Disgraced Ant McPartlin WILL appear on Saturday Night Takeaway this weekend – after bosses decided to screen the whodunnit drama he has filmed for the ITV series. Show bosses had been weighing up whether to scrap the big budget series called Saturday Knight Takeaway altogether.
But The Sun has revealed ITV have decided to risk a backlash from viewers in order to screen the final episodes of the scripted mini-series, which stars Joanna Lumley, Michael Sheen, David Walliams and Emilia Fox. Ant was arrested on suspicion of drink driving a week ago following a three-car crash in South West London.
A Takeaway insider explained: “There’s been some discussion about whether the whole of the series should be ditched because Ant features heavily. But after a lot of soul searching it was decided that the final two episodes should run because viewers have loved the series and want to find out the conclusion in the final two episodes. Obviously it means Ant will still be on the show in some form. At the moment talks are taking place about exactly how his situation in regards to the drink driving charge and rehab will be addressed.”