Britain's Got Talent 2013: Ant and Dec to quit?

Ant and Dec (Britain's Got Talent 2012)

Ant and Dec have hinted that they could quit Britain's Got Talent in a bid to pursue a new career.

The Geordie telly hosts have been fronting our Saturday night telly for years now, from BGT to Red Or Black, I'm A Celebrity to Push The Button and, back for a new series this weekend, Saturday Night Takeaway.

But Ant confessed this week he and Dec want to get away from live TV and are working on a sitcom.

"We've talked a lot about the future this year," he admitted. "We love I'm A Celebrity Britain's Got Talent and Saturday Night Takeaway, but they're all live shows.

"The difference between doing a live show and a sitcom is that a sitcom can live on. If you get it well, it can leave a legacy whereas most of our live work never gets repeated because it's final, it's done and you start again."

Speaking to the Radio Times, Ant added: "So we're developing a silent comedy idea at the moment.

"It will take a couple of years and we might never get there but it's the way we'd like to go."

As well as the possibility of ditching live telly to launch a sitcom, Ant also revealed the pair want to try and crack the US again after their failed attempt a few years ago.

Ant and Dec had launched a US show Wanna Bet on ABC, but it was quickly axed over poor ratings, and claims viewers couldn't understand the pair.

Blaming the network for getting behind the show, Ant teased: "We probably will try our luck in America again."

The full interview appears in Radio Times, out now.

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