Co-host Declan Donnelly has said the new season of Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway will be "very different" because of - you guessed it - coronavirus restrictions.

The ITV programme, which he presents with long-running showbiz partner Anthony McPartlin, returns to Virgin Media One on Saturday for a new run.

There will be no live studio audience - once an integral part of the show - present during filming.

Donnelly said this year's version of the show is "going to be quite different - we have no studio audience, which is such an important part of Takeaway".

He added: "We'll have a virtual audience but it'll be very different, but  hopefully no less fun and entertaining."

The new season will be the show's 17th, and McPartlin insists that the pair can "keep it fresh because you can just introduce new things every year".

Harry Redknapp

He added: "But we've got some of the old favourites returning. We kick off with an item you two know very well - I'm A Celebrity, Get Out Of My Ear!

"We've got Harry and Jamie Redknapp doing that."

The father and son duo of former footballers "giggles more than anyone who's ever done this before", he said.

"They were just in bits from the moment we started it," he added.

Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway returns at 7pm on Saturday on Virgin Media One.