A HUGE part of Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway has been AXED

14th Feb 18 | Entertainment News

It won’t be the same

We’re massive fans of Ant & Dec here in Xposé.ie HQ and we can’t wait for Saturday Night Takeaway to return to our telly’s.

But one major part of the show will be missing this year as Little Ant and Dec won’t be returning.

Ant and Dec have had their mini-me’s on the show since 2003 with James Pallister and Dylan McKenna-Redshaw holding the roles from 2003 to 2013 before they handed over to Neil Overend and Haydn Reid.

A source at ITV told the Sun that Overend and Reid have “outgrown their role” and have left the show to focus on their studies.

Little Ant is moving on to high school and Haydn is preparing for his SATS and so the decision was taken for them to leave the show.

And producers have decided not to recast anyone for Little Ant and Dec.

Saturday Night Takeaway is set to return to our screens in the coming weeks.