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Ant & Dec: 'We thought phone-in scandal would end our career'

Ant & Dec have revealed that they feared for their careers following the phone-in scandal involving their shows.

Back in 2007, it emerged that phone-in competitions had been rigged on their ITV shows Gameshow Marathon and Saturday Night Takeaway.

ITV was later fined over £5 million by TV regulator Ofcom in relation to the misconduct.

Declan Donnelly told BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs: "We thought that was probably it. I think the viewers would have been justified in thinking their trust had been breached and if that had been the end I don't think we could have had many complaints.

"It was, without doubt, our worst moment, our worst point. Totally. We couldn't quite comprehend how it was allowed to happen."

Ant McPartlin added: "I think our audience trust us and with that case we worried that the trust had gone.

"It did affect us... it was probably the worst part of our career.
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ITV withdraws Britain's Got Talent voting app after semi-final crash

Broadcaster says technical failure didn't affect result but service won't be reintroduced and customers must ask for refund

ITV has had to pull its new 50p-a-time voting app for Britain's Got Talent after it crashed.

The broadcaster said that the mobile app service failed during Sunday night's first live semi-final, which was watched by 9.5 million viewers, and that it will not offer the service for the remainder of the series.

This means that an unknown number of customers who have unused votes on their mobile app account will have to contact ITV for a full refund.

A spokeswoman for ITV said that only a small number of users had been affected and the technical failure "had no impact on the outcome of the vote".

ITV said that all votes that were successfully cast using the app before it crashed were counted and included in the voting alongside traditional methods, such
See full article at The Guardian - TV News »

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