Ant and Dec emotional over end of an era as ITV axes fan-favourite TV channel

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    Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly were sad to hear that beloved kids channel CITV would be culled.

    CITV saw many famous faces kickstart their career in presenting, with Ant and Dec joining Cat Deeley on a regular basis, while Stephen Mulhern hosted the show with Danielle Nicholls.

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    As ITV took to Instagram to confirm the end of the channel, Ant and Dec shared their post on their own story which saw an old photo of the duo with Cat Deeley resurface.

    The trio were all very young and fresh faced, with the photo likely taken when they were in their early 20s.

    As the photo was shared on their page the duo wrote: "End of an era," with a crying face emoji."

    ITV shared the post on their Instagram with multiple old snaps from the CITV days as they wrote: "End of an era for CITV. These images are giving us serious nostalgia. Which CITV show takes you right back?"

    Famous hosts were then seen on screen as Holly Willoughby, Stephen Mulhern, Danielle Nicholls, Neil Buchanan and the cast of some of their most beloved TV shows all appeared in old snaps.

    Fans of the show and ex hosts then rushed to the comments to swoon over the show, with Danielle writing: "Some of the most wonderful years of my life on CITV… met my best friend Stephen Mulhern who is still my best friend to this day. Thank you for everything."

    Jane Anderson wrote: "The ward – or children's ward – good times."

    Meanwhile others begged ITV not to cut the show from regular viewing, but sadly kids shows will now be an option on streaming rather than a normal show.

    At the time of ITV confirming the axe, the broadcast told Sky News: "As a consequence of this new streaming approach and responding to the changing ways children and their parents are increasingly accessing content, the CITV broadcast channel will close after the summer holidays on 1st September."

    Instead ITVX Kids will take CITV's place to increase its streaming presence and will offer over 1,000 hours of programming.

    Craig Morris, managing editor of ITVX, said they were "really excited" to launch the dedicated destination for kids on the show.

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