Ant and Dec were desperate to get Scarlett Moffatt on Saturday Night Takeaway

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Ant and Dec have revealed how they were desperate to get Scarlett Moffatt on Saturday Night Takeaway.

It turns out the Geordie duo have actually been Scarlett's rise to fame over the past 12 months after falling slightly in love with her on Gogglebox.


Speaking to The Sun newspaper, Ant explained: “She was the funniest thing in Gogglebox. I always looked forward to what she was going to say.

“She’s got this knack of saying things and you go, ‘Oh, I wish I’d thought of saying that’ – that really good insight and those observations. We’ve clicked really quickly, she’s fitted in with the team — it’s good fun.”

Dec continued: "We saw her on Gogglebox and were like, ‘We’ve got to get her in the jungle,’ first of all, and then said, ‘If she does well in the jungle we’ve got to get her on Saturday Night Takeaway.’

“And after the first episode we said, ‘We’ve got to get her on the team.’ Then she won it and we were like, ‘She’s definitely part of the show.’

“It’s great to have her on board. She’s such a laugh.”

Scarlett will be back on tonight's latest show alongside the star of Mrs Browns Boys, Mrs Brown herself who has left her house in Dublin to be this week’s star guest announcer.


Elsewhere, Stephen Mulhern returns with this weeks Ant versus Dec as they all take a journey back through time to ancient Egypt, new thriller The Crown Jewels is back for episode two and Ant & Dec star in the spectacular End Of The Show Show.

Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway airs tonight at 7PM on ITV.

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