Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway: When is it on and who are the first guests?

Saturday night entertainment show is back on our screens

Saturday Night Takeaway teaser

Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway is returning to TV screens in hope of brightening up our lockdown weekends.

The long-running entertainment programme is back on ITV this weekend with all the celebrity guests, silly challenges and jaw-dropping prizes we’ve come to expect, 17 series in.

Here’s everything we know about the new series...

When does Saturday Night Takeaway return?

Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway will be back on TV this Saturday (20 February) at 7pm.

Filming on the series began earlier in February, with strict social distancing measures in place.

Who will be presenting?

It wouldn’t be Saturday Night Takeaway without Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, would it? The presenters will be reunited on our screens for the first time since hosting I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! last autumn.

Fleur East and Stephen Mulhern will be joining them to co-host a number of additional segments throughout the series.

Who are the guests?

The first episode back is a star-studded one, with Ant and Dec’s former SM:TV co-host Cat Deeley and Gary Barlow joining them on the show.

Years & Years singer turned It’s A Sin star Olly Alexander will also appear in the series opener.

Harry (left) and Jamie Redknapp appear in the series premiere

Jamie and Harry Redknapp will be taking part in the hidden camera challenge, which Davina McCall and Mo Farah will also do later in the series.

There’s also going to be a new mini-series called Double Trouble, featuring celebrities including Bear Grylls, Prue Leith, Rob Brydon, Alison Hammond and Jermaine Jenas.

Which segments are returning?

For regular viewers of the show, Saturday Night Takeaway is best known for its wacky challenges and other recurring segments.

Fans can expect the return of the End of the Show Show, in which artists perform live, as well as the Win the Ads series.

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Following their debut last series, pandas Bam and Boo (played by Ant and Dec in prosthetics) will also be returning.

Meanwhile, a behind-the-scenes promo clip shared on Twitter showed the presenters throwing it way back and donning their PJ and Duncan outfits.

Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway returns Saturday 20 February at 7pm on ITV.

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