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Inside Saturday Night Takeaway: Behind the scenes, mistakes, complaints and revealing love

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Takeaway Saturday Night has been a staple on our TVs since its launch in 2002.

It’s something Ant and Dec fans look forward to every year, but unfortunately the live broadcast doesn’t always go as planned.

Play Hit ITV The show – hosted by Geordie duo Ant McPartlin and Dec Donnelly – was full of missteps, uncomfortable audience moments and medical mishaps.

And what’s really like behind the scenes as the host goes live for an hour and a half across the country?

Before the show returns tomorrow night, we’ll take a deep dive into its history and a peek behind the scenes…

Behind the scenes secret

Last year, Ant and Dec wowed fans by taking them on a behind-the-scenes tour before the broadcast.







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As they showed fans the dressing rooms and green rooms, where celebrity guests relax and get ready for the show, Ant cheekily pretended he was going to ruin the show by pulling the strings. from the rig behind the scenes.

And Dec spooked Ant by pointing the camera at the overhead lights and asking him what he would do if someone fell on his head during the show.

They also showed fans a ‘reminder area’ never before seen on the show – where they stood during ad breaks to sort out what’s to come.

The pair also gave fans a peek inside the guest booth, where a famous face stood at each show to provide links between segments.

What fans might not know is that the show’s live audiences actually have to arrive super early, usually getting into the studio at 4:30pm.

However, they don’t need to be seated immediately, they are actually taken to the lounge, where they are provided with food and drinks while they wait – and can also pose for impressive photos. flashed on the big screen.







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Audience members were also asked to dress up for the show, as if they were out on a Saturday night in town.

Then, when the show ended, Ant and Dec always thanked the audience before starting.

Mistake

In 2020, Ant and Dec were left horrified when The live audience started laughing at the worst possible moment.

They had a wonderful surprise for the couple Petra and Simon Williams, who were lining up outside the set.

They have been told that the audience is full but they can get a seat if they hang around.

“What they didn’t know was that we actually saved two places for them because we were about to give them the surprise of their lives,” Ant said.







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Dec added: “That’s because they’re part of an extraordinary family. They live in the northeast and have three lovely kids.”

Ant continued: “Tragically three years ago, they lost their daughter Darcey-Lee when she was just 9 weeks old.”

But Dec looked stunned as the audience burst into laughter.

Looking behind the big screen, they realized that Simon was helping Petra pick something out of her teeth.

It was later revealed that Bellway had bought the couple a home, but fans still couldn’t help but worry about the awkward moment.

In the year 2021, an audio bug that completely confused the viewer.







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Guest broadcaster Mo Gilligan was completely lost as he was telling fans what was coming after the break.

And in 2020, Dec made a humorous mistake on the air when he forgot about the show he was actually presenting, telling fans: “We’ll be back next Saturday with … I’m a celebrity… Get me out of here! See you all next week! ”

That same year, Ant faced trouble with bosses after grabbing one of the cameras before throwing and smashing it.

He saw the funny face, said, “It just clamped together! Just threaded in and screwed it, jammed it …”

Loverat appeared on air

In 2018, love interest Daniel Gundry was exposed as a bigot when he was involved in a surprise wedding between another couple on the show.

His wife, Helen, was watching the show at home with her son and daughter when she saw him on screen with another woman, Susan Brooker.







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The woman was discovered to be his wife, despite his telling Helen just days earlier that he was flying to Dubai for work.

Helen reported her husband to the police, accusing him of being a rogue.

He initially denied marrying Miss Booker, but later admitted bigamy. He was sentenced to six months behind bars and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £115 for causing “shame, shame and disgrace” to both women.

Daniel and Helen were married in 1998 but had lived apart for years before he told her he wanted to get back together.

They agreed to give again, but she did not know that he was married to Miss Booker in the meantime.

Both women complained to police and the court that he married Ms Booker by forging documents.

Failed object

In 2020, ITV apologized to audiences after Anne-Marie’s performance sparked complaints.

People were not pleased when those present wore bandanas with the Japanese Rising Sun flag as she sang her song Ciao Adios.







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The Rising Sun flag is seen by some as a symbol of the country’s imperial past.

After the performance, Anne-Marie apologized, writing on Twitter : “I sincerely apologize to everyone who has been affected and hurt by my appearance last night on a UK TV.

“I want you to know that I have nothing to do with the costumes in this sketch.

“Unfortunately, education on this part of history has not been delivered and I am also traumatized by the pain this has caused so many people.

“Our team is talking to the broadcaster, working to remove the footage, so it doesn’t cause any more pain.”

An ITV spokesman said: “We apologize for any offense caused during End of Time due to the costumes worn.

“This was clearly unintended, and we took steps to re-edit that portion of the episode for Central and for repeat broadcasts.”






The show had some complaints

Broadcast watchdog Ofcom was hit with complaints by viewers in 2021 after the F-word aired on the show.

It happened when two women were surprised on a Magic Mike Live show when their husbands took the stage.

When Stephen Mulhern brought them on stage, one of the women said, “I thought it was me, is that my husband?”

Stephen immediately apologized and Dec later blamed “two aggressive men and an overzealous audience” for her profanity.

Also in 2021, Ofcom received complaints that Ant and Dec’s joke was “too rude”.

The same show also complained about fans who didn’t like to joke about Dec’s height.

Dec held alone

In 2018, Dec received a standing ovation from the audience after hosting the show alone for the first time.






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He presented alone after Ant took a break from the limelight to deal with his issues after being found guilty of drunk driving.

Dec was commended for moving on, and although he didn’t go into any detail about Dec’s absence, he made a joke about the presentation alone.

Romance rumors

In 2018, Scarlett Moffatt has spoken out after speculations about her relationship with Ant.

Rumors swirled that she was hooking up with Ant after he split from ex-wife Lisa Armstrong after fans discovered that she had a photo of them together on his bedside table.

She said that although she was fortunate to work with Ant, their relationship was purely professional.

Scarlett met Ant and Dec during her winning time on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! before landing a spot on the SNT.

Ant representatives also denied the claims at the time.

Medical risk

In 2021, Ant confessed that he nearly fainted while filming a secret prank for the show.

He wore a giant koala costume to prank his longtime friend Cat Deeley, who thought she was filming Bedtime Story for CBeebies.







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Dec is pretending to be a producer who constantly tells the koala in front of a large number fire begins behind Cat and appears to have stuck the koala to the wall.

Ant said he nearly fainted while standing by the fire in his heavy suit.

Back in 2018, Ant and Dec were involved in a monster truck crash while rehearsing for the Ant v Dec segment.

Both presenters veered off course and crashed into giant shipping containers.

Dec said: “We had to try first and both crashed pretty badly. It was big and dangerous. It’s been really bad so far.”

And Ant joked: “Each lorry costs £100,000 to not crash again!”

That same year, Dec was nearly injured when he nearly fell off the stage during the live finale at Universal Studios in Florida.

He was heard shouting “Oh my God” before cowering and continuing like a true pro.

* Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway will be back on ITV at 7pm tomorrow

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