Ant and Dec have reportedly admitted that lessons have been learned from the first series of big money gameshow Red Or Black?
The first series – which attracted controversy after Nathan Hageman, who was jailed for attacking a woman, became its first millionaire – jettisoned viewers.
Dec, 35, was quoted as telling The Sun: “It was our first series and we all learned a lot from it. I think we can improve the show.
“We’ll just see what ITV says – they’re the ones who sign the cheques.”
The show, created by Simon Cowell, lost nearly three million viewers, pulling in an average of 3.9 million halfway through its week-long run and losing out to BBC One consumer show Watchdog.
Red Or Black?, which has been hugely expensive to stage with a budget estimated at £15 million, ended with 5.8 million viewers on the Saturday night.
Dec said: “Simon texted on Sunday morning when the viewing figures came in. It did well on Saturday and finished on a high.”
Ant, 35, reportedly told The Sun: “The scandal around Nathan didn’t put a damper on the series for me. We made four millionaires, which we set out to do, so we were pleased in that way.”