they were replaced.It made a lot of sense, really, given that the two pals were nearing their 20s - but we still miss them.