Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway nominated for Bafta TV award

News comes after Declan Donnelly hosted an episode without his presenting partner, appearing solo for the first time in 29 years

Declan Donnelly presents Satuday Night Takeaway without Ant McPartlin

Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly have been nominated for a Bafta TV award for their hit show Saturday Night Takeaway.

The announcement comes shortly after Donnelly presented last week's show by himself, following McPartlin's charge for drink driving and subsequent return to rehab.

The nomination is for Best Entertainment Programme, for which Britain's Got Talent - another show fronted by the duo - is also nominated.

Donnelly gave an emotional speech after hosting his first solo episode of Saturday Night Takeaway, where he told the audience he "couldn't have done it without them".

Speaking after the episode had aired, he said: "I wasn't sure how I was going to do, or how you were going to react... but you carried me all the way through the show. I couldn't have done it without you."

He added: "Thank you to our amazing production team. They carried me through the show. To all the crew and staff here at the London studios, which has been our home - not just for tonight but for the last 20 years.

"We are going to miss this place enormously. We will never find a home like this so thank you."

You can see the full list of Bafta TV nominations here.

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