SATURDAY Evening Takeaway viewers have been left gobsmacked following the information that Ant and Dec will step again from the ITV present.
The Geordie duo revealed that they’ll ‘take a break’ from the Saturday night time leisure programme after the 2024 sequence.
Ant and Dec have give up Saturday Evening TakeawayCredit score: ITV
They’ll proceed to host Britain’s Obtained ExpertiseCredit score: Rex
The Geordie duo have been busy filming an additional sequence of I’m A Celeb South AfricaCredit score: Rex Options
Weeks earlier than their announcement, Ant and Dec’s comedy present noticed rankings hit an all-time low.
Their viewers figures throughout the sequence have been at a mean of 4.1 million.
In comparison with earlier years, their launch episode on February 25, was at its lowest because the present launched in 2002, with a mean viewers of 4.9 million.
Even worse for the duo, that dropped an extra 500,000 for the second episode on March 4.
Because of this they’ve misplaced virtually a 3rd of their viewers since 7.3 million tuned in for the opening episode two years in the past.
Viewership then fell to five.7 million in 2022.
Regardless of the present having high-profile movie star expertise together with Jill Scott, David Tennant, and Stephen Mulhern, it has didn’t maintain a excessive common viewing.
Its third episode on March 11, which featured Daisy Might Cooper, drew in a mean of 4.5 million viewers.
The next episode on March 18 acquired a mean of 4.3 million individuals, with the fifth episode raking in a mean of 4.1 million viewers.
Saturday Evening Takeaway’s reputation peaked in March 2020, when it drew in 11.1 million viewers.
Since launching in 2002, the present has achieved a number of Bafta and Nationwide Tv Awards.
Ant and Dec have confirmed that they’ll movie a full-length sequence, as regular, in 2024 earlier than stepping again.
The duo have had an elevated workload as they did the additional sequence of I’m A Celeb South Africa so prone to desire a relaxation.
Their £ 30 million take care of ITV will proceed till a minimum of 2025, and they’ll keep it up internet hosting I’m A Superstar…Get Me Out Of Right here!, Britain’s Obtained Expertise and Limitless Win.
The double act have dominated Saturday night time telly for 20 yearsCredit score: Rex