However, possibly the best response to this entire story came from former Shooting Stars host and current Athletico Mince podcast extraordinaire Bob Mortimer.
In between brass hand polishing sessions and attending Middlesbrough matches, Mortimer obviously fancies himself as a bit of a scrapper and challenged both Ant and Dec to a brawl around the back of the shops.
Except the comedian wouldn't be coming alone. He's bringing his partner in comedy crime Vic Reeves along for the scrap. May only the strongest survive.
Dear Ant and Dec .. me and Vic challenge you to a fight round the back of the shops @antanddec #ShopFight