TV - Double duty for Ant and Dec as Saturday Night Takeaway returns, Saturday, 7pm ITV
Ant and Dec are back with a bang this week with a new series of their ever-popular Saturday Night Takeaway plus the duo are on hosting duties for The Brit Awards 2016 on Wednesday.
Takeaway returns to ITV, complete with big name showbiz guests, high octane stunts and challenges, ambitious undercover set ups and a whole host of live shocks and surprises to unleash upon both the studio audience and the viewers at home.
The only series on TV that lets its audience ‘win the ads’ returns with a star packed blockbuster whodunit, its biggest ever viewer giveaway, a series finale like never before, and a new presenter, as Stephen Mulhern takes the reigns as the host of Ant vs Dec.
The show’s favourite features make a welcome return; a fresh pack of celebrities will fall foul of Ant and Dec’s prankster antics on Undercover, as the pair jet off to LA to wreak havoc on the set of James Corden’s US chat show.
Meanwhile, the duo once again play puppet masters when a number of famous faces, including Mel B and Gino D’Acampo, follow their instructions in I’m A Celebrity Get Out Of Me Ear!
The series features a brand new comedy whodunit Who Shot Simon Cowell?, which sees the TV talent show supremo gunned down at a birthday party, with a host of famous faces in the frame – including David Walliams, Keith Lemon, Louis Walsh, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon, Olly Murs, Caroline Flack, Stacey Solomon, Ashleigh and Pudsey, Diversity, and even Ant and Dec themselves. In a plot masterminded by Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall, can detectives Kevin Whately and Emilia Fox crack the case and determine which of Cowell’s celebrity friends pulled the trigger? Expect more twists and turns than an Agatha Christie novel as the mystery unravels… Ant and Dec’s TV offspring, the inimitable Little Ant and Dec, will be asking a range of international superstars the questions that no one else dares to, with Hollywood’s biggest female movie star, Jennifer Lawrence, first up to face the mini duo.
For the first time in the show’s history, Ant and Dec will step out of the studio to present the entire series finale live from the deck of a cruise ship on the Mediterranean, and in its biggest on air competition to date, up to 150 lucky viewers will have a chance to win a two week stay on the same very ship.
Meanwhile, with 7:26pm on a Saturday night scientifically proven to be the happiest minute of the week, we’ll be celebrating by giving some deserving Takeaway viewers one minute they will never ever forget. Every show will sign off in spectacular style when as some of the world’s biggest and best performers take to the Takeaway stage for a one-off performance in the End of Show Show.
Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, ITV, Saturday, 7pm
The Brit Awards 2016, Wednesday 8pm