Anthony McPartlin OBE has been checked back into rehabilitation and therefore stepped down from all future media appearances for the foreseeable future - this includes his hosting duties of Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway and Britain's Got Talent.
Dec commented on social networking site; Twitter:
"Whilst I never thought I'd be in this position, after much discussion and careful consideration we've decided that the remaining two shows of this series of Saturday Night Takeaway will go ahead.
We made a promise to take hundreds of deserving winners to Florida to watch the series finale, and we will honour that.
Everyone at ITV and the Takeaway team feels we owe it to the audience to complete the series."