'The nation supports you' - Viewers send Declan Donnelly messages of support

'The nation supports you' - Viewers send Declan Donnelly messages of support

Dec is to present Saturday Night Takeaway without Ant

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Many have been sending messages of support to TV presenter Declan Donnelly, after it was confirmed he'd be presenting Saturday Night Takeaway alone. 

His on-screen partner Ant McPartlin has been interviewed by police today (March 21), after being arrested on suspicion of drink-driving at the weekend. 

He has gone back into rehab following the incident, which led to this week's episode of Saturday Night Takeaway (March 24) to be cancelled. 

The next episode is expected to be broadcast on March 31, followed by the series finale at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida the week after. 

Donnelly wrote in a statement on the duo's official Twitter page: "Whilst I never thought I'd be in this position, after much discussion and careful consideration we've decided that the remaining two shows of this series of Saturday Night Takeaway will go ahead."

Referring to the winners who are flown out to Florida for the final episode of the series, he added: "We made a promise to take hundreds of deserving winners to Florida to watch the series finale, and we will honour that.

"Everyone at ITV and the Takeaway team feels we owe it to the audience to complete the series."

Twitter users have posted messages of support for Donnelly, wishing his good luck for the remaining episodes of the entertainment show. 

Some have called on others to support the presenter whilst others have expressed their respect for Donnelly for continuing. 

Others have noted that he may have a difficult time, but one Twitter user said they believe he's got the "charisma, personality and professionalism" to present the series without McPartlin.

Take a look at the reaction below