Ant and Dec told ‘we’re not ready’ as they share tearful message ahead of final Saturday Night Takeaway

Ant and Dec hug on Saturday Night Takeaway
Ant and Dec will be taking a break from Saturday Night Takeaway -Credit:ITV

Ant and Dec have shared a teary message ahead of the final episode of Saturday Night Takeaway. The presenting duo confirmed that their much-loved ITV series would be taking a break after its current 20th season, with the last show airing on Saturday (April 13).

After 22 years on screen, Ant and Dec said it seemed like the 'perfect time to pause for a little while and catch our breath'. The pair have also said they are putting their popular programme on pause 'to spend some time' with their loved ones.

Ant McPartlin, 48, married Anne-Marie Corbett, who has two teenage daughters from her previous relationship, in 2021 whilst Dec Donnelly, 48, shares two children, five-year-old daughter Isla and 18-month-old Jack, with his wife Ali Astall, whom he married in 2015.

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Saturday's finale is set to be a two-hour extravaganza, with The Star Guest Announcers for the finale show being the iconic pop group Girls Aloud. The specially extended show will also be filled with celebrity guests throughout including Ashley Roberts, S Club, Scarlett Moffatt, Andi Peters, Kaiser Chiefs, Jordan North and Tony Hadley.

Ring My Bell will also be pushed to the extreme, celebrating the biggest happiest minute of the series, ensuring the show is one big party for everyone at home and in the studio. There's also set to be a special montage of SNT’s best bits from the past 20 series as well as live surprises and an amazing End of the Show Show.

Ant and Dec shared some photos from their time together on the show -Credit:Ant and Dec Instagram
Ant and Dec shared some photos from their time together on the show -Credit:Ant and Dec Instagram

Fans will also get to see the final part of Ant & Dec’s comeuppance in Get Out Of Me Ear: The Revenge, with Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Dermot O'Leary, Alison Hammond, Holly Willoughby, Rylan, Oti Mabuse, Olly Murs, Davina McCall, Gino D’Acampo, Craig David, Richard Madeley and Cheryl. There will also be a super-sized Singalong and the decider of Ant vs Dec hosted by Stephen Mulhern, in which we’ll find out who will be crowned the ultimate champion.

Ahead of the final show airing, the pair have taken to their joint Instagram account to share some photos of their time on the show together, along with the caption: "Six down… just one to go #SaturdayNightTakeaway," which was coupled with a crying-face emoji.

But fans say they 'aren't ready' for the finale, with many taking to the comments' section of the post to share their devastation. chelseatrundleyx wrote: "I cant believe it’s the last one this week for a while," as @ch41 begged: "Please don’t end it for good."

shannonroachx wrote: "I am not ready for this to end," as @tina_tonks123 said: "I’m just glad BGT is next week cos I can’t life without you two on my screen - I’m gonna miss SNT so much."

norma.bowman.792 echoed: "Still struggling with this being the last this week don't know what we're all going to do now," as @michelle_harryman added: "Oh how I love you two. Although I will be sad Saturday night watching your last takeaway but at same time enjoy it as always I am sure. Love you @antanddec xx.