Ant and Dec take over Saturday Nights again!
Following an average of 7.1 million, Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway has been recommissioned by ITV to return in 2014.
The twelve time National TV Award winners, returned in February to make this series the most watched since 2005 – including a host of huge scale stunts, hilarious sketches, and appearances from a whole host of A List stars.
Cameras have been turned on members of the public as the Geordie duo have sprung surprises on both the studio audience and viewers live around the UK, as well as I’m a Celebrity Get Out Of Me Ear and a new Little Ant and Dec, plus the show-stopping End Of The Show Show.
Celebrities taking part in the series have included: Alan Carr, David Walliams, Ashley Roberts, Sharon Osborne, Sir Terry Wogan, Emma Bunton, Aled Jones, Louis Walsh, Mila Kunis and Simon Cowell. Performances have included, Robbie Williams; the cast of Riverdance and the now legendary one time performance of Let’s Get Ready to Rhumble; which has subsequently rocketed up the charts.
Ant said, “We’ve been overwhelmed by the positive reaction to this series, especially after four years off air.”
Dec added, “We’ve absolutely loved every minute of the shows this year and can’t wait to get working on another series for next year. ”
Elaine Bedell, ITV’s Director of Entertainment and Comedy said, “Takeaway has burst back into the schedule this year with some brilliant, original and inventive pieces. It is a great tribute to Ant and Dec, and to the team, that it feels so fresh – and its success has shown there is still very much an enduring audience appetite for high quality, prime time entertainment on Saturday nights.”
Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway is executive produced by Siobhan Greene, Richard Cowles and Becca Walker. The Series Producer is Pete Ogden, the Senior Producer is Gemma Nightingale and the series is directed by Chris Power.