Ashley Roberts on being replaced by Scarlett Moffatt on Saturday Night Takeaway

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Ashley Roberts has spoken out after being replaced by Scarlett Moffatt on Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway.

The Pussycat Doll singer and recent Let It Shine guest judge won't be appearing alongside Ant and Dec this year.


Instead the duo have enlisted the help of fellow Geordie - and another I'm A Celebrity star - to replace Ashley.

Goggleboxer Scarlett Moffatt will take over Ashley's role as guest host each week when the new series starts this Saturday night.

Ashley insisted there were no hard feelings about the swap, saying: "I hope Scarlett has fun with them. There's nothing but well wishes, there really is."

She told BANG! Showbiz: "I don't really know Scarlett. I didn't watch the Jungle, and I haven't really seen her so I don't really know her personally.

"But I'm sure the boys are going to have fun with her, and she'll have such a fun time."

Ashley revealed she's known "for a little while" she wouldn't be back on Saturday Night Takeaway in 2017 after four years alongside Ant and Dec.

"I know they'll probably have a good time and have the same banter," Ashley said, "I absolutely love and adore those boys and we've all talked.

"It's been a great run. I did four seasons with the boys and it's been awesome, I love them to pieces. I've known for a little while. Everybody reached out to me and we all had a nice discussion and it was handled well. Again, good wishes."


And Ashley added: "I'm sure, if I'm in London and sitting alone on a Saturday, I'll tune in for sure. They're really funny."

Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway is back on ITV tonight from 7PM.

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