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This is a time lapse for the year 2018 for Ant & Dec. This year was a 50/50 year.

Information About the Shows' 2018 seasons

Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (Series 15)

The fifteenth series of Saturday Night Takeaway was aired in early Spring 2018, running for six episodes from 24 February to 7 April, and averaging around 8.43 million viewers. Like the previous series, the series finale took place outside of the UK at Universal Orlando Resort with tickets for places in this episode offered through the series, while it was the last series to be broadcast live from London Studios before its closure for redevelopment later in the year. This series saw "Little Ant & Dec" discontinued, owing to the production team deciding that the young actors for this segment had outgrown their roles and thus should be allowed to focus on their education, while "Ant & Dec Undercover" was restricted to just one episode, owing to the massive and complex amount of preparation done to film the segment. This series aired its 100th episode, which celebrated this milestone by featuring highlights from the last 99 episodes of Saturday Night Takeaway, along with a one-off revival of the segment "Home-Run", and a special edition of "Win the Ads", hosted by Emma Willis, in which the presenters tackled the game themselves on behalf of a studio audience member randomly chosen before the episode's broadcast.

As like the previous series, it features a mini-serial comedy drama entitled "Saturday Knight Takeaway", to be aired during the series' broadcast. The mini-serial features a large cast of celebrities: Ant & Dec, Holly Willoughby, Phillip Schofield, Olly Murs, David Walliams, Katie Price, Emilia Fox, Joanna Lumley, Aled Jones, Alan Titchmarsh, Gareth Malone, Martin Lewis, Clare Balding, Carol Vorderman, Shirley Bassey, Ian "H" Watkins, Alan Shearer, Jessica Ennis-Hill, and Michael Sheen. Apart from the mini-serial, the series featured opening performances from Kylie Minogue, George Ezra, Paloma Faith, as well as a special rendition of Everybody Needs Somebody to Love for the series finale. For "Singalong Live", it featured performances by Sophie Ellis-Bextor, The Script, and The Rembrandts.

This series is notable for being affected greatly by the absence of Anthony McPartlin following the fourth episode, after he was involved in a traffic accident on 18 March 2018, connected to drink-driving, which led to him suspending further presenting duties the following day for the rest of the series and other programmes. As a direct result, it led to an episode that was planned for the 24 March 2018 to be cancelled by ITV, and the discontinuation of "Ant vs. Dec" for the rest of the series. However, its most significant impact, was that it led to Declan Donnelly hosting the remaining two episodes by himself, the first time he had presented a programme in 30 years without McPartlin, with his co-presenters Stephen Mulhern and Scarlett Moffatt receiving expanded roles in these episodes. Although absent, McPartlin appeared in these episodes but solely within the pre-recorded editions of the mini-serial "Saturday Knight Takeaway". The decision to continue the series after the incident had occurred was primarily down to the presenters and the production team choosing not to cancel tickets made out to people who had secured a place within the audience for the series finale in Florida. Sponsorship: Suzuki.

Britain's Got Talent (Series 12)

The twelfth series of Britain's Got Talent was aired during 2018, between 14 April to 3 June. Following the previous series, the Judges' vote was brought back into the show's format, while the live episodes were aired from Hammersmith Apollo and presented solely by Declan Donnelly; although Anthony McPartlin had stepped down from his TV commitments in March 2018, he still appeared in the series' audition episodes, which had been filmed during January and February that year. Auditions were held within Manchester, Blackpool and London, with two of these cities holding open auditions in 2017, alongside a number of locations within the United Kingdom and Ireland, including Edinburgh, Perth, Dundee, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Dublin, and Inverness. The series was won by stand-up comedian Lost Voice Guy, with comedy singer/pianist Robert White coming second, and singer Donchez Dacres placing third.

I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! (Series 18)

The eighteenth series of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! began airing on 18 November 2018 as confirmed by Ant & Dec at the end of the Coming Out show in December 2017.

However on 9 August 2018, Anthony McPartlin confirmed that he would not be presenting the then upcoming eighteenth series. On 29 August, it was confirmed that Holly Willoughby would host the eighteenth series with Declan Donnelly whilst McPartlin took a year long break from television. The series opener was watched by just over 14 million people, giving the show its highest rating since the third series in 2004.

The show finished on 9 December 2018 and was won by Harry Redknapp, being crowned the shows next 'King of the Jungle', and becoming the show’s first male winner since Carl Fogarty in 2014.

