Ant and Dec have been caught in a Taliban rocket attack while visiting Afghanistan to present an award for bravery.

The Mirror reports the Geordie TV presenters were in the war zone to present a Mirror Pride of Britain award, but got a first-hand taste of what the troops face each day.

Ant, 32, said: “It was pretty hairy – not something I’d like to experience again. All the guys around us were pulling on body armour.

“We couldn’t believe how close we were to being hit. It shows what our troops go through every day.”

Dec, 33, said: “One minute everything was calm and the next the sirens were wailing.”

Ant and Dec were waiting to catch a military flight when the Taliban attacked Kandahar airport. The rocket, fired from the mountains near the Nato airfield, narrowly missed dozens of planes and buildings.

Ant and Dec made the trip to Bastion to present a Mirror Pride of Britain award to the Medical Emergency Response Team, who risk their lives daily to rescue wounded colleagues.