Dec to host Britain's Got Talent live shows without Ant
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Dec to host Britain's Got Talent live shows without Ant

ITV has confirmed that Declan Donnelly will host the live shows of Britain’s Got Talent without partner Ant McPartlin.

McPartlin stepped down from his TV commitments “for the foreseeable future” after being charged with a drink driving offence following a collision. He is due in court on 16 April.

The Saturday Night Takeaway and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here host will return for the audition episode of the new series, which were filmed in January.

Following on from that, Dec will head up the live semi-finals and final which are scheduled to be screened nightly at the end of May.

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ITV released a statement saying: “We send Ant all our love. And we know that Dec will do a brilliant job.”

The announcement comes days after Declan Donnelly presented the final two episodes of ITV’s Saturday Night Takeaway alone.

Britain’s Got Talent’s 12th series kicks off this Saturday 12 April.