Theoretically, there’s no end to the prize money in this primetime quiz where the Geordie duo ramp up the tension like pantomime dames
Given their decades-long ubiquity, it’s weird to realise that Ant and Dec don’t actually make a lot of television shows. Just three really, at the moment: Saturday Night Takeaway, I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! and Britain’s Got Talent. In TV years, all three are positively ancient, with the first two starting in 2002 and the third in 2007.
With hits as perennial as these, it’s little wonder that Ant and Dec don’t choose to branch out more, especially when their efforts to host new shows tend to flounder and die in the space of a year or two. Anyone remember PokerFace? Push the Button? Red or Black? In all honesty, probably not.