The troubled Ant McPartlin will feature in this weekend's Saturday Night Takeaway in a sketch which was pre-recorded for the ITV show.

Entitled Saturday Knight Takeaway, the sketch also stars Michael Sheen, David Walliams, Joanna Lumley and Emilia Fox.

Last weekend's entire show was postponed after McPartlin (42) was charged with drink-driving and returned to rehab.

According to The Sun, there were talks on whether the pre-recorded whodunit sketch should be broadcast when Saturday Night Takeaway returns this weekend.

It was decided that the final two installments of the slot - previous episodes aired earlier in the hit series - should be broadcast.

A show insider told the Press Association: "Saturday Knight Takeaway will continue in this week's show and conclude during the series finale on Saturday 7th April."

Show co-host Declan Donnelly (42), who recently confirmed he is going to be a father, will present the final two episodes of Saturday Night Takeaway alone.

As well as taking a step back from his TV commitments after returning to rehab, McPartlin is due to appear in court on April 4 on the back of the drink-driving charge.

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