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Ant & Dec move into factual with Prince Charles documentary


Ant and Dec are to make their first documentary – meeting the Prince of Wales to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Prince’s Trust for ITV.

The 90-minute untitled film, produced by Inside The Royal Wedding indie Spun Gold, will follow the duo as they accompany the Prince on key engagements and explore the charity that improves the lives of young people.

The duo, better known for hosting entertainment juggernauts I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!, Britain’s Got Talent and Saturday Night Takeaway, will also visit Prince’s Trust Centers and meet with 13-30 year-olds battling homelessness, mental health and unemployment.

ITV director of factual Richard Klein and factual commissioning editor Andrew O’Connell ordered the documentary.

Director Michael Waldman will start filming shortly on behalf of Spun Gold which is also responsible for  royal docs including Prince Phillip at 90, All the Queen’s Men, Alan Meets Prince Charles and Prince William’s Passion.

The film will air in early 2016 to coincide with the birth of the Trust in 1976.

O’Connell said the film would be a “major event” for ITV.

Spun Gold creative director Daniela Neumann added: “With Ant and Dec’s warmth and down to earth approach it is going to be such a moving and illuminating film.”