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Ant And Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway and I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! have both been cleared of any transgression following an investigation into premium rate phone-ins.

The two programme have had the cases against them closed after Icstis, regulator for premium phone lines, investigated claims that they had been amonst the tv shows charging viewers for calls and texts that were not counted.

It decided there was no evidence to support allegations against the two shows even though one of the more serious claims was one that David Gest was wrongly evicted from last year’s I’m A Celebrity after 30,000 votes for him went astray.

Saturday Night Takeaway viewers were reportedly encouraged to call in to enter the Grab The Ads contest after entrants had been chosen.


May 15, 2007