ITV Saturday Night Takeaway viewers got emotional last night (Feb. 20) when Ant McPartlin was moved to tears on the show’s return.
The 45-year-old ant and the 45-year-old presentation partner Dec honored a retired teacher with a surprise.
And it wasn’t long before Ant’s lower lip began to tremble during the emotional segment.
What happened to Ant and Dec on Saturday night?
After a hectic start to the show, Ant and Dec went to the big video screen to show viewers Kath Crawley and her daughter Becky outside the studio.
The duo said Kath had been a teacher at St. Thomas Elementary School in Wigan for 32 years.
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Ant brought a shocked Kath into the studio and said, “We can say that you are a little shocked because you thought you were here to do an interview with ITV News.”
The boys wanted to give Kath – who had devoted her professional life to teaching, charity, and community work – the best year ever.
Operation thanks, miss
Then they unveiled their “Operation Thank You Miss,” a film in which they gave secret amiable acts to Kath during her senior year.
Ant was crying.
And to top it off, they gave her a brand new trailer to enjoy her retirement in, filled with gifts from her students.
With Kath in tears, it wasn’t long before Ant was also overwhelmed by emotions.
And when Ant’s lip started to wiggle, the audience at home started tearing too.
Ant looked like he was crying in the teacher piece that triggered me 🥺 #SaturdayNightTakeaway
– Hope✨ (@ F1Hopeless) February 20, 2021
Ant cried ❤️
– Amanda Melliard (@MelliardAmanda) February 20, 2021
#SaturdayNightTakeaway bless ant that gets pockets emosh. Lower lip quivver there 🤣
It must have been so hard not to jump over Ms. Crawley and hug her 🥰🥰
– Aj (@ Aj68235569) February 20, 2021
Ant just wants a big scream #SaturdayNightTakeaway
– Imo👸🏽 (@ImogenJoyx) February 20, 2021
How did the fans react?
Viewers went to Twitter to share the emotions.
One viewer wrote: “Ant looked like he was crying in the teacher piece that triggered me.”
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Another said, “Bless Ant gets Dead Emosh.
“Lower lip quivver there. It must have been so hard not to hug Mrs. Crawley. “
A third commented, “Ant just wants a big scream.”
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