Ant and Dec have hinted that Saturday’s instalment of their hit recreation present, Saturday Night Takeaway, could be their final for the sequence. During an look on Friday’s This Morning, the co-hosts appeared uncertain in regards to the present’s future amid the coronavirus pandemic, with Ant McPartlin telling Eamonn Holmes: “We wanted to do the show to put a smile on people’s faces, we might not be able to do another one. We don’t know, we just want to get on air, have some fun, and hope that you’ll all enjoy it too.” Declan Donnelly then added: “For as long as we are allowed, and as long as we are able, we will try to bring you a show.”
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It was introduced this week that for the primary time within the present’s historical past, Saturday Night Takeaway would go forward with no reside studio viewers, and the well-known presenting duo addressed the choice on Instagram, writing: “Script meeting! We’ll massively miss our studio audience but the show will go on this weekend. Stay safe everyone, we’ll see you on the telly this Saturday.”
Ant and Dec held a manufacturing assembly over Skype
During their This Morning look, Dec elaborated additional in regards to the lack of viewers, saying: “It will be strange, and different — the studio will be how it is now, this is how it is going to look tomorrow night on the show. We are still going to run down the stairs, these seats will all be empty but we’ve got loads of stuff in the show tomorrow night.”
The father-of-one continued: “We are just going to see how it goes and try and bring some smiles to some faces.”
Ant and Dec had been additionally pressured to cancel their grand finale in Disney World, Florida, the place they initially supposed to movie together with 300 followers who had received a seat on the airplane. Speaking in regards to the present, a spokesperson mentioned: “Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway will go ahead this weekend without a studio audience. Our priority is safeguarding the well-being of everyone involved. The show will be made with a reduced production crew and in accordance with the latest guidance from Public Health England. The team are looking forward to bringing our viewers a brilliant show on Saturday evening.”
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