You may remember a few weeks back when Ant and Dec found themselves in ill favour with some fans over a Stephen Hawking sketch on the show. The pair faced backlash after pretending to call the famous professor to verify a theory of the now Queen of the Jungle, Scarlett Moffatt.

An electronic voice was used to impersonate the 74-year-old, who suffers from motor neurone disease, leaving some viewers unimpressed, calling it 'distasteful' and a 'cheap, overdone gag'.

However, in a recent interview with The Mirror, Ant and Dec have said that Hawking emailed them afterwards to say he wasn't offended.

"We got an email from Stephen Hawking after that," Dec said.. "He said he enjoyed her thoughts on the pyramids and enjoyed the sketch that we did in the studio. So that was a highlight."

"He didn't believe (Scarlett's theory) but he loved it!" Ant added.

Scarlett's theory, in case you are wondering, was; "In order to travel back in time we have to go faster than the speed of light. The speed of light is like 319 and then loads of numbers, it’s exactly the same latitude point as the tip of the great Pyramid.

"So I think the pyramids are from the future, I think someone from the future realised we would need them and went back in time and built them."

Oh boy. *Queue Quantum Leap music*