Ant and Dec to celebrate 25th anniversary with ITV by extending their contract for three more years 


Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly will be celebrating 25 years with ITV by extending their current exclusive relationship for a further three years.

The new contract comes at the start of a busy year for the award winning duo, who throughout 2023 will host brand new series of five shows.

These are Ant & Dec’s Limitless Win, Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, Britain’s Got Talent, I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! and I’m A Celebrity South Africa, which features some of the show’s favourite camp mates from the last 20 years.

Hurray! Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly will be celebrating 25 years with ITV by extending their current exclusive relationship for a further three years

Limitless Win, which launched in January 2022, became ITV’s biggest brand-new entertainment series launch since The Masked Singer, drawing in 6.1 million viewers for its launch. 

Meanwhile, 2022’s series of I’m A Celebrity, which returned to Australia for the first time since 2019, achieved the show’s biggest ratings in four years, with the final peaking at 11.5 million viewers.

Throughout their tenure at ITV, the pair have won 43 National Television Awards and 18 BAFTA Television Awards.

Kevin Lygo, Managing Director for Media and Entertainment at ITV, said: ‘The world of television and streaming is always a much brighter place with Ant & Dec at the centre of it, and we look forward to continuing our successful working relationship with them across the next three years.’

Busy bees: The new contract comes at the start of a busy year for the award winning duo, who throughout 2023 will host brand new series of five shows

Busy bees: The new contract comes at the start of a busy year for the award winning duo, who throughout 2023 will host brand new series of five shows

Ant said: ‘We’re so lucky to host the best entertainment shows in the world. We absolutely love our shows and we are both extremely happy and very excited to extend our relationship with ITV for another 3 years.’

Dec said: ‘We can’t believe we are reaching 25 years exclusively with ITV. Especially as we are both only turning 30 this year…!’

It comes after Dec made a hilarious naked revelation as he and Ant appeared on Scott Mills’ Radio 2 and BBC Sounds show, earlier this month.

Winners: Throughout their tenure at ITV, the pair have won 43 National Television Awards and 18 BAFTA Television Awards

Winners: Throughout their tenure at ITV, the pair have won 43 National Television Awards and 18 BAFTA Television Awards

The presenter, 47, recalled sleepwalking through a hotel corridor while completely naked, waking up during the stroll.

Likening himself to the title of reality show Naked And Afraid, the presenter jested that he was exactly that during the out-of-body experience.

Scott asked whether the duo had heard of TV show Naked and Afraid as he explained that the set looked similar to I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here’s set. 

Admitting that he hadn’t seen the show but had a similar experience, Dec said: ‘I was like that once at a hotel in Nottingham where I slept-walked naked in the corridor. 

Revelations: It comes after Dec made a hilarious naked revelation as he and Ant appeared on Scott Mills' Radio 2 and BBC Sounds show, earlier this month

Funny: Ant was left laughing as Dec recalled sleepwalking through a hotel corridor while completely naked, waking up during the stroll.

Revelations: It comes after Dec made a hilarious naked revelation as he and Ant appeared on Scott Mills’ Radio 2 and BBC Sounds show, earlier this month

‘I woke up to the door clicking behind me. I was naked and afraid then too,’ he laughed.

While witty Ant chimed in: ‘So was the person opposite looking through the peep hole’.

While Declan didn’t say when and where it happened, the moment was still a shocking one. 

Earlier in the show, the pair spoke about their routine while filming I’m A Celebrity, which came to an end last month. 

‘What do you do in your spare time [on the show]? Little bit of golf is it?’ questioned Scott.

While Dec confirmed they do play some golf, as Ant explained: ‘Our families came out this year so it was a bit more mature. Not just a lad’s holiday!’

The duo added that it used to be like a ‘stag do’ when they spent time in Australia to film the early seasons of the show.

But now, Dec explained: ‘We get off at midday, we have a few hours, we have dinner at 4.30 and go to bed at 6 o’clock.’ 

Naked and afraid! 'I woke up to the door clicking behind me. I was naked and afraid then too,' he laughed

Naked and afraid! ‘I woke up to the door clicking behind me. I was naked and afraid then too,’ he laughed

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