Ant & Dec to help launch Saturday Night Takeaway in the US

Published Monday, Aug 17 2015, 10:09 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Ant & Dec will travel to the US next month to help launch the American version of Saturday Night Takeaway.

Everyone's favourite TV duo are "heavily involved" in the US edition of their popular UK series - renamed Best Time Ever in the States - but they've handed the presenting reigns over to How I Met Your Mother actor Neil Patrick Harris.

Ant and Dec with their two gongs after winning at the TV BAFTAs - 10 May 2015.

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According to Daily Star Sunday, they'll fly to New York in September to join Neil as he rehearses for and then presents the very first live-show on 15th September.

Neil said: "[Ant & Dec] are going to come and be a part of it. They are the loveliest guys you'll ever meet."

He added that Ant & Dec's successful TV record in the UK means it's likely the US version of Saturday Night Takeaway will be a smash hit as well. "Ant & Dec have been doing the show for 12 seasons in the UK and they just won two Baftas back to back, so it's a well-oiled machine. We're not going out on a limb here."

Saturday Night Takeaway launched in the UK way back in 2002, and a 13th series has already been confirmed for 2016. There has also been a spinoff arena tour.

The show has been critically acclaimed and a ratings success, as well as picking up numerous awards including Baftas for 'Best Entertainment Programme' and 'Entertainment Performance'.

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