Ant and Dec reveal 'naughty' special guest and new 'revenge' feature for Saturday Night Takeaway

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20 Feb 2024, 07:38

Ant and Dec on Saturday Night Takeaway.

Credit: ITV

Ant and Dec have spoken about some of the stars and features that we can expect when Saturday Night Takeaway returns for its much-anticipated 20th series.

The show will be back on ITV1 and ITVX (and STV1 and STV Player in Scotland) this Saturday 24th February for one “final” series, before it is given a rest. Dec said: “We are ending the Undercovers where we started… with Simon Cowell! Our first ever Undercover was on Simon in LA when he was a judge on American Idol. So we've gone back and got Simon Cowell again.”

Ant added: “It’s very, very funny.”

The Geordie legends also revealed that, later in the series, Lorraine Kelly will be a guest for Get Out Of My Ear. Dec said: “I thought we got stopped a lot when we were out shopping but my goodness, everybody wants to stop and talk to Lorraine Kelly!”

Ant laughed: “And it turns out Lorraine is happy to talk to everybody, it took us hours to film the VT! She’s very funny and game for a laugh, she has a wicked sense of humour. The viewers will enjoy it, Lorraine’s naughty side comes out.”

Dec continued: “Most worryingly, we have also put ourselves into the hot seat for the first time (and last time) with a Revenge Get Out Of Me Ear coming up. We will be wearing earpieces and we’ll have celebrities in our ear telling us what to say and do. These celebrities will be ones we’ve pranked in the past and we’re giving them the opportunity to get their sweet revenge!”

Ant added: “We don't know who these celebrities are, but the production team do.” He explained, however, that the celebs in question “immediately said yes” and admitted that the duo are “very nervous about this”.

Viewers can also look forward to some “cheeky questions” from Little Ant and Dec, while Stephen Mulhern, Jordan North, Andi Peters and Fleur East will also be back. The latter won’t be around for the whole series, as she is pregnant, and Ant explained that “a few different familiar faces and presenters” will step in to help out.

The pair also enthused that “the final show will be a party to end all parties,” with Dec promising: “We’ll make sure we go out with a bang.”

Last year, Ant and Dec announced they will be taking a break from Saturday Night Takeaway. The pair have been presenting the ITV show for 20 years but have decided to “pause” after reaching the 20th series.

Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway returns this Saturday 24th February at 7pm on ITV1 & ITVX.