Ant and Dec fans were devastated by the final news

Saturday Night Takeaway viewers were devastated when Stephen Mulhern announced that the show would end this weekend.

Over the weekend, the 43-year-old presenter announced that it was the penultimate show of the year.

Stephen appears regularly on the popular series along with lead hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly.

Saturday Night Takeaway comes to an end (Credit: ITV)

In the final episode, Mo Gilligan will appear as the special guest announcer.

Before the show, fans took to Twitter to share their disappointment.

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How did the audience react?

One said, “I can’t believe next week is the last.”

In addition, a second wrote: “Last full week of #SaturdayNightTakeaway. My heart hurts. “

A third tweeted, “It feels like it’s only been 2 weeks.”

Another shared: “@antanddec just told my six year old that this week was the last episode of Saturday Night Takeaway and she was crying. They are both her favorites on TV and love the happiest minute of the week. “

What happened to take away on Saturday night?

During Saturday’s show, Cat Deeley met up with hosts Ant and Dec again.

Once they played a prank on their old SM: TV Live buddy.

Stephen made the announcement on the show last week (Credit:

While many loved the show, others took exceptions to the comments about December.

That included a number of jokes about his size.

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The episode received 96 Ofcom complaints.

In addition, the regulator confirmed that it was “a number of different topics, including the innuendos and height jokes used”.

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