Ant and Dec 'to sign £30m ITV deal'
- Bang Showbiz
- 7 September 2016
Ant and Dec are set to sign a new three-year contract with ITV that will be worth around £30 million
Ant and Dec are set to sign a new £30 million contract with ITV.
The presenting duo, both 40, will soon put pen to paper on a new three-year contract with the broadcaster after months of negotiations, and are keen to sort things out before they head out to Australia in October for the new series of 'I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here'.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror newspaper, Ant said: "Let's be honest it is close. We have had people come and discuss stuff with us but we love ITV and all the programmes we make there and they want us to stay. Before we go to Oz we want to sort it out, yeah."
Dec added: "We are not on the dotted line yet but we want to stay and they want us to stay. It is just ironing out all the bits and bobs. It will have to be signed before we go to Oz because then we will be at the end of the year and we are fairly close."
The pair - who present some of ITV's biggest shows including 'Britain's Got Talent' - have also revealed that while they have talked about other projects, they are in no rush to put them into action.
Dec said: "The whole Netflix/Amazon thing, theatre tour and other stuff are not necessarily for right now. It is still being talked about but is hopefully in the short to medium term."
The news of a new contract comes after the pair - who's real names are Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly - picked up two TV Choice Awards on Monday (05.09.16).
'Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway' won Best Entertainment Programme, and 'I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here' took home the prize for Best Reality Programme.