Ant & Dec Defend Push The Button

Geordie duo, Ant and Dec have launched a defence of their new Saturday evening game-show Push The Button after records show it lost nearly 2 million viewers since it started on February 27.

In an interview with The Daily Star, the pair said it was improving every week and needs a chance to grow before being written off.

“Remember for us, this was just episode three of series one. I think our show is getting better and better,” said Ant.

“The general reaction is that people like it. And we are certainly having fun filming it,” added Dec hopefully.

Although in an ominous portent for their current show, the stars also revealed that they expect their Saturday Night Takeaway format to return to ITV1 at some point in the future.

“We don’t know when yet, as we have to fit it into our schedule,” said Dec.