'Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway' returns: See Jeremy Clarkson prank and find out who's on the show

·TV Reporter, Yahoo Entertainment UK
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Watch: Ant and Dec prank Jeremy Clarkson in farm protest

Ant and Dec might have just wrapped up their latest series, Limitless Win, but that doesn't mean Saturday night will be missing them too much as they're back with another hit show.

Saturday Night Takeaway returns this weekend for series 18 and it's as celeb-packed as ever, with the welcome addition of a live studio audience this time after last year's pandemic restrictions.

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Here's all you need to know about who to look out for in episode one - including a hilarious star turn from Jeremy Clarkson.

Who is Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway guest announcer this weekend?

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RuPaul is the 'Saturday Night Takeaway' guest announcer. (World of Wonder)

Series 18 of the pair's popular entertainment show debuts with yet another big name as their guest announcer for the episode.

This time, it's RuPaul's turn, who will also be joined by some friends in the End of the Show Show.

What is the Undercover prank?

Ant and Dec pose as protesters. (ITV)
Ant and Dec pose as protesters. (ITV)

You might have heard about Jeremy Clarkson's involvement with Saturday Night Takeaway a few months ago, and this weekend we get to see the full prank that took place at his farm.

Ant and Dec have donned disguises once more for their Undercover segment, posing as environmental protesters who storm Clarkson's Diddly Squat farm to fight for the rights of soil.

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The notoriously grumpy TV star looks completely baffled by the protesters' demands not to hurt the soil on his land as Ant and Dec are left in hysterics by his reaction.

See the video above for a taster of what happens next.

Which other celebrities are taking part?

Ant and Dec are back for a new series. (ITV)
Ant and Dec are back for a new series. (ITV)

There's a whole host of celebrities gracing the studio for the first show of the series.

Show regular Stephen Mulhern is back to run the Ant vs Dec challenge, which sees the best pals take each other on in a series of high-octane contests.

Other favourites Fleur East and Andi Peters will also rejoin the show to host games and competitions, while I'm A Celebrity runner-up Jordan North leads new prize segment Gift on a Shift.

Who will perform the End of the Show Show?

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 17: The Vivienne attends the Ru Paul's Drag Race UK Launch on September 17, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
The Vivienne is joined by other 'Drag Race UK' winners. (Karwai Tang/WireImage)

As usual, the episode will bow out with an uplifting performance from some special guests.

On Saturday, the singers will be all three winners to date of Drag Race UK - The Vivienne, Lawrence Chaney and Krystal Versace - who will put on a spectacular show to play the episode out.

Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway returns on Saturday at 7pm on ITV.

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