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Ant and Dec unveil street car racing show

ANT and Dec will take viewers inside the hidden world of souped-up street racing for a new show inspired by their fascination with the world of car-modifiers.

The TV presenting duo are behind the new programme on BBC Two which will see two teams challenged to convert second-hand cars into high-powered racing machines.

On Street Car Showdown competitors will have just 10 days and a tight budget before they compete to become champions.

The Saturday Night Takeaway duo said: ‘We have been fascinated with this world since we were teenagers in the north-east and experienced car modders meeting up on Roker seafront in Sunderland to show off their creations.

‘We came up with the format to shine a light onto the untapped world of car fanatics and highlight their passion, talent and creativity.’

Street Car Showdown is a joint production between the TV stars’ Mitre Television and Race Across The World producer Studio Lambert.

Its chief executive Stephen Lambert said: ‘We were delighted when Mitre asked us to work with them on developing Ant and Dec’s fun, adrenaline-filled idea and producing it with them.’