ITV confirms this week’s Saturday Night Takeaway cancelled

ITV confirms this week’s Saturday Night Takeaway cancelled
Updated: Monday 19 March 2018

This weekend’s edition of Saturday Night Takeaway has been cancelled, following the arrest of Ant McPartlin.

Ant was arrested on Sunday following a drink-driving incident involving his Mini sports.

“ITV has taken a joint decision with Ant and Dec’s team not to broadcast Saturday Night Takeaway this weekend,” said the broadcaster.

“We will be reviewing options for the last two episodes of the series (March 31 and April 7) which would not feature Ant who is taking time off to seek treatment.

“We very much hope that he gets the help that he needs.”

Ant – who is also a co host of I’m A Celebrity – booked himself into rehab in the summer for drink and prescription drug addictions.

A spokesperson for McPartlin said: “Ant has decided to go back into treatment and step down from his current TV commitments.

“He has spoken with Dec and ITV today and asked for time off for the foreseeable future.

“As such ‘Saturday Night Takeaway’ will not be going ahead this Saturday.”

The 42-year-old recently announced he was divorcing his wife Lisa after 11 years of marriage.

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