It may seem like a lifetime away right now, but ITV have already started planning the new series of Saturday Night Takeaway. In fact, they started planning it almost straight after this years series ended.
As X Factor and Big Brother ratings slump, Saturday Night Takeaway remains one of the only shows around that still maintains a healthy loyal audience.
With most of that being down to Geordie duo Ant and Dec and their infectious sense of humor, the production team behind the cameras are responsible for the epic moments – like this years finale being shot in Disney World Florida.
And it’s now reported that bosses want to go all-out for next years finale, with them apparently eyeing up a private island to host the spectacular live extravaganza.
A telly source told the Daily Star: “ITV and the Takeaway team went all out this year when they hired Disney World in Florida to round off the 2017 series but now they want to do one better.
“It’s almost a given that the location will have to be abroad and there have been a few venues on the table.
“One idea is that they could hire out a private island while another is a potential deal with Universal Orlando.”
Saturday Night Takeaway returns to ITV early next year.