Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly have been disguised as rebel protesters to prank Jeremy Clarkson no doubt on his Diddly Squat farm for the latest series of ITV shows Saturday Night Takeaway
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Ant and Dec opened up about how they’re secure Jeremy Clarkson on their upcoming Saturday Night Takeaway show, which found him fuming in a mock protest joke on his farm in Oxfordshire.
Ant McPartlin, 46, and Declan Donnelly, also 46, appear on This morning ahead of a new series of the popular weekend show and featuring hosts Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary entering the splendid ITV studio.
Dec said Jeremy, 61, had been on Saturday Night Takeaway’s “hit list” for at least a decade, but they never figured out how to get him on the show.
He said: “We always thought we would never get him, but we got him: his lovely girlfriend Lisa.
“We caught her and she said yes, I will help you do it. She said come down to the farm and we will arrange for him”.
The Grand Tour presenter has been with ex-model girlfriend Lisa Hogan, 48, for five years now and is the star couple on Amazon’s hit show Clarkson’s Farm.
Ant weighed in, saying: “Honestly, he’s hot-tempered, as we all know, so we’re very nervous about that.”
Before Saturday’s show, ITV release a first look clip of Ant and Dec’s fake protest prankin which Jeremy can be seen arriving at his ranch as ‘protesters’ chant: “Stop working hard, keep your land” while holding placards.
“He looked very unimpressed,” Ant said, disguised as a protester.
Another woman said to Jeremy: “Hi, my name is Laura, I am one of…” before Jeremy cut her off.
The Top Gear star said in a curt voice: “The important thing about soil is that you can’t hurt it.”
Dec, disguised in a badass wig, taunted the star by saying, “Maybe you should phone a friend” over a megaphone.
From a secret room, Ant tells another actor to handcuff himself to Jeremy’s car.
This Morning host Dermot asked the Geordie duo for the list of dream guests they’d mentioned, saying: “When you say you’ve been following him for ten years, you’ve got a team of detectives just scout and you hope. Will you get one like a girlfriend? “
Dec replied, “Absolutely. We’ve got a list of celebrities, and we’re constantly looking to reach out – constantly figuring out who we can pass. “
Alison asked the double actor who they really wanted to be on the next show, but the pair scoffed.
“We have a hit list, but we can’t really tell you because there are still some we’re working on,” Dec said.
This Morning airs at 10 a.m. weekdays on ITV and ITV Hub.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/ant-dec-used-jeremy-clarksons-26269377 Ant and Dec used Jeremy Clarkson's girlfriend to prank him on Saturday Night Takeaway