The essential relationship lessons you can learn from Ant and Dec

Ever since they first met on the set of the BBC drama Byker Grove at the age of 13, Ant and Dec have been each other’s rock, their other halves, their one. (Even though Ant may have gone off and married someone else.)

These cheeky chaps have grown up in the public eye and have one of the most stable relationships in showbiz.

Have you ever noticed how happy they look to be in each other’s company? Well wouldn’t you be when you were working alongside the love of your life?

Here are just a few of the beautiful life lessons this duo have taught us on how to be the perfect couple…

Be each other’s best friends

A bit of healthy competition is good for a relationship

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Capture, keep and treasure happy memories

Don’t be ashamed to shout about your love from the rooftops (or the sidelines in this case)

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Believe in love at first sight

Be silly every now and then

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Push each other to become the best you can be

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Don’t let anything get in the way of Christmas fun

Never speak over each other

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Celebrate in each other’s successes

Never openly criticise one another’s driving

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Support each other’s career choices

Find each other hilarious

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Take equal roles when it comes to family life

Dance like you did that very first time

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Share the household chores

Keep each other’s secrets, but tell each other everything

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Don’t be afraid of public romantic gestures

And understand that a cuddle sometimes is all you need to make everything okay

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