Ant and Dec confirm huge returns for Saturday Night Takeaway's final series

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Saturday Night Takeaway to bring back old element ITV

Ant & Dec have confirmed a huge return for the final series of Saturday Night Takeaway.

The pair will return for the 20th series of the ITV show next year, and have revealed that a popular skit from the show’s past will make a comeback.

Ahead of filming for the upcoming series, the pair have revealed that Little Ant & Dec will feature, with casting now underway to find younger versions of the comedic double-act.

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“As you know, the next series of Saturday Night Takeaway is our 20th, and we’re working around the clock to make it bigger and better than ever,” began Dec in a video clip announcing the news.

“The breaking news is we’re bringing back Little Ant & Dec,” continued Ant, before Dec added: “There is a little bit of a problem – the old Little Ant & Dec are just that, they’re a little bit old. They’re not little anymore.”

“We need a new Little Ant & Dec, so if you know any Geordie lads aged between five and seven, then let us know,” added Ant, before the pair issued one requirement. “They have to be cheeky! The cheekier the better!”

The duo recently teased the 20th series, which was confirmed earlier this year to be the final instalment – at least for a while.

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“We want it to be the biggest send-off because we're resting it for a while,” teased Ant. “So everybody that we haven't managed to get on in the last few years, we're going to try our hardest to get on.

“It's going to be a massive celebration of the last 20 years as well, because it's been running for 20 years, so we're going to bring old things back, we've got brand-new stuff, we've got lots of things planned and we're going to have a lot of fun doing it.”

Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway airs on ITV1.

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