SATURDAY Night Takeaway favourite Stephen Mulhern will return to the show tomorrow.
ITV confirmed that the much-loved star – who hasn’t been on screen for more than a month now – is back for one of the show’s best features.
Stephen Mulhern will return to Saturday Night Takeaway tomorrowCredit: Rex Features
His feature Ant Versus Dec is making a return to screensCredit: Rex
He appeared in tomorrow night’s show’s official rundown – which included games of Read My Lips and Sofawatch.
There will also be an End of the Show Show with Michael Buble and an Ant Versus Dec challenge with Stephen as the host.
The Catchphrase and In For A Penny host revealed earlier this month that he had been ruled out of the show by medics.
He tweeted on 12 March: “I’ve had some time off and been resting up on doctors orders. I’m on the mend, I’m happy to say, and looking forward to getting back to work soon.
“In the meantime… I’ll put my feet up and watch Saturday Night Takeaway tonight with the rest of you lot. Please don’t miss me too much!”
A source close to the star told The Sun: “Stephen went to hospital for a medical procedure, but has been discharged now and is focusing all his energy on his recovery.
“He’s hoping to return to the show as soon as he’s feeling better and well enough. He’s currently resting up and supporting the lads from home.”
Stephen last appeared on Saturday Night Takeaway for the series opener on February 19, where he dressed up as Donald Trump.
Stephen, who has appeared on Ant and Dec’s primetime show since 2016, also hosted the In For A Penny segment.
It is now a standalone ITV show which he hosts as well as game show Rolling In It and the National Lottery draws. He also recently stood in on Dancing on Ice after Phillip Schofield had to self-isolate.
He is believed to be single but reportedly dated EastEnders actress Emma Barton, 44, who plays Honey Mitchell, for three years from 2011.
Saturday Night Takeaway returns to ITV tomorrow at 7pm
He was last seen on Saturday Night Takeaway looking like Donald TrumpCredit: Rex
The show is back on ITV tomorrow night after a week off airCredit: Rex
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