Ant & Dec Under Fire But This Time It's For Real

TV presenters come under rocket attack at Afghanistan's Kandahar airport

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They’ve been dodging quite a bit of flak recently but not even iin their wildest dreams did Ant & Dec expect to come under rocket fire.

On a recent mission to present a Pride of Britain Award to the brave medics at Camp Bastion, the pair found themselves under fire from a rocket attack at Kandahar airport, in Afghanistan's Helmand Province.

Twelve men were injured, in the attack which the Chiswick based TV presenters watched in ‘stunned silence’. "We honestly felt we were all going to die," Lance Corporal Paul Ramsbottom of the 1st Royal Irish Battalion told Ant & Dec after his unit came under fire from the Taliban.

Ant told ITN News, "It was pretty hairy, not something I'd like to experience again. All the guys around us were pulling on body armour. We couldn't believe how close we were to being hit. It shows what our troops go through every day."

Although they escaped unharmed from Afghanistan, Ant & Dec faced a new attack when they arrived home. America comedian, Anthony Kalloniatis, is seeking a legal injunction to prevent them from appearing on US television under the name Ant and Dec.

Kalloniastis, who also goes by the name Ant, is seeking £16million in compensation claiming that the British Ant is placing his career in jeopardy because the US viewing public are confusing the two names.

October 2, 2008