Declan Donnelly to present Saturday Night Takeaway alone

02 April, 2018, 00:46 | Author: Sheila Harris
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SATURDAY Night Takeaway will look different this evening, as Declan Donnelly presents the popular show alone.

McPartlin has stepped back from his TV commitments and returned to rehab after he was charged with drink driving earlier this month.

Dec will fly solo once again next week, for current series finale of "Saturday Night Takeaway", which will be filmed live from Florida.

Dr. Helen Driscoll is a psychologist at Sunderland University and feels for December.

This will be the first time in 20 years that Dec has had to present without Ant by his side, so he's understandably feeling the pressure ahead of tonight's show.

Ant who cancelled all his TV work after checking into rehab after his drink-drive charge.

And he waited until the very end of the show to express his heartfelt thanks for the support the audience had given him.

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It's expected that Ant will remain in treatment for some time and miss his usual presenting slots on Britain's Got Talent and I'm A Celebrity... "We have got a jam-packed show, this week we have lots to cram in and twice the amount of work to do", he joked.

Merchant then asked Dec if he needed a hand presenting as there was "a little bit of space on the stage", before the pair exchanged a joke about their height difference.

Dec confirmed in a statement posted to Twitter on March 21 that he would be hosting this week's show and would also be fulfilling the show's promise to take deserving viewers to Universal Studios in Florida during the Place on the Plane segment for the final show of the series.

Dozens of fans - including fellow broadcasters Piers Morgan, Susanna Reid and Dermot O'Leary - congratulated Dec on his successful performance on social media. He will reportedly feature in tonight's programme as part of a pre-recorded Saturday Knight Takeaway sketch.

"I know Ant would be proud of you".

He is due to appear at Wimbledon magistrates court on 4 April.

Producers are still deciding whether Dec speak about Ant or ignore the matter entirely.

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