Declan Donnelly had the task of presenting Saturday Night Takeaway without his TV partner Ant McPartlin – but he made sure to reference him.
The TV presenter went solo on the night, with Davina McCall helping out too.
Starting off the night, Declan told the millions watching at home: “Thank you for that very warm welcome.
— Saturday Night Takeaway (@itvtakeaway) March 31, 2018
“I’ve got twice the amount of work to do, so we’re going to crack on.”
Fans were emotional at home, taking to Twitter to say how proud they were of Dec going it alone:
Think I’m honestly going to shed a tear watching #SaturdayNightTakeaway tonight, Dec looks so nervous but he’s doing so well👏🏻
— Anastasia🖤 (@AnastasiaK_xoxo) March 31, 2018
dec melts my heart, he looked very overwhelmed and as if he was going to cry at the start of the show #SaturdayNightTakeaway
— it’s aries season, bitch ♔ (@emmaaaaat_) March 31, 2018
“I have to do it myself… like everything else around here this week!” Good to see that Dec hasn’t lost his sense of humour. #SaturdayNightTakeaway
— Elliot Gonzalez (@elliot_gonzalez) March 31, 2018
— Lucy ♧ (@LucyPaige10) March 31, 2018
Dec is doing amazingly! I think he handled it perfectly by saying “double the amount of work to do”. Everyone knows why he’s going alone tonight so no need to explain #SaturdayNightTakeaway
— Susan Burns (@SusanSusieqz) March 31, 2018