ITV has confirmed the official launch date for when Saturday Night Takeaway, hosted by TV favourites Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, will return.
The comic duo will be back to entertain the nation for an hour and a half at 7 pm on February 20.
It is understood that the hit series will take over from The Masked Singer after the guessing game wraps this weekend.
Confirmed guests for the first show include Jamie & Harry Redknapp in an hilarious Get Out Of Me Ear and Gary Barlow in a spectacular End of the Show Show.
ITV have promised that Ant & Dec have another fantastic giveaway planned for viewers which will be revealed in the first show of the new series.
The TV channel revealed in a press release that Fleur East is back with a brand new segment and Stephen Mulhern returns to put the boys through his usual brand of high-octane, surprise Ant vs Dec challenges.
For the first time ever, Saturday Night Takeaway will also have an exclusive show on the ITV Hub. We’ll have 7 x 10 min episodes and each episode will feature new interviews with Ant & Dec and be jam packed with exclusive behind the scenes gossip.
With a virtual studio audience of over 300 people alongside the return of Win the Ads expect high energy live entertainment from start to finish as Saturday night’s most feel good series returns to kick start the weekend with a bang.
Revealing just how excited fans of Ant and Dec are at the show returning to perk up the UK amid lockdown, after a fan account shared the news on Twitter, several excited TV viewers took to the micro-blogging site to rejoice.
One typed: “Wooehoo yay can’t wait well if that’s official date it starts great stuff I’ve watched Saturday takeaway for years n before that all their other shows ant n Dec brighten everything up all the time welcome back boys can’t wait.”
Another added: “Can’t wait!! Something to cheer us up during lockdown! Ant and Dec will put on a great show.”
Others echoed: “Yipeeee. Some entertainment from Ant and Dec. Happy days” and “Yay I can’t wait x.”
In January, Ant and Dec promised fans that it will be the “happiest 90 minutes of the week” when they return with Saturday Night Takeaway.
In the fun promo, Ant and Dec ran into shot as a Friday sign switched to Saturday.
Sharing the promo on their Instagram page, the presenters wrote: “The happiest ninety minutes of the week is back this February! Who’s ready for the non-stop show show to be back on your telly? @itvtakeaway.”
The pair previously teased the show’s return on Instagram as they grinned behind the scenes.
They wrote: “Dapper clappers at your Saturday Night service A lil’ peek from promo filming to tickle your fancy. Excited!? @itvtakeaway @itv.”
In another cheeky promo, Ant and Dec are seen standing in front of the cameras, with Ant sipping his coffee.
A director then calls at someone to get rid of the coffee cup, prompting Ant to reach over through the screen and places it on top.
They captioned it: “For coffee? You for coffee! Takeaway is brewing @itvtakeaway @itv.”
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*Saturday Night Takeaway returns in February on ITV