The nation's favourite TV hosts Ant and Dec are hoping to launch a book of showbiz secrets to mark their 30 years in TV.

The Geordie duo are in talks with several publishers to rustle up what would be their second book, and it has already caused a bidding war.

Ant and Dec, both 44, released a joint autobiography in 2010 called Ooh! What a Lovely Pair: Our Story, and now want to release another full of unheard anecdotes during their rise to fame.

And the pair's plan is paying off, as 12 publishers are fighting to sell it for a rather huge figure - and it could rake in millions for the TV presenters.

Ant and Dec have been presenting for almost 30 years

A source told The Sun: "The idea of a book to mark 30 years has been talked about by Ant and Dec and their team for a while.

"But as soon as word got out to the industry publishers were chomping at the bit.

"As it stands 12 publishing houses are bidding for it and it will sell for a massive figure."

They began their journey together on Byker Grove in 1990

It has also been described as "the celebrity book of the year" as the close pals are national treasures.

The book deal hasn't yet been confirmed but according to the publication, it's thought it will be released in September.

The same month marks the anniversary of their first joint appearance in kids TV show Byker Grove back in 1990.

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It comes after the pair discovered they are in fact cousins during their emotional TV documentary Ant & Dec's DNA Journey.

The  I'm A Celebrity hosts have been best pals for years, so to find out they are blood-related cousins left the pair feeling overwhelmed with happiness.

A representative for Ant and Dec has been contacted by Mirror Online for comment.

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