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I'm A Celeb's Ant and Dec share dream camp mate for next series

Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly have given I'm A Celebrity producers a tough task with their list of dream camp mates for this year's series - putting British astronaut Tim Peake at the top.The Geordie duo are returning later this year for the 23rd series of the hit reality show and according to a source, the former military man-turned-space explorer is number one on their wish list.The 51-year-old, who was the first British person to walk space, would join former footballer Roy Keane and The A Team actor Mr T if the pair get their way. "Both Ant and Dec think Tim would be a fascinating signing for the show and bring another layer to the campfire chats," a source told The Sun. According to the source, the pair think Tim's presence around the campfire would give the show some real "gravitas".

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Fans “giddy” about news of ‘Byker Grove’ reboot
BBC teen drama Byker Grove has been announced by original castmembers Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly – see fan reactions below.Byker – the reboot by entertainment company Fulwell 73 – comes some 17 years after the final events of the original series. The revamped show is to be filmed and produced in and around the North East of England again with a new cast and crew.Broadcasters Ant and Dec, who made their name playing best friend duo PJ and Duncan in the original series, serve as executive producers and creative consultants of the reboot.Byker Grove became a staple of British television throughout the ’90s and ’00s and also helped launch the careers of Donna Air and Jill Halfpenny.News of the programme’s return has been met with generally positive responses from fans.There has, however, been some doubt thrown on how successfully producers will manage to revive the iconic 90s series in 2023.Additionally, some people have questioned how writers will get around the fact that the 2006 final episode showed that the kids were made aware that they were in fact characters starring in an experimental CBBC show.“Just a teeny, tiny bit giddy about this!,” wrote one fan on Twitter about the reboot, while a former castmember on the show said: “I’m willing to ditch academia and resume my short-lived role as the moody metaller behind the tuck shop in Byker Grove for the new remake.