Saturday Night Takeaway return pulls in the viewers

Ant and Dec once again proved their monetary worth for ITV as a peak of 8.1 million viewers tuned in to see the return of Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.

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The return of the popular entertainment programme last night attracted an average of 7.1 million viewers (including +1) from 7.00pm on ITV, making it the most watched programme of the day.

It had been four years since Ant an Dec last presented the programme which features audience surprises, ‘win the ads’ and Ant vs Dec. The 10th series return seen them bring back the popular ‘Little Ant and Dec’ segment.

Robbie Williams was the main celebrity guest, performing at the end of the show with Ant and Dec.

At last month’s National Television Awards, Ant and Dec once again picked up the award for Best Entertainment Presenters.

Saturday Night Takeaway continues next Saturday on ITV.