Dec thanks Saturday Night Takeaway fans after series 'tinged with sadness'

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Declan Donnelly has thanked fans following the Saturday Night Takeaway finale.

In the last episode of the series, Dec once again hosted the show solo.

The series finale aired live from Florida with Dec fronting the show alongside regular sidekicks Scarlett Moffat and Stephen Mulhern.

It follows Dec's usual co-host Ant McPartlin stepping down from TV work to seek treatment in rehab.

In a speech after tonight's show to the crowd in Florida, Dec said: "Thanks for all the love and support, it’s been a series tinged with... well...

"It’s tinged with sadness.”

He then asked (via The Sun newspaper): “Can you all give a one round of applause for Ant who is at home.”

“Thank you so much, I know he will appreciate that a great, great deal," Dec added.

Hollywood actress Denise Richards was the star guest announcer for the last episode tonight.

Meanwhile, British musician Craig David made an appearance and US singer Jason Derulo also joined the show Stateside.

One nation was crowned in the final of 'Sofawatch' and the Rembrandts performed karaoke classic I'll Be There Fore You in 'Singalong Live'.

Stephen Mulhern took his pop-up gameshow stateside in a very special edition of 'In For a Penny', and Scarlett Moffat was on hand to make sure that the ‘Place on the…’ winners had an experience they'll never forget.

And on top of all that, another lucky player got the chance to 'Win the Ads' in the only show on TV that says “don’t just watch the adverts - win ‘em!”

Saturday Night Takeaway airson ITV.

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