The statement, which was published in the official Twitter page of Ant and December, said: “Today Ant McPartlin announced that he would continue to take a break from all roles until 2019. For this November, Ant will not be on stage to have I’m A Celebrity and Get Me Out Of Here program.
No one can tell if Declan Donnelly will be on stage to present the show by himself or with another presenter. Let’s watch out!
It was also announced that for the same reason, Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway wouldn’t be returning as usual.
“Also, Ant and Dec have decided not to appear for a new series of Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway in 2019 for the same purpose.”
The statement also states that: “Production and filming of a series of Saturday nights in February have usually begun and will continue until 2018 and the first quarter of 2019.
The parties involved which are (Ant and Dec and ITV) would never want to disappoint their views as they would not like to compromise the quality of the program. Therefore it would not surprise anyone if they suspend the show until next year. Instead, they will bring back bigger, better shows in 2020.”
Ant concluded with the fans by telling them that he will maximize the period to recover, relax from long hard work 2018.
“My break is going well as expected, so after talking to Dec and ITV, I decided to take a break during the rest of the year.
“I want to use this medium to appreciate Dec and ITV for their usual cooperation, and I look forward to better New Year.”
Dec offers his support to his bosom buddy by saying: “Although I am struggling with the idea of not having my dear friend in Australia this year, I am feeling that the Ant has been doing a good job privately and l can’t but give him full support for his decision.
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