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List of Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway episodes

Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (referred to simply as Saturday Night Takeaway or SNT) is a British television variety show, presented by Ant & Dec. Each episodes focuses on a variety of segments heavily influenced by previous Saturday night light entertainment shows, most notably Noel's House Party and Don't Forget Your Toothbrush, and with some paying homage to Saturday night TV of the past, such as Opportunity Knocks, and range from pranks, humorous entertainment, games, and musical acts.

The following lists each series, a brief summary of segments, including changes to what was used, appearances by guests, and the ratings given for each episode; from the fifth series onwards, the list includes the scores from the "Ant vs. Dec" segment, the seventh series onwards lists information on the guest announcers that appeared in each episode following the introduction of this format to the programme, and the tenth series onwards lists the closing performances used in each episode.

Series overviewEdit

Series Episodes Start Date End Date Ave. viewers
(millions)
1 6 8 June 2002 (2002-06-08) 13 July 2002 (2002-07-13) 4.76
2 11 11 January 2003 (2003-01-11) 23 March 2003 (2003-03-23) 7.91
3 6 13 March 2004 (2004-03-13) 17 April 2004 (2004-04-17) 7.86
4 6 2 October 2004 (2004-10-02) 6 November 2004 (2004-11-06) 7.97
5 10 12 February 2005 (2005-02-12) 16 April 2005 (2005-04-16) 7.68
Special 24 December 2005 (2005-12-24) 6.22
6 6 16 September 2006 (2006-09-16) 21 October 2006 (2006-10-21) 7.22
7 6 8 September 2007 (2007-09-08) 13 October 2007 (2007-10-13) 6.25
8 6 16 February 2008 (2008-02-16) 22 March 2008 (2008-03-22) 7.27
9 6 14 February 2009 (2009-02-14) 21 March 2009 (2009-03-21) 6.63
10 7 23 February 2013 (2013-02-23) 6 April 2013 (2013-04-06) 7.82
11 7 22 February 2014 (2014-02-22) 5 April 2014 (2014-04-05) 7.61
12 7 21 February 2015 (2015-02-21) 4 April 2015 (2015-04-04) 6.91
13 7 20 February 2016 (2016-02-20) 2 April 2016 (2016-04-02) 7.71
14 7 25 February 2017 (2017-02-25) 8 April 2017 (2017-04-08) 7.94
15 6 24 February 2018 (2018-02-24) 7 April 2018 (2018-04-07) 8.43
16 TBA January 2020 (2020-01) 2020 (2020) TBA

Series 1 (2002)Edit

The first series was aired during Summer 2002, running for six episodes from 8 June to 13 July, and averaging around 4.76 million viewers. It featured a notable number of segments, some of which were dropped after the series had finished broadcasting. The series featured early formats of two notable games that would be later revised for use in future series - "Grab the Ads" and "Win the Ads". Sponsorship: Siemens.

Ratings

Episode Date Viewers
(millions)
ITV weekly ranking
1 8 June 2002 5.51[1] 18
2 15 June 2002 4.97 23
3 22 June 2002 4.84 26
4 29 June 2002 4.62 21
5 6 July 2002 4.96 20
6 13 July 2002 3.64[2] 30

Series 2 (2003)Edit

The second series aired during Winter - early Spring 2003, running for eleven episodes from 11 January to 22 March, and averaging around 7.91 viewers. This series saw the introduction of four new segments - "Opportunity Knocks, Again", "What's Next?", "Little Ant and Dec", and "Ant & Dec Undercover" - as well as the return of "Grab the Ads" from the previous series, but with a revised format. Sponsorship: Coca-Cola.

Ratings

Episode Date Viewers
(millions)
ITV weekly ranking
1 11 January 2003 7.51 17
2 18 January 2003 7.45 18
3 25 January 2003 7.69 16
4 1 February 2003 7.48 17
5 8 February 2003 7.73 15
6 15 February 2003 7.69 14
7 22 February 2003 8.21 13
8 1 March 2003 8.75 14
9 8 March 2003 9.01 15
10 15 March 2003 7.56 14
11 22 March 2003 7.89 15

Series 3 (2004)Edit

The third series aired during Spring 2004, running for six episode from 13 March to 17 April, and averaging around 7.86 viewers. The series saw the introduction of a new segment entitled "Saturday Cash Takeaway", that was run for just this series only alongside the other segments from the previous series. Sponsorship: Coca-Cola.

