With the success of Declan Donnelly hosting Saturday Night Takeaway by himself over the weekend it’s been said that Simon Cowell wants to him to host the finals of Britain’s Got Talent all by himself.
Dec who had to host the show by himself on Saturday night went down really well with the viewers and impressed Cowell that much that for the first time he is going to host the live shows of BGT all by himself.
A insider has said:
After last weekend the feeling is very much that Dec should take on BGT alone too – he did a brilliant job.
“The bosses at ITV loved him and want him back on screens as soon as possible, and Simon Cowell totally agrees that he’s the best man for the job rather than bringing in a new face.
They continued to say:
“It was obviously strange for viewers seeing him alone at first, but he took everything in his stride like a total pro. That’s not to say people didn’t miss Ant, but the overwhelming response was that Dec was fantastic solo too.
“It also solves the major headache over continuity issues because so much of the series is already in the bag after the auditions finished.”
With the live finals of Britain’s Got Talent coming up in just over a month Ant McPartlin is not going to be ready to host the show and now rumors have been saying that Holly Willoughby might join Dec Donnelly and present the show together.
Holly has odds of of 8/1 of joining Dec on the BGT live shows this year but nothing has been confirmed at the moment.
This comes after Ant was arrested and charged with drink driving just under two weeks ago.
We will keep you posted when we know more.
Ant McPartlin will feature on this Saturday episode of Saturday Night Takeaway.
ITV have said that they are going to air pre-recorded scenes what where filmed before Ant checked himself into rehab after being arrested and charged with drinking under the influence.
A insider of the show has said to The Sun:
“There’s been some discussion about whether the whole of the series should be ditched because Ant features heavily.
“But after a lot of soul searching it was decided that the final two episodes should run because viewers have loved the series and want to find out the conclusion in the final two episodes.
“Obviously it means Ant will still be on the show in some form.
Then the insider continued to talk about how they are going to talk about Ant on the show:
“At the moment talks are taking place about exactly how his situation in regards to the drink driving charge and rehab will be addressed.”
The production company are having conversations about how to address the charge Saturday night.
Reports have been saying that Ant McPartlin and Dec Donnelly are going to be scrapped from I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here.
A show insider has said:
“There’s a very real possibility that Ant won’t be available to present the next series of the jungle.
“Production staff who work on the show were worried that meant it may not go ahead and they’d be out of a job. A lot of crew members were in tears.
“But bosses have reassured everyone it will go ahead no matter what.
Fans have beg Holly Willoughby to host I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here alongside Ant McPartlin to replace Ant McPartlin.
The show what isn’t on until November is still not going to have a host to present alongside Dec Donnelly as Ant will still not be back on the TV by the time the production begins.
It’s not been said who will replace Ant but would Holly be able to do it with all her other TV commitments?
Suzuki have confirmed that they have dropped it’s TV ad campaign what features Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly!
It’s been rumored that the pair got a whopping £20 million to feature on the add but that has all gone down the pan now that Ant was arrested and charged with drink driving.
A rep for the company has said to the Mail Online:
“Suzuki are withdrawing their advertising campaign with Ant & Dec. No further material featuring the duo will be aired and Suzuki’s endorsement deal with the pair has come to an end,”
“We agree with ITV and Ant & Dec that it was the correct decision not to broadcast Saturday Night Takeaway this weekend,” it continued.
“As a car brand we recognise the seriousness of Ant’s charge. We completely support Ant’s decision to seek treatment.
“Suzuki will however continue to sponsor the last two episodes of this series of Saturday Night Takeaway with our current idents.
“Suzuki very much supports Dec and ITV’s decision to broadcast the shows and as headline sponsors we also want to support the competition winners who have won places on the Plane to Florida for the series finale.”
The deal was for two years and has been said to have been one of the biggest British non-sports TV deals.