Ant and Dec fans convinced they know why duo are taking step back from Saturday Night Takeaway
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After Ant and Dec announced they were taking a break from Saturday Night Takeaway, fans now think they know the reason why.
The TV personalities have hosted the light-hearted entertainment show for over 20 years, with over 130 episodes across 19 seasons.
Though the co-hosts insist they are simply taking ‘a breather’, some viewers suspect the pair might be moving to a new show.
It offered fan-favourite segments like 'Win the Ads', as well as celeb guests and musical perfomances, making it the perfect weekend watch.
During the short clip, they told fans: “You see, in 2024 it will be our 20th series of Saturday Night Takeaway, and we’ve got some very special look-backs planned, as well as some very exciting new items.
"And we’ve also decided that our 20th series next year will be our last one for a little while.
"The show takes up such a lot of our year, we just feel we need a little bit of a breather and that the show is going to take a bit of a rest."
Though the national treasures may have broken fans’ hearts with the news, some think they’ve cracked the code as to why the Geordie duo have are taking a step back.
While neither Ant nor Dec nor ITV have confirmed this, it hasn’t stopped fans from speculating about the timing of the announcement.
One fan wrote: “Summit fishy going on here. They prob This Morning replacements. Lol.”
Another added: “They’re taking over from Phil and Holly on This Morning so won’t have time to make Takeaway anymore.”
A third even responded: “It's taking a break because they're replacing Philip and Holly!”
Some viewers were pretty impressed with the possible casting, though.
In fact, one fan even wrote: “There is nothing I would love more than @antanddec to present one episode of @thismorning.”
Clearly, someone needs to get their agent on the phone!