Ratings

Episode Date Viewers
(millions)
ITV weekly ranking
1 13 March 2004 9.09[3] 13
2 20 March 2004 7.08[4] 18
3 27 March 2004 7.97[5] 15
4 3 April 2004 7.80[6] 14
5 10 April 2004 7.37[7] 17
6 17 April 2004 7.86[8] 15

Series 4 (2004)Edit

The fourth series aired during Autumn 2004, running for six episodes from 2 October to 6 November, and averaging around 7.97 million viewers. While "Jim Didn't Fix It" and "Home Run" were dropped prior to this series, many of the other segments returned, while a new segment was created, entitled "Saturday Night Pub Olympics", which was used for this series only. Sponsorship: Imperial Leather.

Ratings

Episode Date Viewers
(millions)
ITV weekly ranking
1 2 October 2004 8.23[9] 13
2 9 October 2004 8.01[10] 16
3 16 October 2004 8.17[11] 13
4 23 October 2004 8.60[12] 13
5 30 October 2004 7.55[13] 16
6 6 November 2004 7.27[14] 16

Series 5 (2005)Edit

The fifth series was aired during late Winter - early Spring 2005, running for ten episodes from 12 February to 16 April, and averaging around 7.68 million viewers. This series is notable for the production team revamping the "What's Next" segment, and transforming it into a head-to-head contest between the presenters entitled "Ant vs. Dec", that was presented by Kirsty Gallacher. This series saw Dec involved in an accident during filming of a game being pre-recorded for an episode's "Ant vs. Dec", in which the presenter was injured while attempting a motorbike stunt jump. The accident left him with a broken right thumb and broken left elbow, leaving him to have his left arm in a sling for a few weeks afterwards. In its first run, the contest between the presenters ended with Dec winning by 6–5. Sponsorship: KFC.

Ratings

Episode Date Viewers
(millions)
ITV weekly ranking
1 12 February 2005 8.46 11
2 19 February 2005 7.83 14
3 26 February 2005 7.53[15] 14
4 5 March 2005 7.46[16] 17
5 12 March 2005 8.67[17] 10
6 19 March 2005 8.49[18] 14
7 26 March 2005 7.47[19] 14
8 2 April 2005 6.23[20] 18
9 9 April 2005 7.26[21] 14
10 16 April 2005 7.37[22] 14
Ant vs Dec
Show Date Challenge Winner Ant's score Dec's score
1 12 February 2005 Gladiators Ant 1 0
2 19 February 2005 The Tightrope Ant 2
3 26 February 2005 Dog Training Dec 1
4 5 March 2005 Escapology Dec 2
5 12 March 2005 Ring of Fire Draw 3 3
6 19 March 2005 Memory Test Ant 4
7 26 March 2005 Royal Wedding Song with G4 Dec 4
8 2 April 2005 Darts Ant 5
9 9 April 2005 Ventriloquism Dec 5
10 16 April 2005 Penalty shootout Dec 6

Series 6 (2006)Edit

The sixth series aired during Autumn 2006, running for six episode from 16 September to 21 October, and averaging around 7.22 million viewers. This series some "Ant & Dec Undercover" being dropped from the show, while introducing two new segments - a second contest entitled "Beat the Boys", focusing on the presenters competing against a different pair of celebrities each episode; and a new cash prize game entitled "Jiggy Bank". This series' contest between the presenters ended on a draw of 3-3, leading to a tie-breaker game of mini-golf putt-off to be held in the final episode, to determine the winner. The game ended with Dec winning and becoming the winner of this series' contest, as a result. Sponsorship: Greene King.

Ratings

Episode Date Viewers
(millions)
ITV weekly ranking
1 16 September 2006 7.58[23] 7
2 23 September 2006 5.21[24] 21
3 30 September 2006 7.37[25] 11
4 7 October 2006 7.33[26] 12
5 14 October 2006 7.64[27] 11
6 21 October 2006 8.21[28] 9

Ant vs. Dec – "The Rematch"

Show Date Challenge Winner Ant's score Dec's score
1 16 September 2006 Lumberjack Dec 0 1
2 23 September 2006 Sumo Wrestling Ant 1
3 30 September 2006 Lumberjack Dec 2
4 7 October 2006 Rowing Ant 2
5 14 October 2006 Cake Baking Dec 3
6 21 October 2006 Forming a Boyband Ant 3

