Ant and Dec sign ITV golden handcuffs deal
- Bang Showbiz
- 9 November 2011
Ant and Dec have signed a £20 million golden handcuffs deal with ITV, which will see them bring back their show 'Saturday Night Takeaway'
Ant and Dec have signed a £20 million golden handcuffs deal with ITV.
While the Geordie presenting duo will continue to present 'I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here', 'Britain's Got Talent' and 'Saturday Night Takeaway', their show 'Push The Button' has been axed after two years, but the broadcaster has not ruled out bringing it back at some stage.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Ant and Dec are a massive investment but they're worth every penny. There is talk of pay cuts but ITV wouldn't really risk losing them. They're one of the biggest assets the channel has. They work so hard and pull in more viewers than any other host or team.
"Ant and Dec own 'Push The Button' and might bring it back one day - but it's off the schedule for now."
The cheeky pair are thrilled to have signed the deal - worth £5 million a year each - with Ant saying: "We are really pleased to sign with ITV for another two years and continue to make the programmes we love."
Dec added: "We always said we'd bring back 'Saturday Night Takeaway' so we're delighted plans are now in place. We have lots of fresh and exciting ideas for the new series."