Michael puts the Sheen on this re­turn­ing se­ries

Macclesfield Express - - TVWEEK -

Af­ter ful­fill­ing their dreams of head­lin­ing are­nas (some­thing they never achieved in their 1990s pop­star hey­day), An­thony McPartlin and De­clan Don­nelly are back in the con­fines of the TV stu­dio as their live week­end en­ter­tain­ment ex­trav­a­ganza re­turns.

So get set for more un­der­cover pranks, celebrity sur­prises and com­pe­ti­tions as Bri­tain's favourite pre­sent­ing pair pro­vide the per­fect show to warm your cock­les on a cold Satur­day night in Ant & Dec's Satur­day Night Take­away (Satur­day, ITV, 7pm).

Michael Sheen has taken on chal­leng­ing act­ing roles such as Brian Clough and Tony Blair dur­ing his var­ied ca­reer.

But the Welsh thesp is given a slightly more straight­for­ward task tonight as he steps into the role of guest an­nouncer.

The Ge­ordie duo head to LA, where they play a prank on an old friend.

James Cor­den's ca­reer has shot through the Strato­sphere since his move to Amer­ica and his new job as host of CBS's The Late Late Show.

Here, the A League Of Their Own host and Gavin & Stacey star, who is al­ways game for a laugh (see his Car­pool Karaokes with Adele and El­ton John if you don't be­lieve us), finds him­self on the re­ceiv­ing end of one of Ant and Dec's in­fa­mous pranks.

So surely he will he see the funny side, won't he?

Plus, Stephen Mul­h­ern pre­sides over the lat­est Ant v Dec chal­lenge, in which the pair take part in a life-size game of video game Pac-Man.

And of course, one lucky au­di­ence mem­ber plays Win The Ads.

Fi­nally, Scot­tish soft rock band Wet Wet Wet, whose sem­i­nal al­bum Pic­ture This was re­leased 20 years ago, are in cel­e­bra­tory mood as they join the I'm A Celebrity… hosts for tonight's Sin­ga­long Live.

One new seg­ment for this year is Who Shot Si­mon Cow­ell?, a weekly com­edy seg­ment writ­ten by Broad­church cre­ator and new Doc­tor Who showrun­ner Chris Chib­nall.

When Cow­ell is gunned down at a party, Emilia Fox and Kevin Whately piece to­gether the clues and ques­tion fa­mous faces in­clud­ing Louis Walsh, Amanda Holden, Piers Mor­gan, Ale­sha Dixon, Bri­tain's Got Tal­ent champs Ash­leigh and Pud­sey and David Wal­liams.

In­deed, Ant and Dec are never short of new ideas, a fact that makes them Bri­tain's most in­de­mand pre­sen­ters.

One taste tonight and you will no doubt be back for more next week­end.

Fun and games The pre­sen­ter duo re­turn.

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