Beat the Boys

Show Date Couple Ant & Dec's Car & Time Challenger's Car & Time Winner
1 16 September 2006 Phillip Schofield & Fern Britton Stretched Limo (3:23) Caravan (3:25) Ant & Dec
3 30 September 2006 Trinny Woodall & Susannah Constantine Girly Jeep (3:16) Boy Racer (3:15) Trinny & Susannah
4 7 October 2006 Ben Shephard & Penny Smith Ice-Cream Van (4:01) Camp-A-Van (3:59) Ben & Penny
5 14 October 2006 Harry Hill & Al Murray Wedding Car (6:18) Police Car (3:28) Harry & Al
6 21 October 2006 Wendi Peters & Jennie McAlpine Hippy Car (3:21) London Taxi Cab (4:25) Ant & Dec

Series 7 (2007)Edit

The seventh series aired during Autumn 2007, running for six episodes from 8 September to 13 October, and averaging around 6.25 million viewers. It was the first series to see the introduction of a new element in the format of the show, in the form of a celebrity announcer, with each episode featuring its own celebrity invited to take on the role. This series also saw "Little Ant & Dec" being dropped from the show. This series' contest between the presenters ended with Dec winning by 5-1. Sponsorship: Heinz Big Eat.

Ratings

Episode Date Viewers
(millions)
ITV weekly ranking
1 8 September 2007 6.59[29] 10
2 15 September 2007 6.76[30] 8
3 22 September 2007 7.16[31] 8
4 29 September 2007 6.56[32] 13
5 6 October 2007 4.84 18
6 13 October 2007 5.60[33] 16

Ant vs. Dec – "This Time, It's Personal"

Show Date Challenge Winner Ant's score Dec's score
1 8 September 2007 Speed Skating Dec 0 1
2 15 September 2007 Spelling Bee Dec 2
3 22 September 2007 60m Sprint Hurdles Dec 3
4 29 September 2007 Weather Forecasting Ant 1
5 6 October 2007 Holding Breath Underwater Dec 4
6 13 October 2007 Queen Tribute Act Dec 5

Beat the Boys

Show Date Couple Ant & Dec's Car & Time Challenger's Car & Time Winner
1 8 September 2007 Tina O'Brien & Ryan Thomas Starsky & Hutch Stunt Car (3:52) Cagney & Lacey Police Cruiser (3:57) Ant & Dec
2 15 September 2007 Max Beesley & Jonathan Wilkes Safari Jeep (4:02) Ambulance (4:00) Max & Jonathan
3 22 September 2007 Alan Carr & Justin Lee Collins Old People's Car (4:26) Catering Van (4:57) Ant & Dec
4 29 September 2007 Fearne Cotton & Holly Willoughby Army Jeep (6:38) Beach Buggy (6:18) Fearne & Holly
5 6 October 2007 Eamonn Holmes & Ruth Langsford Beach Car (7:14) New York Taxi Cab (9:14) Ant & Dec

Celebrity Announcers

Series 8 (2008)Edit

The eighth series aired during late Winter - early Spring 2008, running for six episodes from 16 February to 22 March, and averaging around 7.27 million viewers. This series saw the game "Jiggy Bank" being replaced with a new cash prize game entitled "The Mouse Trap".

For this series' contest between the presenters, the format was modified so that each presenter could be joined by a team of celebrities to help them win games. Whoever lost had to nominate a celebrity from their team who would be eliminated from future games. Ant's team consisted of: Paul Daniels' wife Debbie McGee; actress and singer Bonnie Langford; dancer Wayne Sleep; Jason "J" Brown from Five; and ex-Steps member Lee Latchford-Evans (due to "personal reasons" Ant's initial choice of Lee Ryan from Blue could not take part as planned). Dec's team consisted of: magician Paul Daniels; singer Sonia; The X Factor contestant Chico Slimani; TV presenter Melinda Messenger; and former footballer Lee Sharpe. The contest between the teams ended on a draw of 3-3, leading to a tie-breaker game of a basketball shoot-out to be held in the final episode to determine the winner. For this game, each presenter nominated a team member to play it, and was won by Dec's team, leading to the presenter winning this series' contest as a result. Sponsorship: Birds Eye.

