Ant And Dec Have Booked A Studio For SM:TV Live

Good news everybody; the eagerly anticipated SM:TV Live revival is one step closer to hitting our screens, with Ant revealing that a studio has been booked and writers are now involved. Exciting. I really, really hope they bring Wonky Donkey back so Ant can just furiously shout at people who call in again:

The answer was 'twee bee', apparently.

Last summer, the Geordie duo gave us all the news we'd been waiting 14 years for and said that a reunion show was on the cards.

And last week, speaking to the Radio Times backstage at the National Television Awards, Ant said: "I think we've just booked a studio, I think we've got some writers involved. So we're kind of at that stage really."


The pair will be joined co-host Cat Deeley and it looks like the show will be on in August this year - 20 years after it first aired. Makes you feel old that, doesn't it?

Back in February last year, during an interview with the Metro, the pair were asked about the chance of a revival, with Ant saying: "It's funny, because we were talking to somebody about this recently as it's 20 years since the launch of SM:TV next year.

"So, we were saying whether we could do an anniversary special or something, and we got carried away with the idea.

"If we did a one off, it would be on at 9.25am, with C.H.U.M.S and all that, and get Cat back!"


And clearly that planted a seed, because just a few months later, while on the red carpet for the BAFTAs, Ant confirmed: "ITV have just agreed to it. They are on board now. We've had the first discussion now and it's going to be August or September next year.

"We can't say too much but we're getting the team back together! It'll be on Saturday morning again at 9.25!"

The pair asked Cat if she'd been keen for a reunion when she appeared on Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway last year. Talk about putting someone on the spot.

Anyway, after taking a couple of seconds to think about it, Cat agreed. I can't wait for this.

Featured Image Credit: SM:TV Live/ITV

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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