TV presenter Jodi Ant and a possible project for December have reportedly been shelved by the BBC following a pilot episode.
Street Car Showdown was set as a motoring series centered on two teams of competing competitors who had to convert secondhand vehicles into racing cars in just ten days on a small budget.
The show had the potential to rocket Geordie’s for another avenue on television, which would have seen the presenters return to the BBC after more than 30 years of appearing on the teen drama series Buyer’s Grove.
Axed: Ant and Dec’s Street Car Showdown ‘won’t air after pilot episode’ – as the two prepare to return to the BBC after more than 30 years of meeting at Biker Grove
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Ant and Dec – and the BBC – for comment.
Britain’s Got Talent host company Miter Television and Studio Lambert were on track to join forces on the venture, which was broadcast on BBC 2.
A TV insider revealed Sun: ‘It was an obsessive project for Ant and December as they had been interested in ‘car modders’ since they were young.
‘He couldn’t actually appear on the show due to his contractual obligations with ITV, but he was the show’s creative advisor.’
Car Fanatics: Street Car Showdown was set as a motoring series focused on two teams of competing competitors who had to convert second-hand vehicles into racing cars.
Ant and Dec, whose long list of appearances includes I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! and Britain’s Got Talent, said they suggested the idea to emphasize the ‘passion, talent and creativity’ of car enthusiasts.
The TV stars also added that they have been fascinated by ‘this world’ since their teens, as they experienced the wide range of car modders meeting exclusively at Roker Beach in Sunderland to showcase their creations.
When the pilot was announced early in 2019, Stephen Lambert, chief executive officer of Studio Lambert, said: ‘We were delighted when Miter gave us the fun, adrenalin-filled idea of Ant and December to develop and build it with them. asked to work with them.’
Back When: The show had the potential to rocket Geordie’s for another avenue on television, which would have seen the presenters return to the BBC after more than 30 years since appearing on the teen drama series Biker Grove. [pictured above during the 10th anniversary of the show, 1998]
However, the news may not have dampened her mood much after she won Best Presenter Gong for the 20th time in a row at the National Television Awards this month.
Ant and December both looked excited and stunned as their names were read to the audience amid overwhelming excitement, with Ant’s new bride Anne-Marie showing her support by holding the pair by his hand before applauding.
The duo defeated competition from the likes of Piers Morgan, Holly Willoughby, Alison Hammond and Bradley Walsh to win the coveted gong once again.
Success: Ant and Dec win Best Presenter Gong at the National Television Awards this month for the 20th time in a row