This Morning presenters Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby introduced viewers to their new studio at the old ITV television centre today as they reminisced about their retro series’ in the building from years ago.
During the initial discussion, Phillip then shared the news that not only have ITV already got plans in the pipeline for a brand new season, but they’ve even decided on a location.
Making the seemingly flippant comment about Ant and Dec’s series’ return, Phillip, 57, continued to share more memories.
Holly, 37, asked: “I’m sure being here, Phil, must bring back many memories for you.”
“It is freaking me out!” he replied anxiously. “Because just on the other side there, that glass bit that goes down, behind those stairs on the fourth floor was the broom cupboard.
“That’s where Going Live! was positioned. But that doesn’t exist anymore. And here, there are the three original studios, they’re called ‘TC’ TC1 is the big one, I think Graham Norton’s in there at the moment.
“The next series of Takeaway might be in there, it’s that big one behind the wall that says Television Centre.”
Phillip’s comment came as Geordie star Ant, 42, was expected at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court for his preliminary hearing to enter his plea this afternoon.
The Britain’s Got Talent host crashed his black Mini Cooper in West London last month before being charged for drink-driving.
It has now been revealed that the star has arrived at the court and entered “guilty” to the offence, but it remains to be seen when his sentencing will be made.
The last offering of Ant and Dec’s incredibly popular Takeaway series suffered a huge setback following Ant’s incident.
The Byker Grove actors claimed in their 2010 autobiography they would “never leave the other one out there alone” and promised to always stand by each other.
Yet the unexpected development meant soon-to-be father Declan Donnelly was forced to make a difficult decision.
Posting an explanation on the pair’s social media accounts, Dec declared that the final two episodes of the show would carry on with him shouldering the responsibility alone.
Praising the star for his commitment to the fans, viewers showered him with support as he completed his duties.
It has now been revealed Dec will present Britain’s Got Talent’s live shows alone next month while his best friend of 20 years continues to recover with treatment in a rehabilitation facility.
However, Ant will continue to be featured in the auditions episodes which were pre-recorded last month.
This Morning airs weekdays at 10.30am and Saturday Night Takeaway is expected to return to ITV next year.