Ratings

Episode Date Viewers
(millions)
ITV weekly ranking
1 16 February 2008 6.41[34] 15
2 23 February 2008 7.29[35] 15
3 1 March 2008 7.29[36] 15
4 8 March 2008 7.48[37] 14
5 15 March 2008 7.76[38] 10
6 22 March 2008 7.38[39] 10

Ant vs. Dec – The Teams

Show Date Challenge Winner Ant's score Dec's score Eliminated
1 16 February 2008 Royal Navy Assault Course Dec 0 1 Wayne Sleep
2 23 February 2008 Dodgeball Ant 1 1 Sonia
3 1 March 2008 Bobsleighing Ant 2 1 Paul Daniels
4 8 March 2008 Barber Shop Quartet Ant 3 1 Melinda Messenger
5 15 March 2008 Indoor Bowls Dec 3 2 Debbie McGee
6 22 March 2008 Tap Dancing Dec 3 3 Bonnie Langford

Beat the Boys - "Extreme"

Show Date Couple Ant & Dec's Car & Time Challenger's Car & Time Winner
2 23 February 2008 David Dickinson & Lorne Lesley Disco 1 (4:16) Post Van (7:45) Ant & Dec
4 8 March 2008 Duncan James & Tara Palmer-Tomkinson Punked Mini (8:14) Pest remover van (6:30) Duncan & Tara
5 15 March 2008 Andrew Castle & Kate Garraway Goth Hearse (5.18) American Hotrod (6.14) Ant & Dec

Celebrity Announcers

Series 9 (2009)Edit

The ninth series aired during late Winter - early Spring 2009, running for six episodes from 14 February to 21 March, and averaging around 6.63 million viewers. For this series, "Beat the Boys" was replaced by a new segment entitled "Escape from Takeaway Prison", which involved celebrities competing against each other in a series of games.

For this series' contest between the presenters, each were once more joined by a team of celebrities. Ant's team consisted of: former British politician Lembit Öpik; comedian Brian Conley; singer and TV presenter Liz McClarnon; singer and TV presenter Jonathan Wilkes; and actress and TV presenter Yvette Fielding. Dec's team consisted of: former boy band Blue member Antony Costa; former British politician Edwina Currie; singer Sinitta; comedian Bobby Davro; and hair stylise Nicky Clarke. The contest ended on a draw of 3-3, leading to a tie-breaker game of tincan alley to be held in the final episode to determine the winner. For this game, each team took it in turns to knock down as many cans as they could, with one ball thrown by each presenter and the two remaining members of their team. The game was won by Dec's team, leading to the presenter winning this series' contest as a result. This segment featured a guest appearance by Brian Blessed during the second and final challenges. Sponsorship: Birds Eye.

Ratings

Episode Date Viewers
(millions)
ITV weekly ranking
1 14 February 2009 7.74[40] 12
2 21 February 2009 6.81[41] 15
3 28 February 2009 6.23[42] 16
4 7 March 2009 7.00[43] 14
5 14 March 2009 5.59[44] 16
6 21 March 2009 6.40[45] 13

Ant vs. Dec – The Teams

Show Date Challenge Winner Ant's score Dec's score Eliminated/winners
1 14 February 2009 Truck Pull Ant 1 0 Sinitta
2 21 February 2009 Charity Single Dec 1 Lembit Opik
3 28 February 2009 Duke of Edinburgh Award Ant 2 Edwina Currie
4 7 March 2009 Remembering Donkey's Names Ant 3 Nicky Clarke
5 14 March 2009 Writing a Scene for a Soap Dec 2 Yvette Fielding
6 21 March 2009 Performing Songs from Musicals Dec 3 Liz McClarnon

Celebrity announcers

Series 10 (2013)Edit

The tenth series aired during early Spring 2013, having returned from a four-year break, running for seven episode from 23 February to 6 April, and averaging around 7.82 million viewers. For this series, the show's format removed a number of previous segments, while reviving three segments used in past series - "Ant & Dec Undercover"; "Little Ant & Dec", featuring two new young look-alikes of the presenters;[46] and game "Win the Ads", with a revamped format. This series saw the introduction two new segments for the show - "I'm a Celebrity... Get Out of My Ear!", and musical act ""End of the Show"-Show". Sponsorship: Morrison’s.

For this series' contest between the presenters, retained when Saturday Night Takeaway returned from its break, the format dropped the use of teams, and incorporated an element of the format from "What's Next", in that the presenters competed against each in games they had no idea about and thus had no rehearsal or practice time to prepare for. The segment was now presented by American singer Ashley Roberts, replacing Gallacher, was aired in only five episodes of the series, and ended with Ant winning the contest for the first time, on a score of 3-2.

