Ant and Dec's SMTV: Live reunion is happening after ITV give it the green light

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Ant and Dec's SMTV: Live reunion has been given the green light, the Geordie duo have said.

The Saturday morning kids TV series was a huge show in the 90s and early 00s, starring and the Geordie duo alongside Cat Deeley.

The wacky programme saw the trio involved in ridiculous games and sketches, such as Friends parody C.H.U.M.S and the always brilliant Wonkey Donkey.

2018 will mark 20 years since the very first show and and we're set see it back - albeit for just one Saturday only.

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"We've had discussions about it, and it looks like it's gonna go ahead – not this September, but next September," Dec said at the BAFTA TV Awards.

Ant confirmed: "Next August/September. We can't have the same studios unfortunately but we're getting the team back together and we're gonna have a bit of fun!"

He continued: "ITV have just agreed.

"We'll get the team back together and have a bit of fun. Cat Deeley said yes."

SMTV first aired on August 29, 1998 with Ant and Dec first announcing plans for a reunion show earlier this year.

Ant explained at the time: “We were talking to somebody about this recently because it’s twenty years since the launch of SM:tv next year.

“So, we were saying whether we could do an anniversary special or something, and we got carried away with the idea."

He told the Metro newspaper: “If we did it a one off, it would be on at 9.25am, with C.H.U.M.S and all that, and get Cat back!”

Cat gave her backing to the idea after appearing on Saturday Night Takeaway earlier this year.

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The presenter with the perfect hair was revealed to have been villain Maskface in the show's The Missing Crown Jewels whodunit.

Speaking to the Press Association about a SMTV reboot, Cat said: “I think it would be a great idea. It’s been 20 years. I think it’s about time, isn’t it, for all those with a mis-spent youth?

"It would be great and really fun. If we can all get back together at the same time, at the same place, let’s recreate the magic."

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