Shows' Seasons Format

Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (Series 15)

Episode number Air Date Presenter(s) Star Guest Announcer Episode overall
1 24 February 2018 Anthony McPartlin
Declan Donnelly
Olly Murs 99
2 3 March 2018 Anthony McPartlin
Declan Donnelly
Cuba Gooding Jr 100
3 10 March 2018 Anthony McPartlin
Declan Donnelly
James Corden 101
4 17 March 2018 Anthony McPartlin
Declan Donnelly
Emma Bunton 102
5 31 March 2018 Declan Donnelly Stephen Merchant 103
6 7 April 2018 Declan Donnelly Denise Richards 104

Britain's Got Talent (Series 12)

Episode name Air Date Presenter(s) Episode number Episode overall
Auditions 1 14 April 2018 Anthony McPartlin
Declan Donnelly
1 183
Auditions 2 21 April 2018 Anthony McPartlin
Declan Donnelly
2 184
Auditions 3 28 April 2018 Anthony McPartlin
Declan Donnelly
3 185
Auditions 4 5 May 2018 Anthony McPartlin
Declan Donnelly
4 186
Auditions 5 12 May 2018 Anthony McPartlin
Declan Donnelly
5 187
Auditions 6 19 May 2018 Anthony McPartlin
Declan Donnelly
6 188
Auditions 7 26 May 2018 Anthony McPartlin
Declan Donnelly
7 189
Semi-final 1 28 May 2018 Declan Donnelly 8 190
Results 1 28 May 2018 Declan Donnelly 9 191
Semi-final 2 29 May 2018 Declan Donnelly 10 192
Results 2 29 May 2018 Declan Donnelly 11 193
Semi-final 3 30 May 2018 Declan Donnelly 12 194
Results 3 30 May 2018 Declan Donnelly 13 195
Semi-final 4 31 May 2018 Declan Donnelly 14 196
Results 4 31 May 2018 Declan Donnelly 15 197
Semi-final 5 1 June 2018 Declan Donnelly 16 198
Results 5 1 June 2018 Declan Donnelly 17 199
Final 3 June 2018 Declan Donnelly 18 200

I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! (Series 18)

Episode number Air Date Presenter(s) Episode overall
1 18 November 2018 Holly Willoughby
Declan Donnelly
318
2 19 November 2018 Holly Willoughby
Declan Donnelly
319
3 20 November 2018 Holly Willoughby
Declan Donnelly
320
4 21 November 2018 Holly Willoughby
Declan Donnelly
321
5 22 November 2018 Holly Willoughby
Declan Donnelly
322
6 23 November 2018 Holly Willoughby
Declan Donnelly
323
7 24 November 2018 Holly Willoughby
Declan Donnelly
324
8 25 November 2018 Holly Willoughby
Declan Donnelly
325
9 26 November 2018 Holly Willoughby
Declan Donnelly
326
10 27 November 2018 Holly Willoughby
Declan Donnelly
327
11 28 November 2018 Holly Willoughby
Declan Donnelly
328
12 29 November 2018 Holly Willoughby
Declan Donnelly
329
13 30 November 2018 Holly Willoughby
Declan Donnelly
330
14 1 December 2018 Holly Willoughby
Declan Donnelly
331
15 2 December 2018 Holly Willoughby
Declan Donnelly
332
16 3 December 2018 Holly Willoughby
Declan Donnelly
333
17 4 December 2018 Holly Willoughby
Declan Donnelly
334
18 5 December 2018 Holly Willoughby
Declan Donnelly
335
19 6 December 2018 Holly Willoughby
Declan Donnelly
336
20 7 December 2018 Holly Willoughby
Declan Donnelly
337
21 8 December 2018 Holly Willoughby
Declan Donnelly
338
22 9 November 2018 Holly Willoughby
Declan Donnelly
339

Trivia

  • In January 2018, Anthony McPartlin confirmed that he would be devorcing from his wife Lisa Armstrong.
  • On 3 March 2018, Saturday Night Takeaway celebrated its 100th episode with highlights from the last 99 episodes.
  • On 18 March 2018, Anthony McPartlin was involved in a traffic accident and was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving. A day later, he met up with his colleague Declan Donnelly and suspended further presenting duties. But this lead to a few things. Those being:
    • An episode of Saturday Night Takeaway that was planned for 24 March 2018 was cancelled.
    • The segment Ant vs Dec was discontinued for the rest of the series.
    • Declan Donnelly was forced to present the last two episodes of Saturday Night Takeaway and the live semi-finals of Britain's Got Talent on his own.
  • Although Anthony McPartlin had stepped down from his TV commitments, there was some things he appeared in:
    • He appeared in the pre-recorded editions of the Saturday Night Takeaway mini-serial, Saturday Knight Takeaway.
    • He appeared in the seven audition shows of Britain's Got Talent as those had been filmed during January and February earlier that year.
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