Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night with Walt Disney



The magic kicked off on the first episode of the new series of Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway on Saturday, as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Pluto joined Ant and Dec live at ITV to share the exciting news that Saturday Night Takeaway is coming to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, courtesy of Virgin Holidays.

Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway is a live entertainment spectacular hosted by the popular duo, which features stunts, sketches and celebrity guests. At the 2017 National Television Awards it was named Best Entertainment Programme while Ant and Dec were awarded the Best Presenters award for the sixteenth year in a row.

Walt Disney World Resort in Florida will play host to the UK’s favourite entertainers, Ant and Dec, as their BAFTA and NTA award-winning ITV television programme, Saturday Night Takeaway, is broadcast live from Magic Kingdom. The co-hosts and special guests will fly over to Orlando with Virgin Holidays and experience the endless magic of all four Walt Disney World theme parks and two water adventure parks and will make history by being the first British show to broadcast an entire live episode from Magic Kingdom. Ant and Dec will be joined for the special show by celebrity guests, and will stage all their usual stunts, performances and competitions in front of the winning viewers and Virgin Holidays guests.

Throughout the series, Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway will be giving away 50 prize packages where the winner and up to three guests each will win a holiday to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, where they will be part of the audience of the live broadcast of Saturday Night Takeaway at Magic Kingdom and receive a $2,500 Disney gift card.

Disney Destinations International’s Vice President of sales & marketing Peter Welch said: “We are delighted that Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway will be broadcasting live from the most magical place on Earth – Walt Disney World. It will be a British first and we can’t wait to make TV history with the Saturday Night Takeaway and Virgin Holidays teams and bring Disney magic into UK homes.”

David Geer, Managing Director of Virgin Holidays, commented: “For more than three decades Virgin Holidays has provided unforgettable Disney holidays to millions of people.  We’re thrilled that Walt Disney World has chosen to partner with us on this UK-first, and as always, we’ll ensure this incredible event is delivered with our renowned Virgin flair”

Pete Ogden, Executive Producer of Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway added: “I am thrilled to be working alongside Disney and Virgin Holidays to film our live finale episode of the series at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. It will be an incredible end to the series and a British TV first.”