This show will go on, but without Ant McPartlin.
Following the presenter's drink-driving arrest on Sunday it was announced that this weekend's Saturday Night Takeaway was cancelled as Ant would be returning to rehab. However it has been announced today the final two shows of the season will go ahead with Declan Donnelly taking the helm on his own.
Saturday Night Takeaway will return on March 31 with the penultimate episode of the series while the finale will go ahead on April 7th at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida as planned.
Both Donnelly and ITV released statements this afternoon confirming the news on Twitter:
— antanddec (@antanddec) March 21, 2018
ITV can confirm that Saturday Night Takeaway, presented by Declan Donnelly, will return on March 31, and the series finale will be taking place at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida a week later.
— ITV Press Centre (@itvpresscentre) March 21, 2018
It truly will be strange to see Dec on screen without Ant but no doubt he will own it.