Ant and Dec are planning a return to acting, confirming it's "in the pipeline"

Published Wednesday, Feb 17 2016, 12:31 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Ant and Dec have revealed their return to acting is "in the pipeline" and most likely to be a comedy!

Well this is some great news. The I'm A Celebrity presenters have said they're considering a switch from hosting shows to starring in them.

Ant and Dec pose in the winners room with their awards for Best Entertainment Presenters at the National Television Awards at 02 Arena on January 21, 2015 in London, England.

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In an interview with JON magazine, Ant confirmed the pair might return to where it all began. Nope, not Byker Grove unfortunately, but acting in general.

"We started our careers as actors and we would love to do more of that. We've done a few pilots over the years, developed some sitcom ideas but eventually we would end up doing a comedy sitcom or comedy drama.

"That's the next thing we would do. It's in the pipeline."

Dec continued: "We've looked at it... We might play versions of ourselves or heightened versions of ourselves."

Speaking about their 26-year career in the TV industry, Ant said they feel "lucky" to have experienced so much continued success over time.

He added that because shows fronted by the pair like I'm A Celebrity and Saturday Night Takeaway have been going on for years, the audience "trust" that it's going to be a good show, "because they know we're a good laugh on telly. It's the familiarity that has made us last so long".

To get the point across, Dec went all deep and compared himself and Ant to a trusty item of interior decor: "It's a bit like a lamp..." he said, "everyone has a lamp that they have had for years." True.

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It was first suggested that Ant and Dec were considering other projects when they revealed their 10-year contract with ITV will come to an end in 2016.

Speaking to The Mirror about their future, the Geordie double-act said: "We're not sure, because it's the last year we're contracted for. We'll have to see. It's been 10 great years. Well, nine great years - we're hoping the 10th will be just as good as the rest!

"There's no reason why we should leave, but let's do this series first and make it a good'un."

A spokesperson for ITV seemed confident that the I'm A Celebrity presenters will stick around though, saying: "We have a fantastic, long-standing relationship with Ant and Dec and we are looking forward to that continuing well into the future."

Anyone else excited the see Ant and Dec acting again? Here's some slightly blurry footage of the first time Ant and Dec's characters met on Byker Grove.

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