Saturday Night Takeaway: Yorkshire woman's crazy reaction gives Ant and Dec the jitters after she Wins the Ads

A woman from York stole the show on Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway after her wild and joyous reaction to winning the ads, the grand prize of the ITV entertainment show.

Sunday, 21st March 2021, 7:51 am
Updated Sunday, 21st March 2021, 9:22 am
Fiona's reaction on Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway stunned the hosts. Images: ITV
Fiona's reaction on Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway stunned the hosts. Images: ITV

Ant & Dec reunited with Cat Deeley for a 20th anniversary instalment of their spoof sitcom Chums and also had a segment where they pranked Cat undercover for the show.

But it was Fiona from York who threatened to create the most memorable moment when she played the weekly Win The Ads segment.

In it, a contestant is asked to answer a series of questions and pick a hidden prize number. After a slightly duff start, Fiona went on to win several hidden prizes, but she chose to play instead of stay and put it all on the line for the chance to win the lot.

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As Dec read the make or break question, Fiona began to jump up and down and scream 'I know it!'.

When Fiona was asked how many Grammy awards Beyonce has won in total, she answered correctly and then jumped up and down and hugged her family who had rushed in.

She also grabbed masks of Ant and Dec and placed them across her chest before gesturing to lift her top up several times - all on live TV.

As the cameras cut back to Ant and Dec's nervous faces, Dec said 'no, leave it on!', before adding: "we'll leave it there because it could get dangerous" just as Fiona lifted up her t-shirt.

Fiona won the grand prize on ITV's Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway - but things almost got out of hand as she lifted up her t-shirt on live national TV

Even RuPaul's Drag Race judge Michelle Visage was taken aback. She tweeted: "Oh dear I thought Fiona was flashing us for sure #antanddec"

It wasn't the first time a Yorkshire guest has won on the current, socially distant series.

Three weeks ago Darcy Pell, who jumped into a frozen lake in Pontefract to rescue a dog, won a dream holiday for his heroics.

Cat Deeley was a special guest on Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, where they reminisced about their early careers together and Deeley joked: “Look at us now, we are all pushing 30.”

Fiona pretended to lift up her top before she pulled up her t-shirt

She was also the victim of an elaborate prank in the show’s regular segment Undercover, which saw the duo convince her she was spending the day promoting her children’s book, when she was actually being filmed by hidden cameras.

The sketch culminated in Ant McPartlin dancing in a koala costume before starting a fire, while Deeley believed she was filming a CBeebies Bedtime Story.

The trio also performed a live episode of Chums, the SMTV parody of US sitcom Friends, which ended on a cliffhanger 20 years ago.

The show resumed the fictional romance between Declan Donnelly and Deeley, and featured cameos from Sting, Brian McFadden, Joe Lycett, Steps and Simon Pegg as well as Emily Atack as their daughter, and Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes as Deeley’s parents.

Fiona won the grand prize on ITV's Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway - but things almost got out of hand

The episode once again ended on a cliffhanger at the wedding of Deeley and Donnelly.

Announcer Romesh Ranganathan said viewers would find out what happened in the next episode of Chums “in 2041”.