Viewers absolutely loved Saturday Night Takeaway tonight

Viewers absolutely loved Saturday Night Takeaway tonight

THE SOLE Declan Donnelly of Ant and Dec has somewhat overcome the loss of his former presenting partner.

Dec had to undertake the finale in Florida without his counterpart due to McPartlin's readmittance to rehab.

McPartlin has returned to rehab and pulled out of all TV commitments after he was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving following a three-car crash in south-west London on March 18.

The 42-year-old has been charged with the offence and it was revealed he was twice over the drink-driving limit at the time of his arrest.

It's expected that Ant will remain in treatment for some time and miss his usual presenting slots on Britain’s Got Talent and I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

The troubled Newcastle native previously entered rehab last year for a prescription drugs addiction.

Tonight's episode saw the show still go on, albeit with a lonely Declan Donnelly, which broke the hearts of many Ant and Dec fans at home.

Dec was assisted by Scarlett Moffatt and Stephen Mulhern to give the series finale the 'oomph' it needed to push through, and the trio combined wasn't lost on dedicated viewers at home.