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Monday, 3 December, 2001, 11:17 GMT
Ant and Dec: Your views
Comedy duo Ant and Dec appeared on their hit ITV shows SM:tv and cd:uk for the last time on 1 December.Disclaimer: The BBC will put up as many of your comments as possible but we cannot guarantee that all e-mails will be published. The BBC reserves the right to edit comments that are published.
The pair have presented the shows for three years but are now moving on to new primetime projects.
SM:tv and cd:uk will continue to be broadcast on Saturday mornings with current presenter Cat Deeley at the helm alongside newcomer James Redmond, who plays Finn in Hollyoaks.
So what did you think of the last shows for the popular Geordie double act? Can it ever be the same without them?
Ant and Dec, only two words to describe them - sidesplittingly funny! Saturday mornings will never be the same. Good luck in everything you do, lads. You are stars! Thanks for making me laugh till I cry!
Cat Deeley is beautiful but Ant and Dec made the show. On the bright side, perhaps I will now be able to get some work done on Saturday mornings!
SM:tv and CD:UK will never be the same without duo. They were without doubt the best thing about TV on a Saturday and I hope they continue to play a major part in UK television.
They have always been fresh, funny, creative, and what makes them so successful is their friendship. I would even go as far as to say they are the Morecombe and Wise of this decade - a real class act. I wish them every success in the future - you cheeky chappies!
I can't wait to see them go, their programme is dismal, it's a disgrace.
Ant and Dec have been fantastic, showing a developing talent and great comic timing. I think they know though, that the show is bigger than just them, and with the right support it will continue to prosper.
Nick Greaves, England
Good luck to Cat - she held it together throughout a very emotional show. Well done to everyone!
I regularly used to tune in when I wasn't working. It is such a funny show (my kind of humour). It's a pity they won't be on anymore - the show is not going to be the same. It wasn't just the pair who made the show such fun, it was Cat also adding chemistry.
Saturday mornings will be so dull now! The show just won't be the same without them. Live and Kicking used to be great a few years ago but nothing has come along to rival Ant and Dec since. Presenters really do make or break programmes such as this.
Sheer stupid nonsense - it was absolutely brilliant - the only thing that could get me out of bed on a Saturday morning. Can't wait to see what they get up to next. All the best to Cat too!
Gary , Scotland
Their childish sub-series Chums was the biggest waste of time I have ever seen. Sooner that is off the TV the better.
The people who are commenting negatively about Ant and Dec don't know what they are talking about. SM:tv was the only thing that got me out of bed on Saturday mornings. If you want to see so called "rubbish presenting" just turn over to BBC1 and watch Joe Mace and Danni Behr. Absolutely terrible.
No, it will not be good without Ant and Dec.
They've been the only way to get over a hangover for the last few years! Good luck to Cat Deeley and James Redmond - I'm sure they'll do a great job, but I can't see the programme being what it was when Ant and Dec were there.
Ant and Dec were great. Good luck to Cat. The show on Saturday morning was excellent. Four other friends and I sat and watched it all and at the end we had a little cry - we will miss them, what will be the point of getting up on a Saturday morning now? Thanks guys, you have been fantastic.
Very funny last show, I think the beauty of them is they don't mind making fun of themselves, Saturday mornings will never be the same again!
It's hard to say which one I'll miss most. I like them both, but I think I like Ant a little bit more than Dec.
Phil White, UK
The only Saturday morning show in the same league is Tiswas. High praise indeed!
Ant and Dec are not in the least bit funny, just insulting. BBC One's Live and Kicking was the best programme ever, it was even educational at times as well as funny. Now BBC One has The Saturday Show 52 weeks a year and I hope it brings all the viewers back to the BBC - come on Dani and Joe, you can do it!
The only good thing about Ant and Dec leaving SM:tv is that I will no longer have to choose between them and
Jonathan Ross on BBC Radio 2. I think they are exceptionally funny and hope that other projects they do allow them as much freedom to be themselves
as SM:tv did.
David Jones, Wales
Ant and Dec are the best thing on telly. The whole format for SM:tv is great, and Cat has been brilliant, but somehow Saturday mornings will never be the same. I might even start to look forward to weekends away!
I just hope ITV will let them have so much fun in prime-time. Adults enjoy a laugh too.
When me and a friend watched the last ever Ant & Dec SM:tv & CD:uk we cried, it was such an emotional programme.They are both brilliant and you can't imagine one without the other and I'd wish them both all the best in the future.
The only thing that kept me going all day at work on a Saturday was knowing that Ant and Dec were being video-taped by my husband. The last show was a classic, especially the last Chums - Cat and Dec kissing and Mariah Carey doing her best to understand the humour.
