Ant and Dec's 'secret TV project' after Saturday Night Takeaway's rest

Ant and Dec appear to be working on a secret TV project after their production company Mitre Studios trademarked the name Belta Box, which is said to cover TV, radio and podcast shows, as well as merchandise.

Ant and Dec

Ant and Dec are working on a secret TV project.

The pair's production company Mitre Studios - which owns the trademarks for their 'Limitless Win' game show - are said to have trademarked the name Belta Box, which covers TV shows as well as radio and podcast episodes, and merchandise.

A TV source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Everything Ant and Dec does turns to gold and this is sure to be another success."

Belta Box is also a reference to their hometown of Newcastle upon Tyne, because "belta" means excellent in the north east.

The pair's Mitre Studios company also own the trademark to online show 'Taste Mates'.

Mitre Studios said: "'Taste Mates' and Belta Box are digital projects that will tap into the Mitre core values of being fun and engaging."

Ant and Dec's latest move comes after they decided to rest their 'Saturday Night Takeaway' show after it reached a 20th series this year.

In the series finale, Ant admitted it had been an "honour and a privilege" hosting the light entertainment programme.

Dec insisted the pair had "truly adored every second of making the show".

The pair admitted they were embarking on a self-imposed hiatus from the show - which initially aired from 2002 to 2009, before a four-year break - to "spend some time with our family".

In February, Ant told Fault magazine: "Part of the reason we’re pausing ‘Takeaway’ is we need a break ourselves, and we need to spend some time with our family.

"We’ve both got children that we need to spend time with for a little bit."

Ant and his wife, Anne-Marie Corbett, have a baby on the way, and Dec has two children with his wife Ali Astall.

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