07 April 2017

One of Britain’s biggest TV shows, Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, is coming to the most magical place on Earth

The magic kicked off on the first episode of the new series of Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway on Saturday, as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Pluto joined Ant and Dec live at ITV to share the exciting news that Saturday Night Takeaway is coming to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, courtesy of Virgin Holidays.

Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway is a live entertainment spectacular hosted by the popular duo, which features stunts, sketches and celebrity guests. At the 2017 National Television Awards it was named Best Entertainment Programme while Ant and Dec were awarded the Best Presenters award for the sixteenth year in a row.

On Saturday 8th April 2017, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida will play host to the UK’s favourite entertainers, Ant and Dec, as their BAFTA and NTA award-winning ITV television programme, Saturday Night Takeaway, is broadcast live from Magic Kingdom. The co-hosts and special guests will fly over to Orlando with Virgin Holidays and experience the endless magic of all four Walt Disney World theme parks and two water adventure parks and will make history by being the first British show to broadcast an entire live episode from Magic Kingdom. Ant and Dec will be joined for the special show by celebrity guests, and will stage all their usual stunts, performances and competitions in front of the winning viewers and Virgin Holidays guests.



Throughout the series, Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway will be giving away 50 prize packages where the winner and up to three guests each will win a holiday to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, where they will be part of the audience of the live broadcast of Saturday Night Takeaway at Magic Kingdom and receive a $2,500 Disney gift card.

On Tuesday 4th April 2017, the magical journey will begin for 200 lucky prize winners plus VIP guests as Virgin Holidays kicks off the party with a cocktail reception at the new v-room airport lounge at Gatwick Airport, before guests board a Virgin Holidays plane chartered especially for Saturday Night Takeaway. After a fun-filled flight they will have six days to enjoy the delights of Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, before being special audience members of the series finale of Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.



Disney Destinations International’s Vice President of sales & marketing Peter Welch said: “We are delighted that Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway will be broadcasting live from the most magical place on Earth – Walt Disney World. It will be a British first and we can’t wait to make TV history with the Saturday Night Takeaway and Virgin Holidays teams and bring Disney magic into UK homes.”

David Geer, Managing Director of Virgin Holidays, commented: “For more than three decades Virgin Holidays has provided unforgettable Disney holidays to millions of people. We’re thrilled that Walt Disney World has chosen to partner with us on this UK-first, and as always, we’ll ensure this incredible event is delivered with our renowned Virgin flair”

Pete Ogden, Executive Producer of Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway added: "I am thrilled to be working alongside Disney and Virgin Holidays to film our live finale episode of the series at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. It will be an incredible end to the series and a British TV first."

For the chance to win a holiday to Walt Disney World courtesy of Virgin Holidays, tune in to Saturday Night Takeaway each Saturday night on ITV or visit Virgin Holidays or Disney to enter a prize draw or plan your own unforgettable Disney holiday.

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Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway comes live from Walt Disney World Resort in Florida with Virgin Holidays on Saturday 8th April at 7pm on ITV

About Walt Disney World Resort
Encompassing nearly 40 square miles, the Walt Disney World Resort features world-class entertainment and recreation, including four theme parks (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom); two water adventure parks (Disney’s Blizzard Beach and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon); 36 resort hotels (26 owned and operated by Walt Disney World, includes eight Disney Vacation Club resort properties); 63 holes of golf on four courses; two full-service spas; Disney’s Wedding Pavilion; ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex; and Disney Springs, an entertainment-shopping-dining district. Located at Lake Buena Vista, Fla., 20 miles southwest of Orlando, Walt Disney World Resort opened Oct. 1, 1971. Open daily, year-round.

About Virgin Holidays
Virgin Holidays is the UK’s favourite worldwide holiday company. Founded in 1985 on the Virgin principles of excellent customer service, value, reliability, responsibility and a sense of fun, it has used its entrepreneurial heritage and passion for innovation to benefit customers and communities around the world. The brand is particularly known for the ‘magic touches’ it has brought to market. From the world’s first dedicated airport leisure lounges to the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship in the Caribbean, Virgin Holidays puts its customers and the communities it works with at the heart of its commitment to do things differently. In 2015, it was voted Best Large Holiday Company to the USA, Canada and the Caribbean for the fifth consecutive year at the prestigious, consumer-voted, British Travel Awards.

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