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Last Updated: Tuesday, 17 April 2007, 14:12 GMT 15:12 UK
Two-year ITV deal for Ant and Dec
Ant and Dec
Ant (left) and Dec (right) are two of ITV's biggest stars
TV double act Ant and Dec will stay with broadcaster ITV for the next two years after a signing a deal reported to be worth millions of pounds.

The hosts of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here and Saturday Night Takeaway have been signed to ITV since 2000.

They rank among the channel's most popular presenters and have won two Baftas and six British Comedy awards.

"We are looking forward to continuing to make and host the shows we love," Declan Donnelly said in a statement.

ITV's director of entertainment and comedy Paul Jackson said: "Ant and Dec are undoubtedly the nation's favourite TV presenters.

"To be able to continue working with them exclusively is an absolute delight."

US chance

Donnelly and Anthony McPartlin, both 31, rose to fame in the children's drama series Byker Grove in the early 1990s.

They will next be seen hosting the Pop Idol-style show Britain's Got Talent in June.

The Newcastle duo recently filmed the pilot episode of a game show for US channel ABC. They will still be allowed to work in the US under their deal with ITV.

But newspaper reports that their new contract was worth 40m have been denied.


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