Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway isn't original, isn't clever and isn't always that funny. However, it's a hefty improvement on ITV's recent Saturday night output - Splash!, everything with Keith Lemon - and luckily for Ant & Dec it's a million miles away from Red Or Black.
Over 7 million tuned in for the first episode last week. The simple format of celebrity guests, silly challenges, pranks and a shrieking studio audience hasn't been tweaked or altered during the show's three-year hiatus. It's still Noel's House Party but without Mr Blobby and an irritating bloke with a beard.
The boys have a new feature that involves humiliating a member of the audience by raking through their embarrassing Twitter updates, but that was the closest Takeaway came to a nod to modernity. Cosier than a cup of hot chocolate, a sheepskin rug and a blanket, Ant & Dec's enduring appeal stems from »
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