Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway 2021 start date and first guests confirmed!

When is Saturday Night Takeaway back on TV? Air date confirmed!

ant and dec saturday night takeaway 2021

Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway will be back for a brand new series in 2021.

The Geordie duo will return to front brand new episodes - with a start date now confirmed.


The new series will start on Saturday, 20 February at 7PM, ITV has announced.

Confirmed guests for the first show include Jamie & Harry Redknapp in an hilarious Get Out Of Me Ear and Gary Barlow in a spectacular End of the Show Show.

ITV tease : "TV’s most popular duo are back in the ultimate family entertainment show with a whole host of new and exclusive features, guests, live surprises and outrageous stunts along with all of the Saturday Night Takeaway favourites that viewers know and love.

"Undercover and I’m A Celebrity…Get Out Of Me Ear will both return for the new series with some of the biggest celebrities taking part. Some of the celebrities taking part in the forthcoming hidden camera hits for the new series include Davina McCall, Sir Mo Farah and Jamie & Harry Redknapp

"Ant & Dec have another fantastic giveaway planned for viewers which will be revealed in the first show of the new series.

"The Honoured trilogy series has now finished and we have a brand-new mini-series called Double Trouble in which Ant & Dec have been cloned and the clones have gone rogue! The new adventure will feature many celebrities including Bear Grylls, Prue Leith, Rob Brydon, Alison Hammond and Jermaine Jenas.


"Fleur East is back with a brand new segment and Stephen Mulhern returns to put the boys through his usual brand of high-octane, surprise Ant vs Dec challenges.

"Popular Pandas Bam & Boo (Ant & Dec in realistic prosthetic costumes) will return after appearing for the first-time last series at London Zoo. This time they’re hiding out in Hamleys toy shop within a teddy bear’s picnic and they need the kids' help to escape!"

Plus, for the first time, Saturday Night Takeaway will also have an exclusive show on the ITV Hub. Each 10 minute episode will feature new interviews with Ant & Dec and be jam packed with exclusive behind the scenes gossip.

The last series ended mid-way through lockdown, resulting in the show airing without a studio audience and the planned epic finale in Florida to be cancelled.

Ant and Dec recently revealed big changes to this year's Saturday Night Takeaway winch will allow it to go ahead during lockdown.

For now, if you want to take part in one of Ant and Dec's wacky games, or even play the ads, then be sure to apply to ITV.

Producers have put the call out for fun, enthusiastic and outgoing people to surprise live on the show.

If you want to take part yourself or by set up a friend or family member to be surprised by Ant and Dec live on the telly, you can nominate them in secret.

> Apply on now


Nominees would need to be free on Saturdays in Spring 2021. Casting closes Friday 2nd April 2021.

You must be aged 18 or over to apply on either your own behalf or to nominate someone. The nominee must be at least six years old.

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