Amanda Holden has a solution to Anthony McPartlin’s absence from Britain’s Got Talent

The BGT judge says Ant “will be missed” but joked that “Mand and Dec has a good ring to it”

Britain's Got Talent judges 2018: Amanda Holden

Declan Donnelly may be presenting the Britain’s Got Talent live shows without his comedy partner Anthony McPartlin this year – but he won’t be alone.

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Speaking after Britain’s Got Talent won the TV Bafta for Best Entertainment Programme, Amanda Holden said that her and fellow judge Alesha Dixon would be there to lend a helping hand.

“I think [Ant] will be missed but Dec will do a sterling job,” she said. “And Alesha and I will be on hand to step in.”

The judge then joked that her and Donnelly could form a new presenting duo. “I think Mand and Dec has a good ring to it,” she said.

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Ant was arrested and subsequently charged for drink driving on Sunday 18th March, and has pulled out of current working commitments.


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