SATURDAY Night Takeaway fans were relieved to see Ant and Dec on TV even though the show was postponed.
Viewers were left furious when Ant and Dec announced tonight’s show is OFF as they took to Twitter to remind fans that ITV had opted to air the rugby instead.
But Channel 5 came to the rescue with a nostalgic look at the duo’s best moments since the beginning of their careers.
Fans were delighted to see Ant & Dec’s 30 Greatest Moments as they took a stroll down memory lane of the presenters’ 20+ year career.
The throwback show opened with a hilarious skit starring former Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt.
The sketch began with And and Dec sitting with boxes of popcorn at the Saturday Night Takeaway alongside This Morning hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield.
They settled in to watch a musical about the lives of Ant and Dec, which began with Scarlett being wheeled into a hospital bed.
She played a woman who had just given birth to twins – funnily enough, the babies were supposed to be Ant and Dec, even though the Geordie boys weren’t related.
The joke was that throughout their careers, people kept confusing which of the two was Ant and which was Dec.
“Sorry to step in, but actually we’re not twins,” they say, before teasing each other.
Viewers at home were relieved to get their ant and dec fill.
“No @itvtakeaway tonight @antanddec but they are now on @channel5_tv with their biggest TV moments which is quite a lot, this is pretty good,” celebrated one fan on Twitter.
Another added: “Since there won’t be a #SaturdayNightTakeaway tonight, you can always fill in this Ant and Dec shaped void in the form of a documentary. ‘Ant and Dec’s 30 Greatest Moments’ will air later on Channel 5 at 7:30pm!”
And a third wrote: “Channel 5 to the rescue tomorrow. They’re showing Ant and Dec 30 tomorrow at 7:30 am the biggest moments.”
ITV announced earlier this month that Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway and the Starstruck final have both been postponed next week to make way for a rugby doubles header.
Declan Donnelly and Anthony McPartlin wrote on Twitter today: “Remember there is no show this weekend as we move onto rugby on Saturday night.
“But they only borrow it! We’ll keep your snack warm until it all kicks off again in the studio next Saturday, March 26th!”
An irate viewer replied: “Why don’t they put rugby on another bloody channel?”
They also declared last weekend that they were getting a break – and that was news to a lot of fans.
Declan said: “Perhaps some of you have heard that there is no show next week because of rugby.”
Amid audible groans, the Dec. 46 added: “I know. It is sad.”
The sporting peak weekend also sees the Dancing On Ice final on Sunday 20 March suspended as it makes way for the FA Cup Quarter Final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest.
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