BBC DECLINE FULL SERIES OF ANT & DEC's STREET CAR SHOWDOWN
Ant & Dec made a pilot for a new BBC Two show back in 2019, which challenged two teams of to transform and modify second-hand vehicles into racing cars in just days on a tight budget.
Ant & Dec said back in 2019: "We have been fascinated with this world since we were teenagers in the North East and experienced car modders meeting up on Roker seafront in Sunderland to show off their creations."
However, it has now been revealed by The Sun that the BBC have declined a full series of the show. Due to their contract with ITV, the presenting duo would not be able to present the series themselves.
A source told The Sun: "This was a bit of a passion project for Ant and Dec as they’d had an interest in ‘car modders’ since they were youngsters. As backers of the show they would also have been returning to the Beeb, more than 30 years after they appeared on BBC1’s Byker Grove and met one another...
"They couldn’t actually appear on the show due to their contractual obligations with ITV, but they were the show’s creative consultants...
"But after a pilot was made in 2019 — just after the project was announced — a decision was taken not to progress it into a full series."
Source: The Sun