Ant Parting Ways With Dec, Going ‘Solo’
Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly will begin filming for a new series of Saturday Night Takeaway later Ant took nearly two years off from the show following his drink-drive arrest in March 2018, The Mirror reports.
The Geordie duo will be back on audiences screens together after Dec was made to present the final two episodes of Saturday Night Takeaway on his own in the exact same year since Ant’s arrest.
ITV decided to provide the entertainment programme a rest while Ant stepped down from his broadcasting commitments.
Saturday Night Takeaway did not broadcast this season but will return in early 2020 for a brand new series where both Ant and Dec will feature.
During his recovery, Ant also missed last year’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! Holly Willoughby stepped into Ant’s shoes and joined Dec down under for the 2018 series which saw Harry Redknapp be crowned King of the Jungle. Ant returned to viewers screens in April where he presented Britain’s Got Talent alongside screen partner Dec..
Discussing Ant’s return to Saturday Night Takeaway, sources have revealed bosses can not wait to get started off filming.
“It promises to be bigger and better than ever. As much as Dec did a excellent job on his own, it just wasn’t the same without Ant.” Fans of I am A Celeb will be treated to a humorous skit in the new series which will show the Geordie duo making a light-hearted reference to Ant’s return. The mini-series titled Two Men and a Boat will see the pair attempt to sail to Australia but get caught up in hilarious hijinks on the way. Ant decided to take a break from his TV work following a car crash which resulted in his drink-driving arrest. As a result of the arrest the Geordie presenter was fined 86,000 and given a 20-month driving ban.