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Ant & Dec sign new three-year exclusive deal with ITV

Ant & Dec have signed a new three-year exclusive deal with ITV, which will see the pair through to December 2016.

The duo will continue to host I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, Saturday Night Takeaway and Britain's Got Talent, the last of which was recently confirmed for three more series.

Ant and Dec prepare for the jungle ahead of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! returning to ITV.Ant and Dec have filmed a special promo that will be seen on ITV for the first time on Sunday evening.Ant and Dec are seen arriving in the ˜Australian Outback', and when Dec asks if a limo will be picking them up, Ant tells him, "We don't need a limo Dec. This year it's going to be a lot tougher, we need to live and breathe the outback.""I thought it was only supposed to be tougher for the celebrities," says Dec."When in Rome Declan, when in Rome," says Ant.Dec gets a shock when a tatty pick up truck pulls up and the driver asks if they are Ant and Dick. Dec is quick to correct the mispronunciation of his name.The boys jump on the back of the truck, only to find they are sharing their lift with a hungry crocodile called Gerald.The tongue-in-cheek promo aims to whet viewers' appetites for the fun that is soon to be had when I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! returns to ITV next month.


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Ant & Dec said: "We are thrilled to be extending our relationship with ITV for a further three years.

"After 15 years at the network we are still excited about continuing to make great shows for a great channel."

ITV director of television Peter Fincham said: "Ant & Dec are consummate entertainers, their talent is such that they make it look effortless, and their ability to connect with our audience is unrivalled.

"Our creative relationship with them is a strong one, and I'm delighted we are extending it."

ITV's director of comedy and entertainment Elaine Bedell added: "We love working with Ant & Dec in ITV Entertainment; whether it's Britain's Got Talent or Takeaway, or I'm a Celebrity, they bring a fantastic energy to everything they do."

Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly joined the broadcaster in 1998, presenting SM:tv LIVE and CD:UK before exclusively signing to the channel in 2000.

They have won 23 National Television Awards, including 'Most Popular Entertainment Presenters' for 12 consecutive years.

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