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Ant and Dec plan to break America, again!

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Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly present two of ITV's biggest shows; Britain's Got Talent and I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here. Now their thoughts have turned to creating a long lasting legacy, rather than throwaway reality TV.

With their two year contract with ITV ending this year, the pair have turned their attention to the possibility of a silent comedy project. This project is what they are pinning their America Dream on and hoping to crack America, subsequenlty this has raised the question how long will remain an ITV focus point.

Speaking to the Radio Times about working in the US, Ant said: "We probably will try our luck in America again. It never really worked because the network didn't get behind us; it would need to be the right show.

"I think we've got one big push left in us and we'd have to make sure it's worth it.

"If it happens, it happens, but because everything is going so well over here, we're not dying to break America."

ant and dec"We love I'm a Celebrity, Britain's Got Talent, Saturday Night Takeaway, but they're all live shows.

 "The difference between doing a live show and a sitcom is that a sitcom can live on. If you do it well, it can leave a legacy, whereas most of our live work never gets repeated because it's final, it's done, you start again.

Ant & Dec fronted ABC gameshow Wanna Bet? in 2008, but the show was cancelled after one season following very poor ratings.

Ant and Dec sprang to fame on children's BBC show Byker Grove in the 1980s and 1990s. 


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Written by: lucyrr
Feb 19th, 2013, 2:16 am

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