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People are heaping praise on to Dec for successfully hosting Saturday Night Takeaway solo for the first time

Ant was charged with drink-driving earlier this month.

ALL EYES WERE on Dec Donnelly as he presented ITV’s Saturday Night Takeaway without his co-host Ant McPartlin for the first time in the show’s history.

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Ant’s absence followed a drink-driving charge earlier this month. The futue of the show hung in the balance, before it was decided that the final two shows would go ahead, including the upcoming finale in Orlando, Florida.

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Ant’s absence wasn’t explicitly mentioned by Dce during the show, but he did say that he had “twice the amount of work to do”.

He also joked about the insane press coverage surrounding the pair:

People thought he did a great job, given the circumstances.

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Fair play to him.

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