Ratings

Episode Date Total viewers
(millions)
ITV weekly ranking
1 23 February 2013 7.77[47] 10
2 2 March 2013 7.79[47] 12
3 9 March 2013 6.54[48] 13
4 16 March 2013 7.67[49] 10
5 23 March 2013 8.52[50] 8
6 30 March 2013 8.32[47] 8
7 6 April 2013 8.15[51] 8

Ant vs. Dec – "Into The Unknown"

Challenge Date Challenge Winner Ant's score Dec's score
1 23 February 2013 Raise the Flag Ant 1 0
2 9 March 2013 Fairway of Fire Dec 1
3 16 March 2013 Mastermind Ant 2
4 30 March 2013 Catchphrase Dec 2
5 6 April 2013 The Towers of Terror Ant 3

"End of the Show" - Show

Episode Date Celebrity Performer(s)
1 23 February 2013 The cast of Singin' in the Rain, featuring Robbie Williams
2 2 March 2013 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
3 9 March 2013 Spelbound
4 16 March 2013 The cast of Riverdance
5 23 March 2013 Five, Atomic Kitten and Blue, featuring PJ & Duncan
6 30 March 2013 Michael Bublé
7 6 April 2013 The cast of Jersey Boys

Celebrity announcers

Series 11 (2014)Edit

The eleventh series aired during early Spring 2014, running for seven episodes from 22 February to 5 April, and averaging around 7.61 million viewers. This series saw the introduction of a new game segment entitled "Singalong Live", which featured appearances by Rick Astley, Bonnie Tyler and Right Said Fred. This series' contest between the presenters was won by Dec with a score of 3-2. Sponsorship: Morrison’s.

Ratings

Episode Date Total viewers
(millions)
ITV weekly ranking
1 22 February 2014 7.47[52] 11
2 1 March 2014 7.74[53] 10
3 8 March 2014 8.00[54] 7
4 15 March 2014 8.09[55] 7
5 22 March 2014 7.68[56] 7
6 29 March 2014 7.21[57] 11
7 5 April 2014 7.06[58] 11

Ant vs. Dec – "Into The Unknown - The Sequel"

Challenge Number Date Challenge Winner Ant's score Dec's score
1 22 February 2014 Men on a Ledge Ant 1 0
2 8 March 2014 The Breakout Dec 1
3 29 March 2014 This is Your Life Draw. 2 2
4 5 April 2014 Decider. Dec 3

"End of the Show" - Show

Episode Date Celebrity Performer(s)
1 22 February 2014 Michael Bublé
2 1 March 2014 Diversity
3 8 March 2014 McBusted, Status Quo
4 15 March 2014 The cast of The Commitments
5 22 March 2014 The Top Secret Drum Corps
6 29 March 2014 Attraction and Paul Potts
7 5 April 2014 Robbie Williams

Celebrity announcers

Series 12 (2015)Edit

The twelfth series aired during early Spring 2015, running for seven episodes from 21 February to 4 April,[60] and averaging around 6.91 million viewers. This series featured guest appearances by Alesha Dixon, Robert Rinder, Anne Hegerty and Shaun Wallace, while "Singalong Live" returned and featured appearances by Spandau Ballet, Sister Sledge, S Club 7, and Lou Bega. This series' contest between the presenters was won by Ant with a score of 4-2; unusually the segment featured a competition in which a randomly chosen viewer would win £1,000 if they correctly guessed who would win, but this was dropped after the first challenge, while the fourth challenge allowed the presenters to be given some training to prepare for it. Sponsorship: Morrison’s.

Ratings

Episode Date Total viewers
(millions)
ITV weekly ranking
1 21 February 2015 7.84[61] 10
2 28 February 2015 7.32[62] 11
3 7 March 2015 7.22[63] 10
4 14 March 2015 6.57[64] 10
5 21 March 2015 6.71[65] 10
6 28 March 2015 6.80[66] 9
7 4 April 2015 5.93[67] 13

Ant vs. Dec

Challenge Number Date Challenge Winner Ant's score Dec's score
1 21 February 2015 The Turbine Ant 1 0
2 7 March 2015 The News Dec 1
3 21 March 2015 Big Star Little Star Ant 2
4 28 March 2015 Remembering Japanese Foods Draw 3 2
5 4 April 2015 The Chase Ant 4

"End of the Show" - Show

Show Date Celebrity Performer(s)
1 21 February 2015 The Royal Marines Band (with Ed Sheeran)
2 28 February 2015 Performing Shakespeare with Simon Callow
3 7 March 2015 Britain's Got Talent cast and Dec Saturday night live
4 14 March 2015 Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace
5 21 March 2015 Barbershop Quartet with Stephen Mulhern, Judge Rinder and Little Ant and Dec.
6 28 March 2015 Professor Green
7 4 April 2015 Mass performance of The Beatles' song "With a Little Help from My Friends"

Celebrity announcers

Series 13 (2016)Edit

The thirteenth series aired during early Spring 2016, running for seven episodes from 20 February to 2 April,[68] and averaging around 7.71 million viewers; both the fifth and sixth episodes were aired earlier than scheduled to avoid clashing with live coverage of two major sporting events after each respective episode, one of which was a Six Nations Championship match. This series is notable for two elements in its broadcast. The first was that its series finale took place outside the United Kingdom, on the MV Britannia, while it was berthed in Barcelona - tickets for places on the cruise ship were offered during the other episodes as prizes, courtesy of the ship's operator P&O Cruises with tickets.[69] The second was that it featured a live wedding in the sixth episode, between a couple who had written to the production team asking if they could be married on the programme.

