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Ant and Dec Make £23,000 Per Day. Just Think About That.


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The British presenting duo Anthony Mcpartlin and Declan Donnelly - better known as Ant and Dec - made £23,000 a day last year. The Bafta winning pair took home $8.4 million between them under their exclusive contract with ITV.

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After stints in TV and music, Ant and Dec have forged a career as the most in-demand light entertainment presenters in the UK and present shows including I'm A Celebrity, Britain's Got Talent and Saturday Night Takeaway. According to the Mirror, the pair's most recent filed accounts show their staggering wealth.

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Cash for Kids 'Superhero Day' raises £546,000

Ant & Dec, Anthony Mcpartlin and Declan Donnelly - Cash for Kids 'Superhero Day' saw various celebrities including Ant and Dec, Ross Noble, Brooke Vincent, Katie McGlynn, Amy Kelly, Phil Neville lending their support to raise an outstanding £514,000 with more money still to come in. The various events which took place across all 21 Cash for Kids sites saw supporters dress up, fundraise and donate with all the money raised staying in the local community within which it was raised. Newcastle, Ant & Dec hosted the Breakfast Show on Metro Radio and met local beneficiaries of the funds raised, comedian Ross Noble also popped into the station. Ant and Dec commented ahead of their appearance: "As patrons of Cash for Kids and The Sunshine Fund we're thrilled to be part of Superhero Day across the North East and can't wait to be back in our home town on Friday 15th May! We want to celebrate all of the hard work these two charities do in the community, and hopefully encourage companies, schools and individuals to dig a little deeper to help local children. We're passionate about our area and know that people will be Superheroes on the day and donate what they can." Manchester, Footballer Phil Neville, Brooke Vincent, Amy Kelly, Katie Mcglynn and Sinead Tinker from Coronation Street all got involved. Raising funds for: Beechwood Cancer Care in order to create a child bereavement service. The service will be inclusive across the whole of Greater Manchester. Any family regardless of background can use this free counselling service. In the eventuality that a parent has to tell a child that someone has a terminal illness, this service is there to support the child through that process. It also works to support children who have lost a family member in a road traffic accident or other tragic circumstances. Liverpool, Liverpool and Everton football teams lent their support. Raising funds for: Alder Hey children's hospital not only cares for local children but also families right across the UK. The NHS is in t - United Kingdom - Wednesday 14th January 2015

Celebrities support Superhero Day in aid of Cash for Kids

Ant & Dec, Anthony Mcpartlin and Declan Donnelly - Ant & Dec go into Metro Radio in Newcastle to host the breakfast show for Superhero Day in aid of Cash for Kids and The Sunshine Fund at Metro Radio - Newcastle, United Kingdom - Friday 15th May 2015

BAFTA TV Nominations Announced! The Missing Gets The Most Nods For 2015


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The BAFTA Television Award nominations for 2015 have finally been announced, including the usual entertainment favourites, some easily predictable names and a few surprises along the way that represent the very best of British television.

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James Nesbitt's 'The Missing' leads the nominations

We're never tired of hearing his name at awards ceremonies; 'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch is once again nominated for his exceptional performance as the modern-day sleuth on a show that the public has also put up to receive the Radio Times Audience Award. More Leading Actor nominations feature Toby Jones in 'Marvellous', which is also in the Single Drama category and Best Supporting Actress with Gemma Jones. 

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Ant & Dec film 'Saturday Night Takeaway' outside ITV Studios

Anthony Mcpartlin, Declan Donnelly and Ant & Dec - Ant & Dec film 'Saturday Night Takeaway' outside ITV Studios - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 21st February 2015

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'Britains Got Talent' London auditions

Ant & Dec - 'Britain's Got Talent' London auditions at the Dominion Theatre - Arrivals at Dominion Theatre, Britain's Got Talent - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 11th February 2015

'Britain's Got Talent' Panel Announced


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It’s that time of year again! ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ is all set to return to our screens to see us through the dark and dismal winter months, and viewers can expect more of what they’re used to, as the show’s line-up is unchanged.

ITV confirmed on Friday that the panel of judges will remain the same, after Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams have all signed up for another year. On the presenting front, stalwart pair Ant & Dec will return as hosts once more.

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Simon Cowell will return in 'Britain's Got Talent'

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Ant & Dec leaving thier Dublin Hotel

Anthony Mcpartlin and Declan Donnelly - TV Presenters Ant & Dec leaving their hotel and heading to the 3 Arena for their show 'Saturday Night Takeaway.' - Dublin, Ireland - Friday 12th September 2014

Ant McPartlin Shrugs Off 'Idiot' After Assault in Chiswick


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Ant Mcpartlin has shrugged off an incident in which he was assault outside a pub in Chiswick, telling Twitter followers that he won't let an "idiot" ruin things.

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Ant, 38 - one half of the Ant & Dec presenting duo - was hassled by a gang outside the Old Station House gastropub in the Hounslow suburb last Thursday. 

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Ant McPartlin Speaks Out To Reassure Fans After Headlock Gang Assault


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Anthony McPartlin, of Ant and Dec fame, has responded to his fans' concern after it emerged that he had been put into a headlock by thugs and experienced a dramatic assault. The TV presenter was enjoying spending time with his mother in a Chiswick pub when an altercation broke out and he was assaulted by a teenage gang.

