Saturday Night Takeaway will go ahead WITHOUT Ant

ITV has confirmed Declan Donnelly will present Saturday Night Takeaway on his own for the rest of the series.

Following Ant McPartlin's arrest for suspected drink driving in south-west London on Sunday afternoon after a three-car collision, Ant's publicist confirmed he will be stepping down from all TV commitments ‘for the foreseeable future’ and returning to treatment. Since this announcement, there has been uncertainty as to whether the remainder of the series would still go ahead.

This afternoon ITV announced that the show will return and will be presented solo by Declan.

This weekend's show has been cancelled but the last two episodes are due to return to our screens on 31 March and 7 April.

Dec took to Twitter this afternoon and wrote in a statement on the pair's account:

Ant spent two months in rehab last summer after struggling with an addiction to painkillers and alcohol following a knee operation in 2015. Several months later, it was announced that his marriage of 11 years to wife, Lisa, had ended.