Less beer for the new year say Ant and Dec.

Before Ant and Dec (Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly) became household names as presenters, they had brief careers as actors on Byker Grove followed by a stint in the pop world.

The 21 year old Newcastle duo were guests on 'Echo Island's' Hot Seat where they disclosed that their new year resolution was to cut down on beer to avoid getting  beer bellies and to lift the toilet seat.

This episode of 'Echo Island' was broadcast on 7 January 1997.

‘Echo Island’ was a young people’s programme on Network 2 that was broadcast as part of The Den. Presenters included Dara Ó Briain, Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh, and Carrie Crowley.