The series introduced two new segments. The first, entitled "Best Seats in the House", offered places in the studio audience for the next episode, in a specially marked "VIP" section, with the exception of the first episode were the seats were given to selected members of the audience; for the penultimate episode, the viewers were given tickets for the cruise ship. The second involved a mini-serial "whodunnit" comedy drama entitled "Who Shot Simon Cowell?", written by Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall, and starred Ant & Dec, Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon, David Walliams, Piers Morgan, Olly Murs, Caroline Flack and Pudsey the Dog as themselves, and Kevin Whately and Emilia Fox as their respective characters from Lewis and Silent Witness. The mini-serial was later condensed into a single episode that was broadcast on 30 December 2017. Amongst the other segments for the show, the game "Win the Ads" received a minor change in its format, reducing the number of prizes that contestants could win in total, while final episode saw the game having the contestant chosen in the final episode was from those on the cruise ship, excluding anyone who won their place via ticket giveaway, and focusing on questions associated with being at sea.

Apart from the mini-serial, this series featured guest appearances by Kym Marsh, Jane Danson, Sally Dynevor, Shayne Ward, Jack P. Shepherd, Leona Lewis, Bring Me the Horizon and Fleur East, along with appearances by YouTubers Alfie Deyes and Marcus Butler. The series also featured opening performances by Wet Wet Wet, Bryan Adams,[70] Anastacia, and Peter Andre, while "Singalong Live" featured appearances by Adams, Jess Glynne, Craig David and Katherine Jenkins. For this series' contest between the presenters, the segment was hosted by Stephen Mulhern, replacing Roberts who took to hosting the segment "Best Seats", and was won by Dec with a score of 4-1. Sponsorship: Suzuki.

Ratings

Episode Date Total viewers
(millions)
ITV weekly ranking
1 20 February 2016 8.69 5
2 27 February 2016 8.44 5
3 5 March 2016 7.69 9
4 12 March 2016 7.51 7
5 19 March 2016 7.40 8
6 26 March 2016 6.74 14
7 2 April 2016 7.49 8

Ant vs. Dec

Challenge number Date Challenge Winner Ant's score Dec's score
1 20 February 2016 Life-Size Pac-Man Dec 0 1
2 5 March 2016 Duet Dual
"When You're Gone" with Mel C,
"Life Is a Rollercoaster" with Ronan Keating,
"Don't Go Breaking My Heart" with Kiki Dee
Dec 0 2
3 19 March 2016 All Star Fame-ily Fortunes Ant 1
4 26 March 2016 Mini-Motorbike Race Dec 3
5 2 April 2016 The Cube Dec 4

"End of the Show" - Show

Show Date Celebrity Performer(s) Performance
1 20 February 2016 The Vamps[71] Medley of "Last Night", "Wake Up" and "Oh Cecilia (Breaking My Heart)"
2 27 February 2016 Little Mix Country version of "Black Magic"
3 5 March 2016 Jess Glynne "Hold My Hand"
4 12 March 2016 Craig David Mashup of "When the Bassline Drops" and "Nothing Like This"
5 19 March 2016 The casts of Mamma Mia! and Motown: The Musical Showdown with Ant representing Mamma Mia! and Dec representing Motown: The Musical.
6 26 March 2016 The cast of Billy Elliot feat. Little Ant & Dec Ballet dance routine ("The Stars Look Down", "Shine" and "Expressing Yourself")
7 2 April 2016 Ant & Dec feat. Katherine Jenkins, Little Ant & Dec, James Nesbitt, Stephen Mulhern, Peter Andre, Ashley Roberts, Stacey Solomon, Jonathan Wilkes, Marcus Butler, Alfie Deyes and Aquabatix All singing, all dancing routine ("We're All in the Same Boat, Brother")

