The multi award-winning Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway returns live to ITV and ITV Hub for the happiest ninety minutes of the week.
On Episode 1: RuPaul is the star guest announcer, with Drag Queens The Vivienne, Krystal Versace and Lawrence Chaney performing.
The 18th series will continue to feature the biggest showbiz guests, challenges and hilarious hidden-camera segments, along with the return of a scripted comedy mini-series and a range of new studio games, plus live surprises for members of the audience.
Ant & Dec will once again be joined by series regulars Stephen Mulhern, Fleur East and Andi Peters. Stephen will challenge the boys in a new series of Ant Vs Dec, Fleur will be surprising members of the public around the country and Andi will be hosting the competitions.
Fan favourites segments Undercover and Get Out Of Me Ear both return with celebrities including presenter Jeremy Clarkson and Strictly's Oti Mabuse - more names are expected.
The series will also screen a new comedy mini-series. Titled Polter Guys, the films will see Geordie duo Ant & Dec become ghost busters. There will be twists and turns as well as appearances from Roman Kemp, Fred Sirieix, Jo Brand, Kadeena Cox, Rob Delaney and Tom Allen.
Ant & Dec will be giving audience members and viewers the chance to win a Takeaway Getaway to some of the world's finest holiday destinations, plus one lucky member of the studio audience will play Win The Ads each episode.
Each show will go out with band courtesy of The End Of The Show Show, where the country's best performers take to the stage for a one-off performance, which may include special appearances from Ant & Dec themselves.
Musical guests on the upcoming series include George Ezra and Michael Buble. More names will be announced in due course.
Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway returns Saturday 19th February at 7pm on ITV and ITV Hub. Audience tickets are available via Applause Store.