007 girl Denise Richards on mission to make up for absent Ant
FORMER Bond girl Denise Richards will be guest announcer for the Saturday Night Takeaway finale as Declan Donnelly continues to present without Ant McPartlin.
Charlie Sheen’s ex-wife, who played nuclear physicist Christmas Jones in 1999’s The World Is Not Enough, will take over the voiceover role filled last weekend by comedian Stephen Merchant.
‘The name’s Richards, Denise Richards!’ the ITV show tweeted.
The US actress, 47, will join Dec in Orlando, Florida, where 300 competition winners have flown for Virgin holidays that include tickets for Saturday’s show.
Cast members Stephen Mulhern and Scarlett Moffatt were also on board the flight.
Geordie Dec, 42, presented alone for the first time last Saturday after Ant returned to rehab after being charged with drink-driving.When the programme ended, an emotional Dec thanked the audience off-air for giving him a big round of applause when he took the stage.
‘That reception when I came down the stairs, I wasn’t sure what was going to happen. I wasn’t sure how I was going to do, or how you were going to react but you carried me all the way,’ he said.
Dec is now tipped to host Britain’s Got Talent on his own because of the positive feedback. He and Ant first met on the teen soap Byker Grove in 1990.
Author: Tom Stichbury