The Ant and Dec star opened up about Scarlett Moffatt’s tough moment, which was broadcast on Saturday Night Takeaway during the last series.
The ITV show, which will mark its 100th episode this weekend, has enjoyed some painfully awkward moments over the years, including this one surprise visit to a fan’s house.
The 42-year-old started: “Last series Scarlett knocked on a house, live, and we knew the people would be watching the show because they are fans.”
The presenter continued: “But they were watching it on catch-up so they didn’t go outside, Scarlett didn’t get to go on site, the dog was barking, the door was locked.
“It all got a little bit uneasy for a while. The fact they weren’t watching us live was a bit of a problem.”
Ant, who announced he had split from his wife Lisa Armstrong last month, and Scarlett, 27, were forced deny claims they were more than friends due to fan speculation.
Meanwhile, during the interview published by the Mail Online, Declan Donnelly went on: “We always surprise people live on the show, sometimes in their living rooms, and sometimes you get a better reaction than other times.
“We have had to apologise a few times because people have had such a shock, they didn’t realise what they were saying. That’s always quite a cringe live moment.”
Dec, also 42, added: “All in all though, when the live moments go wrong, we just get on with it and it becomes right, if you know what I mean.
“People often say to us, ‘Oh we love your show, the best bit is when it goes wrong’, and you think, ‘Thanks a lot!’ but I know what they mean. That’s the fun of live TV.”
Scarlett took to Instagram yesterday to gush about her job opposite Ant and Dec, which saw her share a snap wit the duo, Kylie Minogue, Olly Murs and Amanda Holden.
She captioned it: “I love my job. Thanks to everyone for all the amazing tweets and comments, so happy you enjoyed the show #love #takeaway.”
It comes just days after Scarlett commanded attention in a seriously busty ensemble as she posed on the BRITs 2018 red carpet.
The former Gogglebox star wowed in a caped jacket which featured a seriously low plunging neckline.
Scarlett’s assets certainly caught the attention of onlookers as she arrived, after teaming it with a matching pair of black tailored trousers.
Ant And Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway continues this weekend at 7pm on ITV.