Ant and Dec praise new Saturday Night Takeaway co-host Scarlett Moffatt

Ant joked that the former Gogglebox star could REPLACE him

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Ant of Ant and Dec fame reckons new Saturday Night Takeaway co-host Scarlett Moffatt is so good that she could REPLACE him.

The former Gogglebox star joined the ITV variety show for its latest series, replacing Ashley Roberts.

So far the boys have had her surprise unsuspecting viewers at home and on the set of The Voice UK, fetching takeaway food for VIP audience members, and answering calls for the Game Of Phones segment.

And she's so popular with viewers that it seems Ant now fears for his job.

He recently joked to Star magazine: "Scarlett is amazing. She's really impressed us both. She'll have my job in two years!"

Dec agreed, saying: "She's incredible."

Scarlett's profile has rocketed since she won I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! last year.

She is a regular guest on E4's Virtually Famous, while Channel 4 recently signed her to host a revival of 90s dating show Streetmate.

Before that there's the small matter of Takeaway's series finale - which will air from Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

But although many things could go wrong during the live broadcast, it's the hot weather that's got the crew on edge.

"The biggest problem we have this year is the heat," Dec added. "We're not too worried but everyone behind the scenes is incredibly stressed about it.

"If it goes wrong it almost makes it even more funny."

SNT continues this Saturday at 7.00pm on ITV. The Disney finale will air a week later.

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