Ant and Dec, the beloved presenting duo who have graced our television screens for an impressive three and a half decades, recently made an announcement that left fans both alarmed and intrigued. They revealed that the upcoming 20th season of their popular show, Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, would be the last for a while. However, those hoping for a break from the dynamic duo’s faces will be disappointed, as they are already in the works for a brand new series to fill the void.
Stephen Mulhern, occasional co-host and friend of Ant and Dec, shared some insight into the duo’s plans. He hinted at a new project in the pipeline, expressing his excitement about what the future holds. In an interview with MailOnline, Stephen pondered the question of what would replace Saturday Night Takeaway. He revealed that discussions among the team had been ongoing, and everyone was brainstorming ideas for the next big thing. Stephen emphasized that Ant and Dec were committed to bringing something “better” and “stronger” to the audience. He also mentioned that the decision to pause Saturday Night Takeaway was driven by a desire to revamp the show and return with renewed vigor after a well-deserved break.
Saturday Night Takeaway, which first aired in 2002, enjoyed a successful run until 2009 before it was temporarily shelved. It made a triumphant return to screens in 2013, delighting fans once again. Ant and Dec surprised fans earlier this year by announcing that the 2024 season would mark the show’s temporary end. In their statement, Ant expressed their love for the show but acknowledged the importance of taking a break after completing 20 series. Dec echoed this sentiment, promising to make the 20th season memorable before the show’s hiatus.
Ant and Dec enthusiasts need not fret for too long, though, as the dynamic duo will soon be back on our screens hosting another one of their massive ITV shows, I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! The show, now in its 23rd season, is set to air this winter, featuring a lineup of celebrities, including rumored participants such as Olivia Attwood from Love Island, The Vivienne, winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, rugby ace Danny Cipriani, and former Prime Minister Liz Truss.
As fans eagerly await the return of Ant and Dec, there is no doubt that whatever project they have in store will be worth the wait. With their creativity, charm, and dedication to entertaining audiences, the duo continues to be an enduring presence in the world of television, promising exciting new adventures for viewers to enjoy.