Ant and Dec react to Cottingham pupils’ remake of hit music video

This is the incredible moment Ant and Dec reacted as they watched Cottingham primary school pupils’ remake of their Let’s Get Ready to Rhumble music video.

Year 6 pupils at Westfield Primary School starred in the impressive four-minute music video – but they never imagined they would get such a personal response from the popular presenting duo themselves.

Matthew Garnett, deputy head and a Year 6 teacher at the school, worked on the project with his colleagues year 6 teacher Katie Cooper, who had the dancing choreography covered, and teaching assistant Daniel Britton, who took care of filming.

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Mr Garnett said they attempted to mimic the original video as best they could.

“We remade the original video as close as we could,” he said.

“We shared it with the children and spent about four weeks trying to get Ant and Dec to watch it.”

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Year 6 pupils from Westfield Primary School all took part in the music video
Year 6 pupils from Westfield Primary School all took part in the music video

He added: “We tried everything – on social media tagging them, contacting producers of their shows and their agents.

“Their agent sent me a message saying ‘I love this, I’ll make sure they see it’.

“I didn’t tell the children because I didn’t want to get them over-excited.”

Watch the video above to see how Ant and Dec reacted to the music video.



Ant & Dec watching the music video
Ant & Dec watching the music video

Mr Garnett says after it initially went quiet, he then received another message from their agent explaining she had not forgotten and would make sure they saw the video.

And she kept her promise, which could not have come at a better time.

“Unfortunately yesterday, our Year 6 bubble was closed at school so we all got sent home early,” Mr Garnett explained.

“This was meant to be our last week together in school. There was a lot of sad Year 6s around yesterday because they had their final week at primary school cut short.”

But on Tuesday, an email landed in Mr Garnett’s inbox.

“I thought it was just going to be a voice message saying thank you,” he said.

“When it was a two-minute video, I was a bit taken aback. I was a bit over-excited.”

Watch: An extract from Westfield Primary School’s music video – Westfield’s Ready to Rhumble


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Mr Garnett, whose daughter is also a Year 6 pupil at the school, then had to attempt to get as many pupils back online to watch the video at 3pm on Tuesday. This involved his daughter Whatsapping her friends as the pupils involved had not expected to be back online that day.

“We’d have been over the moon if they’d just liked the video on Twitter,” Mr Garnett said. “That would have been amazing. But to get a full-on message and watching them react to our video is fantastic.”

And Ant and Dec’s commentary showed just how “brilliant” they thought it was – with both presenters clapping and declaring it “better than the real thing”. See how it “brightened up” their day in the video at the top of the article.

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Watch Westfield Primary School’s music video in full here.

It is not the first time the school has produced a Year 6 music video and been spotted by a mega star. The first ever Year 6 music video produced by the school, to a will.i.am song in 2017, was seen by the singer himself. Read more on that here.

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