Manzai Conspiracy Theory (not really)

So I didn’t even know about the Two Ronnies until today. They apparently had a show on BBC from 1971. In Japan, Beat Takeshi and Beat Kiyoshi formed their manzai act, Two Beat (aka Two Beats) shortly after that and first appeared on NHK in 1976.
Or did Takeshi borrow the naming scheme from the Ronnies?
BTW, the naming is pretty much the only thing these two duos have in common:

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