The hosts of Saturday Night Takeaway used their platform to share a heartfelt message to the Ukrainian people as they made a point of excluding questions about the invasion from the show feeling interesting.
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Ant and Dec have become the latest in a wave of UK celebrities to openly support Ukraine.
The ITV hosts, both 46, halted regular showings of Saturday Night Takeaway last night to send ‘thoughts and prayers’ to those affected by the invasion. comb.
This follows Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, launched in the early hours of Thursday morning, with a death toll of 219 on Saturday.
The presenting pair took a moment to reassure fans that they won’t be using war-related questions in their popular trivia section, which includes questions about the week’s news.
Ant stated: “All questions taken from this week’s news.”
“And now it’s clear that this week’s news has been dominated by the terrible events in Ukraine so all our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by the situation. there,” Dec said.
“Absolutely,” Ant continued.
“So, of course, there won’t be any questions on that subject.”
The stars are on the list of celebrities around the world who have shown their support for Ukraine as the invasion continues.
ITV host Holly Willoughby recently spoke out about how she has struggled to discuss the subject with her children.
Alongside a photo of a tank, Holly asked her 7.6 million followers: “How do I explain this to my kids… I was asked questions last night that I have no answer for …”
Meanwhile, Resident Evil actress and model Milla Jovovich took to Instagram to share her devastation at the news of the attack on her birth city of Kyiv.
“I am heartbroken and shocked trying to process the events of this week in my birthplace of Ukraine,” the star explained.
“My country and people are bombed. Friends and family are hiding. My blood and roots come from both Russia and Ukraine.
“I was torn in two as I watched the horror unfold, the country being destroyed, the families displaced, their whole lives lying in the burning debris all around.”
Russia’s assault on Ukraine began just before 5 a.m. on Thursday after Putin ordered it, with thousands of Ukrainian soldiers and more than 200 civilians killed so far.
Most recently, Russian troops entered Ukraine’s second-largest city of Kharkiv, with reports of resistance and widespread fighting.
Meanwhile, Ukraine’s President Zelensky has called on foreign fighters to join the nation’s armed forces to stop the Russian invasion and “save Europe and its values.”
“Anyone who wants to participate in the defense of Ukraine, Europe and the world can come and fight side by side with Ukraine against Russian war criminals,” he said in a statement Sunday morning.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/ant-decs-message-ukraine-leave-26340551 Ant and Dec's message to Ukraine as they leave questions about war in the game SNT