Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway: 26 February show time, who are the guests - how to get audience tickets

The beloved presenting duo are back with another series of the Saturday night smash - here’s what to expect

Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway returned to ITV tonight last weekend.

The live variety show is being filmed in front of a live studio audience once again after last year’s show had a virtual gallery due to Covid protocols.

ITV said it will be the “happiest 90 minutes of the week”, with the return of classic segments as well as new features, surprises, celebrity guests, and outrageous stunts.

Here’s everything you need to know about it.

What can we expect from this series?

Popular features Undercover and I’m A Celebrity… Get Out Of Me Ear will be back with celebrity guests including Jeremy Clarkson and Oti Mabuse lined up.

The award-winning programme will have a host of new additions, including a mini-series called Polter Guys, in which McPartlin and Donnelly become ghostbusters.

Rob Delaney, Jo Brand, Kadeena Cox, Tom Allen, Fred Sirieix, and Roman Kemp will be among the celebrity cameos in the new adventure.

Saturday Night Takeaway will also have a new studio game for children called Kiddi-eoke.

Other viewer favourites like On Air Dares and Singalong Live will also be back, along with more giveaways for the studio audience and viewers at home.

Stephen Mulhern, Fleur East and Andi Peters will be back to help present the series, and Mulhern will put the main duo through more high-octane Ant vs Dec challenges.

What will happen on this week’s show?

Not content with being one of the judges on Starstruck, singer Adam Lambert continues his takeover of Saturday night TV by acting as the guest announcer on tonight’s Takeaway.

There’s also going to be a spectacular - or should that “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious?” - End of the Show Show courtesy of the West End musical version of Mary Poppins.

Plus, Fleur East is back with the Takeaway Rainbow, but Ant and Dec aren’t totally delegating their presenting duties as they’ll also be bringing us all manner of games and surprises.

When can I watch it?

The second edition of the new series of Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway will be broadcast on 26 February at 7pm on ITV.

How do I get tickets?

As mentioned, Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway is being filmed in front of a live studio audience once again after last year’s show had a virtual gallery due to Covid protocols.

Donnelly admitted on This Morning he got “choked up” looking at the audience seats, adding “it’s honestly like a big party in the studio”.

McPartlin added: “It makes all the world of difference. The show is all centred around the audience and the fun that we have and surprises we have for them, so we are very excited to get them back.”

If you’d like to be a part of a future episode yourself, you can apply for tickets for Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway on the Applause Store website.

If your application is successful, tickets are completely free, and you can request up to four tickets at a time.

You must be over the age of 18 to get tickets.

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