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26th Mar 2018

Ant McPartlin replacement on Saturday Night Takeaway’s finale appears to have been decided

Orlaith Condon

With two episodes left in the current series of Saturday Night Takeaway and Dec having confirmed the show will go on without his longtime co-host Ant McPartlin, questions over whether or not Dec would have another co-host to finish out the season are still being asked.

Well, according to reports, a stand-in has been found in the form of James Corden.

The presenter of the US hit talkshow, The Late Late Show, has seen huge success across the pond and is apparently in talks with ITV to fill in on the final show of the season.

As planned, Dec will be hosting by himself on this week’s edition of the show for the first time in its history. However, according to The Daily Star, it’s looking likely that James Corden could be joining him for the big finale in Orlando on April 7.

This comes just after James appeared on the show as the guest announcer and appeared to be a hit with audiences.

Currently based in LA, reports suggest that ITV want to fly James out to Orlando for the finale which is to take place in the Universal Resort.

Also expected to appear in the finale are Dwayne Johnson and Bruce Willis, as well as regulars Scarlett Moffatt and Stephen Mulhern.

The news all comes after ITV confirmed Ant would be stepping away from the show to return to treatment for alcohol and drug addiction after he was arrested for drink-driving last week.