‘SM:TV’ to return for reunion special next year
Original presenters Ant & Dec and Cat Deeley reunited together last night on the former’s ‘Saturday Night Takeaway’ to confirm its return
SM:TV Live will return next year for a one-off reunion special to mark its 20th anniversary.
Rumours of the return of the popular Saturday morning children’s show – which aired on ITV from 1998-2003 – began circulating early last month, when its three original flagship presenters – Ant & Dec and Cat Deeley – all expressed an interest in bringing SM:TV Live back to mark the milestone. Ant in particular declared that he could “get carried away” with the idea of a reunion.
The worst-kept secret in British television was finally uncovered last night (April 8) on the Ant & Dec-hosted Saturday Night Takeaway. Broadcasting from Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, the presenting duo invited Deeley on stage after a skit to discuss a possible reunion, with Deeley opining: “Would we be rubbish now? We were rubbish then.”
However, this didn’t stop the optimism flowing, as Deeley later declared “OK, let’s do it!”, before tweeting that her on-screen reunion with Ant & Dec had constituted the “best day ever.”
The one-off special of SM:TV Live is expected to air in August 2018, with Ant declaring last month that it had to be broadcast in its previous 9:25am slot.
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