Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (2002– )
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The thing about Ant and Dec is you have to forget all the stupid, unimpressive things they do and really persevere because every now again they'll deliver a line that'll get your sides splitting. I think they're much better just improvising - working without a script. They are charming at times, any one has to admit to that. But sometimes, the things they do, I mean, they put a bit of plastic on their face with a huge camera following them around, and they expect people to believe them to be normal people? Er....no.
So all in all it isn't the best thing you'll ever see but it's far from the worst.
Thank you guys for bringing laughter and entertainment to our Saturday nights.
The show usually includes Ant and Dec showing off, a prank on a celebrity which includes them dressing up which makes them look stupid and young Ant and Dec interviewing a celebrity (more showing off).
Despite all this, this show is quite popular and has even won awards. Certainly not family viewing, for younger children only.
I find this show very childish at times.
However, fast forward to 2013 and the show was back with a new energy, new bits of fun and games and it was like welcoming back an old friend. Ant and Dec won awards, scored a number one record and all was well.
This latest series (2014) hasn't been quite as good but the standard remains very high. Long may it continue.
First aired in 2002, Ant and Dec took the 'Noel's House Party' formula from the 1990's and reintroduced it with success, features include 'Little Ant & Dec', 'Ant & Dec Undercover', 'Beat the Boys' and 'Ant v Dec'. All these add up to a fun-filled show that doesn't involve voting off celebrities or hopeless singers and I really enjoy it.
I don't feel the show has quite the same atmosphere as 'Noel's House Party' and sadly some of the features such as 'Little Ant & Dec' and 'Ant & Dec Undercover' have seemed to have disappeared from later series but other than that, this is a great Saturday Night show.