Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway returns to TV this evening and here’s a taste of what to come.
Of course we can expect the usual from the Geordie duo including 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 us viewers.
But what else is in store? This year’s new series features a star packed blockbuster whodunit. After ‘Who Shot Simon Cowell?’ and ‘The Missing Crown Jewels’, this year will see another epic series of sketches.
Ant and Dec will be seen trying to rescue David Walliams who has been kidnapped by a mystery baddie.
Olly Murs, Katie Price and Holly Willoughby will all be involved in the sketches.
“The boys’ whodunnit sketches are a really closely guarded secret,” a source told The Sun newspaper. “But they always manage to milk their contact books and get the cream of the crop of the industry to appear in them.”
They added: “They put a lot of time and effort into making them a key part of the series and fans seem to love them.”
Meanwhile, This year the Geordie duo will once again be joined by I’m A Celebrity winner and Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt, who first appeared on the show last year.
“We loved Scarlet so much! Scarlet is brilliant she hit the ground running,” Dec said. “She bought a real wit and charm to the show that was sadly lacking. She brought this lovely female presence and we loved having her.
“As soon as we worked with her on I’m A Celebrity we wanted her.”
Plus, Dec has revealed some dream celebs for their undercover pranks as their BGT co star Amanda Holden becomes the first to fall victim.
Dec said: “We would love Danny Dyer. Adele would be good. She doesn’t do much.”
The exact start date for Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway has now been officially confirmed.
The launch date for Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway in 2018 is February 24.
The opening episode airs at 7PM on ITV.