Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway to return in 2014

by | Mar 29, 2013 | All, TV News

ITV today announces the recommission of Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, confirming that the hugely popular series, from the twelve time National TV Award winners, is to return to screens in 2014.

Produced by ITV Studios, Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway is currently averaging an impressive 7.1 million so far this series; making it the show’s most watched series since 2005.

Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway exploded back onto screens this February with 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, with plenty of amazing prizes on offer.

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. ”

Peter Fincham, ITV’s Director of Television said, “Ant and Dec are entertainers at the very top of their game and we couldn’t be more proud to have them on ITV. The team have delivered a triumphant series and we look forward to bringing our audience more of their inimitable brand of fast paced, family entertainment 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.”

Siobhan Greene, Director of Entertainment, ITV Studios said, “Ant and Dec’s talent is dazzling and as a production team we are all so proud to be part of a show that is entertaining the nation every Saturday night.”


        Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway Continues Saturday at 7.00pm on ITV.

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