They have been awful, truly rubbish. Bring back Zoe and Jamie.
Childish, boorish, infantile humour of the lowest form. Absolutely brilliant. I loved it - just what you need on a Saturday morning. They managed to provide something for adults as well as kids - which is sadly missing in the other side (sorry Beeb). If I have a choice of my kids watching a show with me that I'm going to be mindnumbingly bored with or one I can enjoy too - guess which one we watch!
Wonkey Donkey, Challenge Ant, Chums - all classics. The only thing I never got was the Pokemon stuff.
I am with the masses - what am I going to do on a Saturday morning now? Ant and Dec's humour on SM:tv worked on so many levels. Kids saw surface and the grown-ups saw the real jokes. Chums was a regular discussion point down the local pub. Either we are all very old and sad or just (Like Ant and Dec) enjoy stupidity and harmless fun. Who can beat the supreme double act that is Ant and Dec? Very few I suspect.
Ant and Dec are fantastic and their final show was fantastic. They are both excellent entertainers and I feel that there is a lot more to come from them. Their down to earth approach and sharp responses have always made their interviews a joy to watch and their presenting of the sometimes cringeworthy Pop Idol has been nothing short of brilliant! Anyone who would rather watch the absolutely appalling Dani Behr cartoon vehicle on the BBC missed a real treat on Saturday. Good luck boys, can't wait to see what's next!
Julia & Aimee, London
Childish, low IQ programme, could the money be spent on something better? No, this was truely a classic programme, all three of them are great and down to earth, I'll miss the two of them. I'm 30 by the way.
It was just so sad - especially the end of Chums. Cannot believe how well I feel I've got to know the three amigos over the years. Good luck to Cat for the future and big good luck to the boys!
I feel that Ant and Dec were outstanding presenters, they brightened up a Saturday morning. Good luck for the future lads, you have done well for yourselves!
Excellent. SM:tv has been the only thing to watch on a Saturday morning for the last 3 and a half years. The best clip of all time has to be "Let's get ready to Rhumble"!
Good luck to Cat but... what will we do without Ant & Dec?
Ant & Dec are true entertainers! They took Saturday morning TV and made it fun, no matter what your age was. Their friendship certainly made them genuine guys and we could see that they really enjoyed what they were doing. To all those sending negative comments, calm down and enjoy it for what it was, a bit of fun with stars just messing about! Will miss you Ant & Dec. Good luck for the future!
Ant and Dec have revolutionised children's television. They salvaged their careers in Phoenix-like fashion, and as someone who has grown up with them it has been great to see. People who don't like the show clearly don't get it - they have turned children's TV into family TV. Not into outdated "watch with mother" tripe, they have created something that is genuinely funny on every level.
I think the ratings demonstrate the comic talent these two have. Complete naturals to the camera, imagine what they could do with semi-decent scriptwriting. The trick is now to see if they can sustain the adult audience's attention as long as they did the younger generation's.
When the show started I wasn't that impressed but I knew Ant & Dec had great potential and after a few months they started to be enjoyed by both kids and adults on Saturday mornings. Whether they will be successful in prime time I'm not sure after that embarrassment "Slap Bang" but they have been excellent on "Friends Like These" and "Pop Idol" despite both shows not being made for them on the whole. I hope they continue to be successful.
Michaela Holmes (12), UK
Ant and Dec are the funniest people on television and I will miss them.
Simply brilliant, they retained their accessability and natural charm while growing and developing a great TV style, they make it look like anyone could do it, that's how good they are! They also could corpse with the best of them!
Good luck Ant, Dec and Cat for the future. Ant and Dec, you have entertained me very well for 3and a half years and I will still watch SM:tv in the future as Cat is still there to entertain me. Its the only show that actually keeps me awake and happy on a Saturday morning rather than sending me back to sleep like the other side would. Llong live SM:tv and Cat. Keep watching folks. Me andmy mates would rather not have to resort to the Beeb because everyone switches off.
The golden boys of Saturday morning TV have left the building. Thanks for the laughs!
Saturday morning TV just won't be the same without them. Is there a helpline?
Well, what can I say that hasn't already been said? Ant and Dec were fantastic on SM:tv.The only thing to get me out of bed. I shed a tear along with everyone else on their last show. It was like saying goodbye to old friends. I'm 30 and proud to be an Ant & Dec fan.
Good luck for everything you do in the future
I will miss them dearly, especially Dec. Saturday mornings will never be the same. I will miss the great chums.
Fantastic! Saturday mornings will never be the same. I just hope they realise it and will get to read all of the praise that people have written here. Well done lads and good luck in the future.
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