SM:TV Live

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SM:TV Live

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SM:TV Live was the ITV's answer to Live and Kicking. First broadcast in 1998, SMTV was tipped to be just another Saturday Morning Program. Ant, Dec and Cat were the original presenters trying their hardest to pull viewers across from BBC1. At first, nobody watched it. But ITV didn't give up that easily and in 1999, SMTV got the nod for a second series. The show was revamped with a new set and sketches. It also used the stars who would later be on CD:UK unlike before. Then 6 months into recommission of the 2nd season, ratings reached a record high for any show. And these figures kept up until Ant and Dec left in 2001. SMTV put Live and Kicking out of business!Anyway, Ant and Dec left and viewers worried about the future of the show. Someone from Hollyoaks I think he was James Redmond joined Cat but he is best forgetting about then he got sacked and Tess Daly and Brian Dowlingjoined Cat. Tess and Cat always argued and Tess wasn't budging so Cat Deeleycalled it a day. H and Claire joined Tess and Brian and H and Claire turned viewers away with their annoying voices and viewers flicked onto BBC1. Then H and Claire decided to leave and Tess and Brian were alone. So Ministry of Mayhem presenter Stephen Mulhern and Shavaughn Ruakere joined them. Never heard of Shavaughn? Well she was never there and she was the one who was dead annoying when she decided to turn up. but eventually she got sacked and Tess and Brian left about 5 weeks after each other. Des Clarke[/person joined Stephen as SM:TV Gold was aired for the very first time. SMTV Gold had classic clips and shown the best bits. There was no female presenter so each week a female celebrity would come in an guest present. People included Michelle Heaton and Cheryl Tweedy. At the start of each show, the guest presenter would "slap" Stephen. And as the name suggests(SMTV Gold) it was almost time for the show to come to a graceful end. Ratings were still sliding especially to the new and improved Saturday Show. So on the 27th December 2003, all of the cast of the past (rhyming there lol) came together for the final SM:TV Live/Gold. It came to a fantastic finale and now it was time to hand over the reigns to Stephen, Holly and Michael down at the Ministry of Mayhem. Ok, so Stephen already had the slot but ITV couldn't be arsed finding another presenter that looked good and presented good. Des Clarke had big eyes half way down his face and a big chin so they didn't let him carry on because of that. The very sexy [person]Holly Willoughby joined Mr Mulhern for the Ministry and Michael Underwood also switched channels to join. So for all of you who don't like M.O.M but loved SMTV, SMTV didn't get its good ratings until June 1999 so there is stil hope for M.O.M which will reach the same point in June 2005!Lets leave Stephen and Holly to it and stop living by the archives.moreless
Claire Richards

Claire Richards

Host (2002)

Stephen Mulhern

Stephen Mulhern

Presenter (2003)

Ian Watkins

Ian Watkins

Presenter (2002-)

James Redmond

James Redmond

Presenter (2002)

Declan Donnelly

Declan Donnelly

Host (until late 2001)

Cat Deeley

Cat Deeley

Presenter 1998-2002

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  • AWSOME

    10
    Wow, i used to watch this every saturday morning hoping my favourite bands would be on it. SMTV was so fun, Ant, Dec and Cat really made it, they are hilarious, i used to love all there skits, Chums was my favourite, a take of from friends. Everyweek they used to be round Cats house i think and the celebritys who were appearing on the show would be in the episode too, and everyweek Cat and Dec would b e about to kiss but something or someone would always get in the way. At the beginning of the show they would read out letters from the public, and they had the postman dance, it was great.



    God i miss that programme, its a shame they dont have a programme like that now for young kids.



    Classic!!!moreless
  • This was the best show on Saturday morning.

    10
    Definately a show that should be remembered. It had everything, games, celebrity appearances, cartoons - and not bad ones that fill up the time. The sketches that they did like C.H.U.M.S - parody of Friends - were so funny and could be enjoyed by both children and adults, as I remember my parents laughing at it too. Another great moment of SM:TV Live was the pokerap that they did before Pokemon came on! Pure brilliance. And they did spoofs of Pokemon battles too with MISTAY! and G G G Gary! If you get the chance, see if it's on YouTube. Just classic.moreless
  • I used to get up early in the morning so i'd be read to watch it.

    10
    For obvious reasons the show had to be cancelled when Ant, Dec and Cat left, i mean the people they got instead where so wooden, Brian did his best and he was the best out of the new presenters, i'll give him that. It needs to be brought back. its replacement MOM isn't as entertaining, loads of people think it's rubbish. BRING BACK SM:TV Live for the sake of kids and adults in Britain!!!!!!!!!!!moreless
  • The best Saturday Morning Show of it's time.

    10
    Who could sleep in on Saturday mornings when SM:TV Live was on? Not me. Every Saturday at 9:25 was the time. It's such a shame this was replaced. Ant, Dec and Cat we're the shows best presenters and I think when they left, the show started to go downhill. Who could forget such classic sketches such as Chums, The Secret to My Success, Fartbeat, Eminemmidale and that one with the potatoes. It had some great games too, such as Challenge Ant and Eat My Goal!. The shows we're the best at the time: Sabrina, and more that I can't remember right now, and it was all wrapped up with guest stars, and a great audiance (which I was in once!). Who could sleep in on Saturday mornings when SM:TV Live was on? Not me. Every Saturday at 9:25 was the time. It's such a shame this was replaced. R.I.P, SM:TV.moreless

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