Ant & Dec are bringing their award winning ITV show, 'Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway', to their home town of Newcastle for spectacular live shows which will take place tonight (Friday, 5th September) and over the weekend.
Never one to disappoint, the Geordie boys are adding celebrity friends Alan Shearer, Chesney Hawkes and Tony Christie to the mix for filming.
Chesney Hawkes was rehearsing alongside the boys, making sure that the show will be a night to remember.
Ant and Dec aren't the only ones rehearsing ahead of tonight's 'Saturday Night Takeaway on Tour' filming.
Little Ant and Dec joined their bigger counterparts in taking to the stage and sound checking.
Ant & Dec's Takeaway on Tour starts filming tonight in Newcastle. There will be performances throughout the weekend on Friday 5th, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th September before the boys take their tour to Nottingham.
The boys are back in town!
Ant and Dec have had a busy few days, what with hosting the Great North Run Million Opening Ceremony and now getting ready to film their 'Ant & Dec's Takeaway on Tour' live in their hometown of Newcastle.
They were outside greeting fans and signing autographs this afternoon. Make sure to watch tonight's programme to see them talking to our very own Kenny Toal.
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Brendan Foster, founder of the Great North Run, has spoken to ITV Tyne Tees of his hopes for tonight's Opening Ceremony:
Ahead of the Great North Run's Million Opening Ceremony, ITV Tyne Tees has spoken to Tim Healy about his role in the performance.
He will be joined by local actress, Jill Halfpenny, in narrating the story of the North East - a story which he says will be "powerful and moving".
But Tim is keeping his cards, and script, very close to his chest:
Tim Healy rehearses at the Quayside ahead of tonight's performance. He will be joined by local actress Jill Halfpenny in narrating the story of the North East.
A mass cast of 1,500 volunteer performers will appear throughout the Million Opening Ceremony tonight, coming together to celebrate a vision of how, by acting together, we can achieve the most extraordinary and transformational things in the North East.
And it looks like rehearsals are already underway as ITV Tyne Tees gets a sneak peak at what looks like a dress rehearsal for tonight's performance.