Celebrity announcers

Series 14 (2017)Edit

The fourteenth series was aired during early Spring 2017, running for seven episodes from 25 February to 8 April, and averaging around 7.94 million viewers; the fourth episode was broadcast earlier than scheduled to avoid clashing with live coverage of a Six Nations Championship match. For this series, the show's duration was reduced from 90 minutes to 60 minutes, due to the broadcast of The Voice UK at that time, while like the previous series, the final episode took place outside of the United Kingdom, being broadcast live from Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, with tickets for places in that episode's audience being offered throughout the series. This series saw the introduction of two short-lived segments - "Make 'Em Laugh" and "In For A Penny" - while the segment "Best Seat in the House" was presented by Scarlett Moffatt, after Roberts opted to not return to the show for a new series, and the stars of "Little Ant & Dec" now featured across the show and online, rather than in a dedicated segment. The game segment "Win the Ads" was also modified in this series, with it now featuring a viewer competition, in which those taking part competed against each other answered the same questions for a chance to win £1,000; in the fourth and sixth episode, technical difficulties prevented the competition from being used.

Like the previous series, a new mini-serial comedy drama was shown during this series broadcast, entitled "The Missing Crown Jewels",[78] starring Ant and Dec, Emilia Fox, Joanna Lumley, Cat Deeley, Aled Jones, Alan Titchmarsh, Gareth Malone, Martin Lewis, Clare Balding, Carol Vorderman, Shirley Bassey, Ian "H" Watkins, Alan Shearer, Jessica Ennis-Hill, and Michael Sheen, and which was later condensed into a single episode on 23 December 2017. Alfie Deyes & Marcus Butler didn’t return after 1 series. This series also saw the introduction on an online game called "Ant & Dec vs. YouTubers", in which the presenters took on a pair of YouTubers on Wednesday during the series' broadcast, with filmed clips placed on the show's official YouTube channel.

Apart from the mini-serial, this series featured opening performances in a number of episodes by Robbie Williams, Kaiser Chiefs, Take That, Louisa Johnson, with the exception of the final episode in which the presenters performed a special rendition of the song Be Our Guest. For "Songalong Live", it featured performances by Steps, Louisa Johnson, CeeLo Green, and was unique for a number of factors: one of the contestants who took part was Freddie Flintoff, the episode's celebrity announcer, who was tasked with playing along in the game, with his success winning everyone in the studio audience tickets to the Steps' comeback tour; for the final episode, the song used was "Let It Go", chosen in correlation to the episode's location. This series' contest between the presenter was won by Ant with a score of 3-1. Sponsorship: Suzuki.

Ratings

Episode Date Total viewers
(millions)
ITV weekly ranking
1 25 February 2017 8.66 1
2 4 March 2017 8.21 2
3 11 March 2017 7.92 2
4 18 March 2017 8.61 2
5 25 March 2017 7.64 4
6 1 April 2017 7.28 6
7 8 April 2017 7.25 5

Ant vs. Dec: Through Time

Challenge number Date Challenge Theme Winner Ant's score Dec's score
1 25 February 2017 The Floor is Lava Prehistoric times Ant 1 0
2 4 March 2017 Mummies Knows Best Egyptian Ant 2
3 25 March 2017 Archery Challenge Medieval Dec 1
4 8 April 2017 The Big Bang The Big Bang Ant 3

"End of the Show" - Show

Episode Date Celebrity Performer Performance
1 25 February 2017 Jennifer Hudson feat. Scarlett Moffatt, Ant & Dec, Little Ant & Dec, Jamie Oliver, Michelle Keegan and Stephen Mulhern "Spotlight"
2 4 March 2017 Ant & Dec feat. Robbie Williams, Stephen Mulhern, Mrs Brown and the Philharmonic Orchestra Bell ringing to the "Can Can Theme", with cancan dancers
3 11 March 2017 Kaiser Chiefs feat. Ant and Dec and Little Ant & Dec A performance of "I Predict a Riot" feat. comical hijinks from Ant & Dec
4 18 March 2017 Ant and Dec feat. Little Ant & Dec, Scarlett Moffatt, Stephen Mulhern and ensemble Ant and Dec: The Musical
5 25 March 2017 Take That with Ant and Dec feat. Stephen Mulhern, Scarlett Moffatt, Little Ant & Dec and Olly Murs via Skype Take That medley
6 1 April 2017 The SNT Gospel Choir feat. Ant and Dec, Little Ant & Dec, Scarlett Moffatt, Dermot O'Leary, Louisa Johnson and Alexander Armstrong Subtle "Thank You" Song
7 8 April 2017 Ant and Dec feat. Little Ant and Dec, Stephen Mulhern, Scarlett Moffatt, and a selection of Walt Disney World characters "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"

