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Ant and Dec 'to sign new three-year ITV deal'

Ant and Dec 'to sign new three-year ITV deal'
Ant and Dec are reportedly in talks about a new three-year deal with ITV worth £30 million.

Ant and Dec are reportedly in talks with ITV about a new deal that would keep them with the broadcaster until at least 2026.

The pair present ITV's flagship entertainment shows - including Britain's Got Talent, I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! and Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway - and earlier this year launched their own gameshow format, Limitless Win.

Their current deal with the network is said to come to an end next year, although The Sun says that all parties are hopeful of agreeing a new three-year contract that will net the pair £5m a year each, or £30m in total.

"It would see them through to their 50th birthdays as two of the best paid stars on television," a source told the newspaper.

"They both still seem to have the Midas touch when it comes to making programmes.

"Keeping them on board is a shrewd move for ITV, who view them as their two biggest stars - with no sign that's going to change in the near future.

"Execs at the channel are also conscious of the fact that competition in TV is fiercer than ever and there are some big streamers with deep pockets waiting in the wings."

The duo have been with ITV since 1994, exclusively so since 2001.

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