From aliens to 80s rockers – What happened to kids presenters Trevor and Simon?

British comedy duo Trevor Neal and Simon Hickson became known throughout the 1980s and 1990s for their work on the BBC shows Going Live! and Live and Kicking.

The friends first met as students at Manchester University in 1981.

They met while working on the university's drama department's Christmas show, which featured Trevor as a squirrel on a skateboard.

They became known for their cheeky sketches together on television, including The Singing Corner, which is where their most famous phrase – "Swing Your Pants" – came from.

They worked with Phillip Schofield (and Gordon the Gopher) on Going Live! between 1987 and 1993, and then Andi Peters, John Barrowman, Zoe Ball and Jamie Theakston on Live and Kicking between 1993 and 1997.

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The lads had a number of high profile guests on The Singing Corner, including Australian pop superstar Kylie Minogue.

And while the Spinning Around songstress played along with their sketches, Simon previously remembered that Bros would not.

Trevor added to the Guardian: "They were nice lads, but they weren't very good at taking the mickey out of themselves. They were too humourless."

Since then, though, Trevor and Simon have been getting up to plenty of other adventures.

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Trevor has played in two rock bands – Sucker, who were based in south east London, as well as the Thanet City Rockers, based in Kent.

Meanwhile, Simon sang in a choir and they've both got involved in charity work.

Elsewhere, they've stuck with showbiz, though moved behind the camera.

Trevor and Simon have written scripts for shows including CBeebies series Dinopaws.

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They also wrote for iconic CITV show My Parents are Aliens, and the ITV OAP prank show Off Your Rockers.

They've popped up on plenty of other shows such as Celebrity Juice, Pointless and This Morning, where they reunited with Phillip Schofield.

But in recent years most of their work has been behind the camera – most recently writing episodes of kids' show Get Well Soon Hospital, with Dr Ranj.

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According to IMDb, both stars appear in the movie Elevator Gods, which has had a very limited release.

A comedy featuring music from the 1980s, its creators asked fans for help finishing the movie with a crowd funder, though its details are currently unavailable.

The duo are no strangers to crowd funding, as they used the platform to create a comedy drama podcast called Strangeness in Space.

Trevor and Simon, along with Doctor Who star Sophie Aldred, appear in the series, which is reminiscent of Red Dwarf.

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