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Ant Mcpartlin Has Been The Victim Of A Worrying Gang Attack.

McPartlin had been enjoying a meal at the Old Station House in the affluent area of Chiswick with his mother Christine and an aunt when the gang started making lewd gestures at him and videoing his reaction through the window of the restaurant, according to The Sun. His 58 year-old mother went outside to confront the gang but was reportedly pushed to the floor.

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Ant And Dec Doubled The Chance Of Winning Prize For Entertainment Programme At The NTAs


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The UK's favourite presenting duo, Ant and Dec, are stand-out favourites on telly this year with the 2014 National Television Awards nominating two of their reality shows for an award.

The duo won't only be up for Entertainment Presenter(s) of the year - a prize they have won for 12 years running - but they are also in with a chance of collecting gongs for two shows they have been presenting over the years. Their entertainment variety show 'Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway' will be up against jungle reality show 'I'm A Celebrity. Get Me Out Of Here!' for Entertainment Programme of the year, while both will also be competing against Keith Lemon's 'Celebrity Juice' and chat-show 'The Graham Norton Show'.

'Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway' made a comeback in February 2013 after a four-year break having ran since 2002. As for 'I'm A Celebrity.', the pair recently finished presenting their thirteenth series in which Westlife's Kian Egan was crowned King of the Jungle.

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Ant And Dec Sign 3 Year Deal With ITV, Begin Work on Sitcom


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Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, AKA TV duo 'Ant n Dec,' have signed a further 3 year deal with broadcasters ITV, extending their exclusive contract with the channel to 15 years.

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Ant and Dec Have Signed A New 3 Year Contract With ITV

Known for their comic style, physical similarities and strong Geordie accents, the pair have proved to be successful hosts on a range of ITV programmes over the years, rising from child star fame to become I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here presenters, hosting their own Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway and gameshow Ant & Dec's Push The Button.

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Will Ant and Dec's 'Saturday Night Takeaway' Work as a Live Show?


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"Yes! I bagged tickets for Ant and Dec!" nobody has ever said, ever. Even when they were pop stars. But now, the comedy duo are trying to persuade the British people to part with their cash and stump up £40 to watch a live version of Saturday Night Takeaway in one of the various soulless hangers across the country.

The showbiz duo will take the show to 12 UK arenas next summer before the popular show returns to screens in autumn 2014. The news comes after speculation that the pair could be planning an American version.

"Takeaway is the one show that people always tell us they'd love to be in the audience for, so we've decided to take the show to them!" they told Digital Spy, "Just like the TV show, the audience will have a chance of winning some fantastic prizes as well as being an essential part of the show."

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Bruce Forsyth Reckons Britain’s Got Talent Shouldn’t Include Kids


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British television legend Bruce Forsyth – current presenter of Strictly Come Dancing – has announced that children shouldn’t be allowed on Britain’s Got Talent.

"I don't think they should put children on that are too young. If you're going to do that, have a separate show. Have a children's show, British Children Have Talent," Forsyth told The Mail on Sunday. "To put little children through that kind of an ordeal, I think that is wrong. I think it was last year some poor little girl of about 11 was crying her eyes out on there. I don't think that's entertainment." BGT – hosted by Ant and Dec – has become one of the most popular shows on television as it pits contestants against each other in singing, dancing, magic tricks or even dog shows. Forsyth, too, has become a British staple over the years. Speaking of his return to Strictly Come Dancing, he added: "It's looking like I'll definitely be doing it and I'm looking forward to it." Forsyth recently revealed that he wants Ant & Dec to replace him on Strictly if he quits.

"So many people have been put in the frame, but I'd love Ant and Dec to do it. I think they'd do an amazing job," he said, fully endorsing the Geordie pair, who rose to prominence with their cheeky antics on Byker Grove and their musical styling as PJ & Duncan.

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Ant & Dec Off The Top Of The Music Charts ... But Dominate The TV Ones


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Ant and Dec’s chart dream has come to an end after just one week on top of the UK Singles charts after they were knocked from their perch by the club hit ‘Need U (100%).’

The successful TV hosts were surprised to find themselves in the running for the top spot just over a week ago after they performed their 1994 hit ‘Ready To Rhumble’ – made when they were still best known for playing fresh-faced youngsters PJ and Duncan in children’s soap Byker Grove – on Saturday Night Takeaway on ITV. Sparking the public’s imagination it rocketed to the top of first the iTunes charts and then the official Top 40 on March 31st. However, after ‘Need U (100%)’ by A*M*E ousted them, they sit at sixth place in last weekend’s charts.

However, while their pop career might have snuffed out once again, their TV career continues to soar and they were once again on the top spot for Saturday night’s TV ratings in the UK, with Saturday Night Takeaway defeating the second in the series of reality singing contest The Voice on BBC. The Voice did record the highest peak audience for a show on the evening – 8.8 million – but that came after Takeaway had finished and when it came to average figures it was trumped by 7.3 million to 6.4 million. The real problems for The Voice lie ahead; last year the ratings dropped hugely once the ‘blind’ rounds were done with, it’ll be tough to ensure the same doesn’t happen again. Maybe they should give Kavana another go.

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