ITV have confirmed that Declan Donnelly will host Saturday Night Takeaway solo after his co-host Ant McPartlin takes time out.
Ant is reentering rehab following his arrest for drink driving and has stepped down from his TV commitments for the foreseeable future.
ITV said in a statement: ‘We can confirm that Saturday Night Takeaway, presented by Declan Donnelly, will return to ITV on March 31, and the series finale will be taking place at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida a week later.’
This weekend’s episode has been dropped and replaced with The Voice UK and Keith Lemon’s Through The Keyhole.
Dec previously released a statement confirming the show would go on, and that those who had won their big prize of a trip to Orlando would still get to jet off.
A statement from the TV duo’s Twitter and Instagram feed read: ‘Whilst I never thought I’d be in this position, after much discussion and careful consideration we’ve decided that the remaining two shows of this series of Saturday Night Takeaway will go ahead.