"This was where Ant and Cat and I did Saturday mornings SMTV
Live and CD:UK for many years."
The show, which mixed competitions with cartoons, sketches and music with celebrity guests, also parodied other TV shows from the time, such as Chums - SMTV
's version of Friends.
It was SMTV
Live which introduced the pair to adult viewers and proved a springboard to their prime time career.
They were soon snapped up by ITV, however, and were let loose alongside Cat Deeley on Saturday morning shows SMTV
and CD:UK, which saw them become two of the most popular presenters in the country, while subsequent stints on Poker Face, Pop Idol and on their very own Saturday Night Takeaway have secured their place as national treasures.
"My days as an air steward have given me a taster for it." Since winning Big Brother 2 back in 2001, Brian has worked on various TV shows including SMTV
The zany off-the-cuff banter and, well, sheer delight in presenting that characterised their SMTV
days has been replaced by scripted lines so strict they smack of Skegness pantomime.
The former SMTV
presenter, who won the reality show four years ago, was fuming that the crimper had taken a swipe at him by claiming he was going to steal his TV crown.
Vanessa, 13, from Toxteth, a pupil at Belvedere School, says: ``My brother Mohammed, 12, and I were watching SMTV
when an advert came up for Britain's Brainiest Kids.
It means that for two hours I can be highly entertained as Tess Daly and former Big Brother winner Brian Dowling present SMTV
At present, the key scheduling battle is Saturday morning, where BBC1 has just launched a new magazine program, "The Saturday Show," in a bid to overhaul its dominant ITV rival "SMTV
: Live." Like "SMTV
," "Saturday" will run for 52 weeks of the year in a brand-building bid.
(MAS601) JAMES MONGIARDO - SELECT MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS INC (SMTV
En la actualidad esta considerado entre los diez eventos turisticos mas importantes del mundo, entre los que se cuentan la Feria Internacional de Turismo en Madrid (FITUR); la Bolsa Internacional de Turismo en Berlin (ITB), el Salon Mundial de Turismo y Viajes en Paris (SMTV
), el World Travel Market en Londres (WTM), la Bolsa Internacional de Turismo en Milan (BIT).