She Said Plan B
6 December 2017, 07:51
Who knew there was a third member?!
They are one of Britain’s most loved double acts, but who would’ve known there was a third member to the duo, to thank for their well earned success.
Introducing Andy Milligan, the guy behind all of Ant and Dec’s hilarious gags for I’m A Celebrity and Saturday Night Takeaway.
Working with the boys for the past 12 years, the fellow Geordie is Ant and Dec’s only full time writer. For I’m a Celeb, he goes to work around midnight everyday, creating potential gags and sketches for over three hours.
Ant and Dec then watch clips from the programme at around 4.30am, have a quick script meeting and nail all the gags by 5.30am. After a speedy rehearsal, they’re back on air at 7am.
A source told The Mirror: “It might be Ant and Dec on screen, but off it they regularly work as a trio and it is Ant and Dec and Andy. The boys have him involved in all of their big shows – Takeaway, Britain’s Got Talent and I’m A Celebrity – and haven’t made a project without him in more than a decade.”
The source also revealed that Andy is to thank for Ant bouncing back so seamlessly on TV following his rehab stint for painkiller addiction, adding: “This year there was lots of scrutiny around Ant, but once again Andy has helped the boys look brilliant on screen.”
Unlike the jolly pair, Andy would rather remain out of the spotlight, with a modest Twitter profile which states: “Written all things Ant & Dec for a canny while.”
Well that’s one way of putting it! Good work, Andy.