Ant and Dec bring back ITV’s Britain Get Talking campaign by urging viewers to ‘just chat’ after trying to text Mo Farah on Saturday Night Takeaway
Ant and Dec unveiled the return of ITV’s Britain Get Talking campaign in a Saturday night take-out segment this weekend.
In an effort to highlight the importance of having better conversations, duo Geordie, both 45, held a question-and-answer session with Olympian Mo Farah, attempting to interview him via SMS.
Ant and Dec went on to explain that the segment showed the positive effects of verbal communication on our mental well-being and urged followers to put their phones down and “ just talk. ”
Important: Ant and Dec unveiled the return of ITV’s Britain Get Talking campaign in a Saturday night takeout segment this weekend
The segment saw Ant and Dec kick off their interview with Mo by texting from their phones, even though he was only seated a few feet away.
As the words started to get lost in the translation, the two realized the unnatural nature of the conversation and suggested to Mo that it would be best if they just spoke.
They went on to explain how we experience a mental health emergency and many of us could use an appropriate heart-to-heart, whether over the phone or in person at a social distance.
Inconvenient: In an effort to emphasize the importance of having better conversations, the Geordie duo hosted a question-and-answer session with Olympian Mo Farah.
Let’s talk! As the words started to get lost in the translation, the couple understood the unnatural nature of the discussion and suggested to Mo that it would be best if they just spoke.
The presenters, who have supported Britain Get Talking since their launch in 2019, said: ‘We are really proud to support the Britain Get Talking campaign which has already encouraged millions to go online.
“ This final part of the campaign is a reminder to think about, not just how much we are discussing, but what type of conversations they are. After the year everyone has had, Britain Get Talking’s message couldn’t be more important.
Addressing our mental health during the coronavirus pandemic, Susie Braun, chief strategy officer for ITV Social Purpose, said in a statement, “ Connecting with other people is one of the best ways to ensure our mental well-being.
“Britain Get Talking has enabled millions of people to chat since its launch – so in this next campaign we’re not just focusing on quantity, but also quality. A good conversation can make all the difference, especially after the difficult year we’ve all been through.
Necessary: They went on to explain how we experience a mental health emergency and many of us could use an appropriate heart-to-heart
The Britain Get Talking was first launched in October 2019 and is part of ITV’s ongoing campaign to help the public do what they can to take care of their mental health.
As a result, 2.8 million people started a conversation or had more meaningful discussions with family and friends through the campaign.
Britain Get Talking continues to be the UK’s most recognized mental health campaign.
Important cause: The presenters, who have supported Britain Get Talking since their launch in 2019, said: ‘We are really proud to support the Britain Get Talking campaign’
Ant and Dec then showed off Mo’s hilarious participation in their Get Out Of Me Ear sketch where he had to lie down in an ice bath while showing guests around his bathroom without the knowledge.
The popular Saturday Night Takeaway segment follows a series of celebrities as they are tasked with performing often embarrassing tasks, which are instructed by the presenters through an earpiece.
The current series came out with a bang as they’ve had guest appearances from Mo, David Guetta, Fleur East, Mo Gilligan, and Jon Courtenay – to name a few.
The finale comes after ITV revealed on Tuesday that the show had drawn an impressive 8.5 million viewers through the show.
Goodbye: The current series has gone off on a high note with guest appearances from Mo, David Guetta, Fleur East, Mo Gilligan and Jon Courtenay – to name a few