Saturday Night Takeaway: Dec Hosts Without Ant – the nation eager to see how it would go. Social media thought Dec was great
Declan Donnelly joked he had “twice the amount of work to do” as he presented Saturday Night Takeaway without Ant for the first time.
The decision to host alone was made after Ant McPartlin was charged with drink driving following a collision in south-west London.
Ant still had some screen time in a pre-recorded comedy sketch.
Show regulars Scarlett Moffatt and Stephen Mulhern also took on greater presenting roles.
Coming down the steps to loud applause, Dec thanked the audience for the “very, very warm welcome”.
“I’ve got twice the amount of work to do so we’re going to crack on,” he joked.
Guest announcer and comedian Stephen Merchant told Dec: “I can’t help but notice a little bit of space on the stage there – any chance I can come down?”
But he added: “You don’t want me standing next to you because I’m 6ft 7in and you’re considerably smaller.”
The audience loved it. Dec was superb in capturing laughs and applause. His technique did not miss a beat. Did you miss Ant and Dec together?
What did you think of the show. There were some excellent scenes. One had Dec walking up a wall!
— YourNewsUKtv (@YourNewsUKtv) March 31, 2018
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