Ant & Dec delight fans with Saturday Night Takeaway update

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19 Jul 2023, 11:11

Ant & Dec on Saturday Night Takeaway

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Ant and Dec have shared an update about their hit entertainment show, Saturday Night Takeaway.

With the next series, the 20th, set be the last “for a little while”, the Geordie presenters have posted a picture of work getting underway. 

Earlier this year, the legendary duo revealed that they will be as they will be taking a break from the show, announcing: “We love making Saturday Night Takeaway, but reaching the milestone of 20 series seemed like the perfect time to pause for a little while and catch our breath.”

For now though, it's full steam ahead for the next run of episodes, with the pair posting a picture on their official social media channels of the hosts sitting around a table with the production team. The photo is captioned: "Series 20 is officially in the making 👀 #SaturdayNightTakeaway".

It's going to be a little while until we can see the new series, as it isn’t set to air until next year, but that hasn’t stopped fans getting excited. One person commented: “I CAN'T WAIT!!! although I am sad it’s the last one for a while ❤️❤️”

Another wrote: “Literally the best show on TV!”

Someone else added: “Oh I just can't wait I love SATURDAY NIGHT TAKEAWAY love Ant and Dec and all the team and with it being 20th anniversary I got a feeling its going to be absolutely SPECTACULAR more than normal and they have all been amazing ❤️”

Many fans were surprised that more episodes were being made, as they thought the duo were taking a break immediately, rather than after the next series. One person said: “You’re not taking a year off?”

Another added: “I’m sure I heard that it was going to run anymore? Aw I’m so glad it is though. Happiest minute of the week is my favourite xx”

Whilst we won’t be getting any more Saturday Night Takeaway for a while after next year, another much-loved Ant & Dec show is on its way back, with Byker Grove set to return 17 years after its final episode. The rebooted series is expected to be called Byker, with McPartlin and Donnelly set to produce.

Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway will return for its 20th series in 2024.