Ant And Dec Set To Sign New ITV Deal, Ending Speculation They Would Quit Network

Their new three-year contract is rumoured to be worth a whopping £30m.

Ant and Dec are poised to sign a new deal with ITV, ending speculation they may quit the broadcaster to join an on-demand service.

The duo sparked rumours they may leave shows including ‘Saturday Night Takeaway’ and ‘I’m A Celebrity’ to join Amazon Prime or Netflix earlier this year, when they said they were unsure about returning to ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ as their current contract was up for renewal.

<strong>Ant and Dec are staying with ITV</strong>
Ant and Dec are staying with ITV
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However, they have now told The Mirror that they are about to seal the deal on a new three-year contract, which is said to be worth £30 million.

Dec also admitted that other projects they had considered - including an Amazon or Netflix show, a theatre tour and and a new sitcom - were now on the back burner.

<strong>'Saturday Night Takeaway' is just one of the hit shows they host</strong>
'Saturday Night Takeaway' is just one of the hit shows they host
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The 40-year-old stars, who shot to fame as teenagers on the children’s show ‘Byker Grove’, raked in over £7million last year from the three companies responsible for their TV business activities, according to Companies House.

Ant pocketed £3million in the year to the end of June, while Dec raked in slightly more with earnings of £3.38million.

Dec also made just under £3m in investments and got a cash injection from disposing of an unknown asset for £1.76million.

This meant his shared at his company Deecourt topped a huge £12.4million, while Ant’s shareholder funds at Teecourt are worth £12.3million.


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