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Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly insist they don't feel pressure to get big ratings


Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly have revealed they no longer get nervous over TV viewing figures for their shows as the ‘landscape has changed’.

The presenters, both 46, are back on the small screen once more with their new Saturday night game show Limitless Win.

Far from feeling the pressure to turn out another ratings hit, Ant told MailOnline they never lose sleep over whether their shows will be a success or not.

Confident: Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly have revealed they no longer get nervous over TV viewing figures for their shows as the 'landscape has changed'

Confident: Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly have revealed they no longer get nervous over TV viewing figures for their shows as the ‘landscape has changed’

Ant said: ‘I don’t feel that much under pressure in terms of overnight figures anymore because the landscape has changed. The pressure is to get it right and to make the right show. 

‘It looks really good, we delivered what we set out to deliver. You’re nervous launching any new project but we’re very proud of what we’ve done. It’s the show we had in our heads.’

Dec added: ‘We’re proud. You put it out there and hope people like it. It’s a fun, exciting, dramatic watch. 

‘We hope people like it as much as we do but you can never tell, can you? You feel a bit of pressure but that’s not where you have the sleepless nights, the sleepless nights are before you shoot the show.’

Show: The presenters, both 46, are back on the small screen once more with their new Saturday night game show Limitless Win

Show: The presenters, both 46, are back on the small screen once more with their new Saturday night game show Limitless Win

Explaining why they decided to do the show, Dec said: ‘We were intrigued by the idea. We loved it and got on board and helped develop it further. 

‘We think we’ve come out with an exciting, fun, dramatic, jeopardy-filled hour of telly.’    

Meanwhile, Ant and Dec also joked their new gameshow could bankrupt ITV, as contestants compete to win an unlimited jackpot. 

In what ITV say is ‘the biggest prize ever conceived’ up for grabs, the five-part series features an endless money ladder, with only a correct answer banking the cash. 

Unlimited jackpot: Ant and Dec joked their new gameshow Limitless Win could bankrupt ITV as contestants compete to win an unlimited jackpot

Unlimited jackpot: Ant and Dec joked their new gameshow Limitless Win could bankrupt ITV as contestants compete to win an unlimited jackpot

If they push their luck too far, they’ll crash out of the game and lose it all.

Speaking about the limitless prize money, Ant told MailOnline: ‘We did worry that we were going to bankrupt ITV.’ 

‘We did have a few sleepless nights over whether the contestants would keep winning and winning and we’ve give away millions of pounds. 

‘Someone could go on and win a world first when it comes to the amount of money. There is a worry that someone is going to go on forever.’ 

New show: The presenters, both 46, are set to host a brand new Saturday night show on the channel, which will see contestants compete to win an unlimited jackpot

New show: The presenters, both 46, are set to host a brand new Saturday night show on the channel, which will see contestants compete to win an unlimited jackpot

The dynamic duo say they have completely reinvented the rule book when creating the gameshow and it is unlike any other on the television. 

Dec explained: ‘The great thing about this show is that the questions can’t really get harder because the answer to every question is a number, with a lot of TV shows, the further it goes on, the harder it gets. 

‘And I find as a viewer, I can’t play along any more because I don’t have any idea, but the thing with Limitless Win is that all of the answers are numbers, so you can have a good stab at most of them. You might not get it exactly, but you might stay in the game.’ 

Contestants will have a limited number of lives which they can use if they get a question wrong. 

Shock: In what ITV call 'the biggest prize ever conceived' up for grabs, the five-part series features an endless money ladder, with only a correct answer banking the cash

Shock: In what ITV call ‘the biggest prize ever conceived’ up for grabs, the five-part series features an endless money ladder, with only a correct answer banking the cash

Brand new! Taking to their shared Instagram in September, they posted an image to promote the show

Brand new! Taking to their shared Instagram in September, they posted an image to promote the show

Ant and Dec announced their latest project in September when they posted an image to promote the show.

They wrote: Casual thinking poses… poised to launch a top secret, VERY special something rather soon… Oh wait! We forgot to clean the whiteboard.  

‘We should probably just tell you now then!!

‘So, SO excited to be bringing you a ground-breaking, brand new TV format, featuring the world’s first ever LIMITLESS jackpot and a money ladder that never… ever… ends!

‘Ant & Dec’s Limitless Win is coming soon to @itv and ITV Hub. Brace yourselves folks!’  

 Ant & Dec’s Limitless Win airs on ITV on Saturday night at 8.30pm.

One to watch: Ant & Dec's Limitless Win airs on ITV on Saturday night at 8.30pm

One to watch: Ant & Dec’s Limitless Win airs on ITV on Saturday night at 8.30pm

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