Ant and Dec set to be reunited on Britain's Got Talent in 2019

Ant and Dec

Ant and Dec are set to return to TV together for Britain's got Talent in 2019.

Ant stepped down from TV commitments earlier this year, missing the previous Britain's Got Talent live shows.

Last week he confirmed he would not be back on TV for the rest of the year, not taking part in I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

It was previously announced in March that Ant was taking time off "for the foreseeable future" to seek treatment in rehab after pleading guilty to drink driving.

In a statement (released on August 9), Ant said: “My recovery is going very well and for that to continue having spoken to Dec and ITV, I have made the decision to take the rest of the year off. I’d like to thank both Dec and ITV for their continued support and I look forward to getting back to work in the new year.”

Dec added: “Whilst I am obviously sad at the thought of being without my best friend in Australia this year, I am proud of the work Ant has been doing privately and I am fully supportive of his decision. I’m looking forward to us both being reunited on screen in 2019.”

ITV say plans for I'm A Celebrity "will be made in due course," while Saturday Night Takeaway will be rested next year and return in 2020.

No mention was made about Britain's Got Talent, but The Sun reports that Ant will be back alongside Ant for next year's series.

Meanwhile, Holly Willoughby has been named as the 'producer's favourite' to join Dec on I'm A Celebrity this year.

Although Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway co-star Stephen Mulhern has been rumoured, sources say show bosses are keen for a woman to join Dec.

A source explained: "Producers feel like whoever replaces Ant needs to be a woman to make a difference to the show, otherwise it would just look like a like-for-like replacement. That would risk it falling short for viewers."

I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here typically launches in November on ITV.

Britain's Got Talent begins filming in the new year.

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