Mrs Brown set to rival Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway
'Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway' is to be rivalled by Brendan O'Carroll's new show starring his popular comedy creation Mrs Brown.
The Geordie duo have dominated the Saturday night slot for years, but are poised to face stiff competition from a new programme which features the foul-mouthed mother-of-six Mrs Brown, who has become one of Britain's most-loved comedy characters.
Brendan, who is to reprise the role of Agnes Brown in 'All Round To Mrs Brown's', said: "The entire cast is excited by this.
"I think Agnes may be worried that she'll need a bigger kettle to make tea for everyone that's coming round!"
Charlotte Moore, director of BBC content, explained: "Bringing one of our biggest comedy stars, Mrs Brown, to Saturday nights in 2017 with a new entertainment show is going to be full of fun and mischief and totally unpredictable."
The announcement of the new BBC show comes shortly after it was confirmed that Scarlett Moffatt is to co-host 'Saturday Night Takeaway' alongside Ant and Dec.
The 'Gogglebox' star revealed she will join the comedy duo on the new series of the ITV show, which returns to screens later this year, and she admitted it's a "dream" come true for her.
She shared: "I've watched 'Saturday Night Takeaway' with my family for as long as I can remember I'm such a huge fan, so to be a part of one of the biggest entertainment shows out there, with two of my all time TV heroes Ant and Dec, is an absolute dream.
"I am so excited. I didn't think 2016 could be topped but I really can't wait for my Saturday nights now."
Scarlett - who was crowned queen of the jungle in the 2016 series of 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' - is to replace former Pussycat Dolls star Ashley Roberts, who has been co-hosting with Ant and Dec since 2013.