Ant & Dec have announced a live stream event on September 11th, with the TV double act looking back on their three decades in the spotlight. The event is part of Fane Online, a digital programme of exclusive events featuring the likes of Arsène Wenger, Graham Norton, Elizabeth Day, Ovie Soko, Sir Trevor McDonald and more.
Sharing behind-the-scenes stories and exploring what they’ve learnt in their three decades in showbiz, the special will explore the journey of the pair who went on to achieve extraordinary things, with fans having the opportunity to ask the iconic duo their own questions too.
Ant & Dec, who will be launching a new book to coincide with the event, said: “Seeing as we can’t meet you all face to face in the current climate, we thought it would be a great idea to put on this event and see you all virtually. You’ll be able to ask us plenty of questions about being on the telly together for 30 years and we can share some of our favourite stories from the book.”
Fane Online will host these exclusive shows with celebrated authors, actors, podcasters and other high profile figures direct to audiences in the comfort of their own home. The programme was launched in partnership with eight regional theatres/theatre organisations and four independent bookshops across the UK, helping to support the theatre and literary ecosystem in these difficult times, with partner theatre organisations including The Lowry Salford, Brighton Dome, HOME Manchester, Norwich Theatre, Leeds Town Hall, The PAA Yarm, Today Tix, AHL Venues Singapore and The Apex in Bury St Edmunds. The majority of book sales will be fulfilled in partnership with the At Home with 4 Indies bookshops.
Audiences are offered the option to buy a ticket that includes a book or a ticket to the show only, whilst worldwide viewing is available and the platform can host up to 100,000 viewers at any one time. All events will be filmed delivering an at-home cinema-style experience that Fane says goes beyond the standard live stream.
Alex Fane, Managing Director of Fane, said: “It has been a tough few months for everyone involved in the arts, so it gives us huge joy to be able to collaborate with so many areas of the industry to deliver a new, creative, exciting proposition. Fane Online offers an unparalleled quality of at-home viewing with an incredibly broad list of shows. We believe that as soon as it is safe to do so audiences will rush back to theatres in great numbers, but until that point is reached we hope this comes as close as possible to being in the room with your favourite author, podcaster or actor.”