Dec paid a heartfelt tribute to Ant after Saturday Night Takeaway went off-air
It’s fair to say that this series of Saturday Night Takeaway has been emotional for Declan Donnelly.
Last month, Ant McPartlin was charged with drink driving, following a road traffic accident in London. He subsequently stepped away from his TV commitments, leaving Dec to host the show alone.
The current series came to an end on Saturday night, with a special show from Universal Orlando Resort in Florida, with guests Jason Derulo, Denise Richards, and Craig David.
According to Manchester Evening News, after the cameras had stopped rolling, Dec addressed the 1,000-strong audience, thanking them for their support.
“It’s been a fun series. It’s been tinged with sadness,” he told the crowd.
An audience member then shouted out “We miss Ant.”
To which Dec replied “Yes, we do [miss him]. Give a round of applause to Ant who’s back home.”