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Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly confirm they have started developing a reboot of THIS iconic TV show

Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly have confirmed they have started the development for a reboot of an iconic TV show.

Byker Grove which has been off-air for nearly twenty years is set to make a comeback.

The beloved duo announced that the return of the children’s drama was underway.

Appearing on The One Show this week, the pair told hosts Alex Jones and Roman Kemp that they have already started to “develop” the idea.

Dec explained: “We’re still at the very beginning of producing it but we are developing it and it is very early days.”

“We are looking at characters and storylines, we are looking at the world because it can be whatever we want it to be. There are a lot of possibilities.”

The Geordie duo, who first found fame on the series as characters PJ and Duncan, admitted they’re unsure whether they will make a “cameo” on the show or not.

Ant added: “We haven’t decided if we’re going to be in it yet, I doubt it though maybe just a cameo.”

Byker Grove first launched in 1989 and ran for 17 years until 2006.

The coming-of-age drama followed the turbulent lives of the youth of Newcastle and explored controversial storylines for its time.

The series made headlines when it depicted the first gay kiss on children’s television ever.

Byker is set to be produced by Ant and Dec’s Mitre Studios alongside Fulwell 73, which was co-founded by James Corden.

According to production company Fulwell 73, the show will be aimed “at a primetime audience” and will “engage with a new generation of teenagers navigating the different challenges faced by young adults today.”

The project comes after the duo announced they would be taking a break from their late-night show Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway to “focus on family.”

Ant who is married to Anne-Marie Corbett recently announced that he is set to become a father soon this year.


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