Declan Donnelly to host Britain's Got Talent solo

The 42-year-old TV presenter was due to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates Court charged with drink-driving

The 42-year-old TV presenter was due to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates Court charged with drink-driving

Declan Donnelly will be presenting the show alone again after Ant McPartlin went back to rehab.

There was uncertainty over the presenting lineup for this year after Ant McPartlin pulled out of all forthcoming work.

Saturday Night Takeaway will broadcast live from Universal Orlando Resort this weekend, with Dec Donnelly once again hosting solo.

"After last weekend the feeling is very much that Dec should take on BGT alone too - he did a brilliant job", an insider told The Sun, adding that BGT supremo Simon Cowell agrees.

Dec only made a nod to Ant's absence during the show, and later took to Twitter revealing he had barely slept in the run-up to going live.

"It was obviously odd for viewers seeing him alone at first, but he took everything in his stride like a total pro".

The auditions phase has already been recorded before Ant's arrest, so will feature both presenters.

Following his successful solo presenting debut on SNT - praised by viewers and peers alike - Dec jetted off to Florida earlier this week, ahead of the series' last episode.

"That's not to say people didn't miss Ant, but the overwhelming response was that Dec was fantastic solo too".

Ant, 42, who has worked alongside Dec, also 42, for nearly three decades after they met on Byker Grove, has returned to rehab for the second time in less than a year, having previously undergone treatment for alcohol and prescription drug problems.

Scarlett Moffatt and Stephen Mulhern will be on hand to help out, and Dec will be joined by a huge host of other big names - including Denise and Craig David - on the night.

Alongside Dec, co-contributors Stephen Mulhern, 40, and Scarlett Moffatt, 27 - who travelled to the USA yesterday - will be on hand to ensure the show runs smoothly.

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