Ant and Dec have the perfect response to Jeremy Corbyn failing to recognise them

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Ant and Dec took a cheeky shot back at Jeremy Corbyn after he failed to recognise the popular presenters during a TV debate.

The Geordie duo - who made their names on Byker Grove and have gone on to present I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!, Britain's Got Talent and Saturday Night Takeaway - were asked by a Twitter user if they had heard of the Labour leader.

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Popular presenting duo Ant and Dec joked they had no idea who Jeremy Corbyn was (Ian West/PA)

"Who?" they tweeted back with a winking emoji.

Corbyn and his leadership rival, Owen Smith, were tested on their pop culture knowledge during a live debate on BBC One's Victoria Derbyshire show on Wednesday.

But he failed to identify Labour supporters Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly when shown a photo of the pair.

He told host Victoria: "I cannot name them, I'm really sorry."

Jeremy Corbyn takes part in a Labour leadership hustings at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead hotel.
Jeremy Corbyn could not recognise the famous Labour supporters (Danny Lawson/PA)

After being told who they were, he added: "I hope they'll be happy about this. They sent a letter of support.

"I will apologise humbly for my mistake. I do apologise, it's all right."

One Twitter fan of Ant and Dec was quick to suggest they sign Corbyn up for the next series of I'm A Celebrity and its infamous Bushtucker Trials.

Another was quick to make a joke about the gaffe, comparing them to Corbyn and Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell.