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31 Jan 2014

CELEBRITY JUICE BACK WITH AN ANT AND DEC’S SATURDAY NIGHT TAKEAWAY SPECIAL… SHA-TING!!!

CELEBRITY JUICE BACK WITH AN ANT AND DEC’S SATURDAY NIGHT TAKEAWAY SPECIAL… SHA-TING!!!

Ahead of a brand new series, Celebrity Juice is back with a special one-off

Award-winning Celebrity Juice (produced by Talkback) kicks off with a very special episode, featuring guests Ant and Dec ahead of a brand new series returning to ITV2 in March – the Celebrity Juice: Saturday Night Takeaway Special (ITV2, Thursday 20th February, 10pm).

Irrepressible host, Keith Lemon returns to the show alongside bang-tidy team captains, Holly ‘Willobooby’ Willoughby and Fearne ‘Dot’ Cotton, and in this episode is joined by Ant and Dec, Takeaway regular Ashley Roberts, and comedian Rob Beckett.  Series 11 of Celebrity Juice returns in March.

Keith Lemon says: “Right excited to start Juice again and hang and tease (in a loving manner) the two fittest girls on telly - Holly and Fearne. It's like going back to school after the summer holidays except it ain't been summer. It’s been diabolical. By this weather is depressing. But happy times are ahead with the 11th series of Celebrity Juice

“We're teasing into t' next series with an Ant and Dec Special. And what’s special about it is both Ant and Dec are gonna do it totally naked!  I expect myself, Holly and Fearne will join in with the nakedness too. Kidding, Ant and Dec are gonna be on! That’s special in'it!”

Executive Producer and Acting Managing Director, Talkback, Leon Wilson says: “It’s always exciting getting the team back together for a brand new series of Celebrity Juice – and what can beat kicking off with an Ant and Dec special? The last time they were on they ended up blindfolded in a box with a naked woman and I’m sure Keith and the team will have a few new surprises in store this time round!”

Commissioning Editor, Comedy Entertainment, ITV, Claire Zolkwer adds: "Ant and Dec and Keith Lemon - it's like a dream come true - the only thing that could go wrong is pretty much anything!"

Celebrity Juice series 9 was ITV2’s highest rating show of last year attracting peaks of 2.4m.

Ordered by Director of Digital Channels and Acquisitions, ITV, Angela Jain and commissioned by ITV Commissioning Editor, Comedy Entertainment, Claire Zolkwer, the 45 minute special is executive produced by Dan Baldwin and Leon Wilson, with Series Producer Ed Thomas.

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Press contacts:

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Notes to Editors:

Talkback is part of FremantleMedia UK, the UK production arm of FremantleMedia, the global production and content business of the RTL Group, Europe’s largest television and radio company.  FremantleMedia UK, comprises of a group of labels, Talkback, Retort, Boundless, Thames and Newman Street, which produce some of the UK’s most successful shows.   The labels are headed up by some of the UK’s leading creative talent including Leon Wilson, Jon Rolph, Patrick Holland, Richard Holloway and Paul Marquess.  Across the group the labels provide award winning programming for all major terrestrial, digital channels and digital outlets.  With an unparalleled range of programming including:  The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, Celebrity Juice, Take Me Out, The Apprentice, You’re Fired, Four Rooms, Grand Designs, Great British Railway Journeys, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, The IT Crowd, QI, Suspects, My Kitchen Rules  - the Group has aired over 450 hours of programming on terrestrial TV in the past 12 months alone.

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