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Tonight’s Saturday Night Takeaway start time, guests and line up

Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway: on ITV1 and ITVX
Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway: on ITV1 and ITVX

Saturday Night Takeaway is back for 2024 tonight with the launch of a brand new series.


What time is Saturday Night Takeaway on?

Ant & Dec return for a landmark twentieth series of their Saturday night series from Saturday, 24 February at 7PM on ITV1 and ITVX.

The show will air weekly throughout the spring.

The 20th series of the show promises a thrilling blend of brand-new, adrenaline-furled challenges, side-splitting hidden camera pranks, and innovative studio games, along with live surprises.

Who’s on the show tonight?

In the first episode, Stephen Merchant will return as the Guest Announcer and there will be the unveiling of a brand new Little Ant & Dec!

There’s also a must watch and hilarious Simon Cowell ‘Undercover’ and a special End of the Show Show with Becky Hill and Urban Theory.

Plus, Stephen Mulhern returns with a terrifying Ant versus Dec challenge, Jordan North helps surprise members of the audience and a brand-new Little Ant & Dec are unveiled.


Later in the series there’s an unmissable Get Out Of Me Ear: The Revenge; where celebrities who have been hidden camera victims of Ant & Dec over the years get their revenge by turning the tables on them and being in their ears…it will be guaranteed chaos!

And to cap off each show, the Takeaway stage will host a dazzling array of world-class performers, each delivering a one-of-a-kind performance in the iconic End of the Show Show. Continuing its tradition as the only TV series where the audience has the chance to ‘Win The Ads’, the show remains a beacon of joy, offering the happiest 90 minutes of the week.

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Anticipate a series finale unlike any other in Takeaway’s history. From the opening act to the final curtain, this series promises non-stop, high-energy entertainment, ensuring that Saturday nights are the perfect start to the weekend, full of fun and excitement.

How to take part

If you want to take part in the show, now is your chance.

You can find out how to apply for Saturday Night Takeaway here, either for yourself or to nominate someone for a surprise.


Applications will close in April 2024. You must be 18 or over to apply yourself or you can nominate someone else aged at least five.

Meanwhile you can find information on Saturday Night Takeaway audience tickets here.

The last Saturday Night Takeaway?

Ahead of the latest series, Ant & Dec have revealed Saturday Night Takeaway will take a break.

The show will go on hiatus after this year. Saturday Night Takeaway previous paused in 2009 for four years before returning in 2013.


Ant said: “We love making Saturday Night Takeaway, but reaching the milestone of 20 series seemed like the perfect time to pause for a little while and catch our breath.”

Dec added: “We will do our best to go out (for now) with a bang in 2024!”