Scarlett Moffatt to co-host Saturday Night Takeaway
Scarlett Moffatt is to co-host 'Saturday Night Takeaway' alongside Ant and Dec.
The 'Gogglebox' star has confirmed she will join the comedy-duo on the new series of the ITV show, which returns to screens later this year, and it's a "dream" come true for the 26-year-old beauty who has been a follower of the primetime programme since it started in 2002.
Confirming her new role, an excited Scarlett told The Sun newspaper: "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!' - will replace former Pussycat Dolls star Ashley Roberts, 35, who had been co-hosting with Ant and Dec since 2013.
However, the show's bosses are confident that Geordie star Scarlett will be popular with fans of the programme, which sees pranks and stunts performed for the audience and those at home, as she is "fun" and from the same neck of the woods as Ant and Dec.
A source told the publication: "She'll be a big hit with viewers and will be great fun for them [Ant and Dec] to work with too.
"Her humour is exactly what's needed and having another Geordie on the show is just a bonus."
And 2017, looks set to be another stellar year for the brunette beauty, as she is also set to present a new series of Channel 4's dating show 'Streetmate', which made 'The Jump's host Davina McCall, 49, famous, with comedian Alan Carr.
Talking previously of the role, she said: "I can't believe Channel 4 have asked me to present the iconic show.
"I remember watching Davina on 'Streetmate' when I was younger and thinking females can present entertainment shows too.
"I want to do that when I'm older.
"It's such a fun show and it's two of my favourite things to do, chat to randomisers and a love story."
Details of the revival of the show, which run from 1988 to 2007, are being kept under wraps.