Celebrity announcers

Series 15 (2018)Edit

The fifteenth series was aired in early Spring 2018, running for six episodes from 24 February to 7 April, and averaging around 8.43 million viewers. Like the previous series, the series finale took place outside of the UK at Universal Orlando Resort with tickets for places in this episode offered through the series, while it was the last series to be broadcast live from London Studios before its closure for redevelopment later in the year. This series saw "Little Ant & Dec" discontinued, owing to the production team deciding that the young actors for this segment had outgrown their roles and thus should be allowed to focus on their education, while "Ant & Dec Undercover" was restricted to just one episode, owing to the massive and complex amount of preparation done to film the segment. This series aired its 100th episode, which celebrated this milestone by featuring highlights from the last 99 episodes of Saturday Night Takeaway, along with a one-off revival of the segment "Home-Run", and a special edition of "Win the Ads", hosted by Emma Willis, in which the presenters tackled the game themselves on behalf of a studio audience member randomly chosen before the episode's broadcast.

As like the previous series, it features a mini-serial comedy drama entitled "Saturday Knight Takeaway", to be aired during the series' broadcast. The cast will be the largest to date in the use of mini-serials,[79] featuring 30 celebrities - the mini-serial stars Ant & Dec, Holly Willoughby, Phillip Schofield, Olly Murs, David Walliams, Katie Price, Emilia Fox, Joanna Lumley, Aled Jones, Alan Titchmarsh, Gareth Malone, Martin Lewis, Clare Balding, Carol Vorderman, Shirley Bassey, Ian "H" Watkins, Alan Shearer, Jessica Ennis-Hill, and Michael Sheen. Apart from the mini-serial, the series featured opening performances from Kylie Minogue, George Ezra, Paloma Faith, as well as a special rendition of Everybody Needs Somebody to Love for the series finale. For "Singalong Live", it featured performances by Sophie Ellis-Bextor, The Script, and The Rembrandts.

This series is notable for being affected greatly by the absence of Anthony McPartlin following the fourth episode, after he was involved in a traffic accident on 18 March 2018, connected to drink-driving, which led to him suspending further presenting duties the following day for the rest of the series and other programmes.[80] As a direct result, it led to an episode that was planned for the 24 March 2018 to be cancelled by ITV, and the discontinuation of "Ant vs. Dec" for the rest of the series. However, its most significant impact, was that it led to Declan Donnelly hosting the remaining two episodes by himself, the first time he had presented a programme in 30 years without McPartlin,[81] with his co-presenters Stephen Mulhern and Scarlett Moffatt receiving expanded roles in these episodes. Although absent, McPartlin appeared in these episodes but solely within the pre-recorded editions of the mini-serial "Saturday Knight Takeaway". The decision to continue the series after the incident had occurred, was primarily down to the presenters and the production team choosing not to cancel tickets made out to people who had secured a place within the audience for the series finale in Florida. Sponsorship: Suzuki.[82]

Ratings

Episode Date Total Viewers
(millions)[83]
ITV weekly ranking[83]
1 24 February 2018 9.05 1
2 3 March 2018 8.93 1
3 10 March 2018 7.98 4
4 17 March 2018 8.51 1
5 31 March 2018 8.95 1
6 7 April 2018 8.03 7

"End of the Show" - Show

Show Date Celebrity Performance
1 24 February 2018 Kylie Minogue feat. Ant & Dec, Stephen Mulhern, Scarlett Moffatt, Amanda Holden and Olly Murs Medley of songs from Kylie's 30-year career.
2 3 March 2018 Alfie Boe and Michael Ball, with Ruthie Henshall, Paul Potts, Ricky Wilson, Emma Willis, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Riverdance feat. Ant & Dec 'Bring Me Sunshine'
3 10 March 2018 Cast of School Of Rock, Alexandra Burke, and Joe McElderry, feat. Ant & Dec, James Corden and Phillip Schofield 70th Birthday West End Musical Tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber ft. songs from School of Rock, Cats, The Phantom of the Opera and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
4 17 March 2018 George Ezra 'Cassy O''
5 31 March 2018 Paloma Faith feat. Declan Donnelly, Stephen Mulhern, and Scarlett Moffatt 'Upside Down'
6 7 April 2018 Jason Derulo feat. Declan Donnelly, Stephen Mulhern, Scarlett Moffatt, Mark Wright, Craig David, and a selection of Universal Orlando Resort characters "Colors/"Conga"

Star guest announcers

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