What time is Saturday Night Takeaway on tonight? The variety show which features comedy, audience participation, games and performances from music artists, is officially back for 2021.

Ant and Dec have been bringing Saturday Night Takeaway to our screens for many years. The show first aired in 2002. And after a brief break between 2009 and 2013, its been airing on ITV for eight years since.

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When does Saturday Night Takeaway start in 2021?

Saturday Night Takeaway returns to screens from Saturday, February 20th 2021.

The show, as usual, will air on ITV. There are seven episodes in series 17 of the show.

Bringing some sparkle to Saturday nights, Ant and Dec are back as the show’s hosts along with Stephen Mulhern and Alison Hammond. Gary Barlow and Jamie and Harry Redknapp are also set to appear in the first episode of 2021.

What time is Saturday Night Takeaway on tonight?

Saturday Night Takeaway airs at 7 pm on ITV. The show’s runtime is 1 hour and 35 minutes meaning that it will end at 8:35 pm.

For anyone who misses the airing at 7 pm, the show can be watched via ITV+1 or, alternatively, it will be available on the ITV Hub after it has aired.

Kicking series 17 off with a bang, Prue Leith, Jermaine Jenas and Rob Brydon are all said to be making appearances in the first episode of the year.

Saturday Night Takeaway changes for 2021

It’s likely that SNT is a welcome addition to the viewing schedule to the TV guide after a lockdown consisting of mainly browsing Netflix.

Given the climate of Covid-19, some changes can be expected on Saturday Night Takeaway. For starters, there won’t be a live studio audience present. However, there is a virtual audience.

The show will also feature some pre-recorded content and with regard to Covid-19 restrictions, the show had to follow social distancing guidelines. But, speaking to Digital Spy, Dec said: “We’re trying to be creative with how we’re shooting stuff so it looks fairly normal and so it doesn’t look like we’re in the middle of the pandemic. You don’t want to constantly be reminded of it.”

Saturday Night Takeaway also adds a behind-the-scenes show which is available to watch on the ITV Hub.

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