Stephen Mulhern is known for his bubbly and energetic nature and often gives viewers of Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway a giggle on a Saturday night.

This week though, he won’t be in the studio as planned.

Mulhern was expected to feature on tonight's show, according to Radio Times, but took to Twitter to explain he will instead be a viewer of the show rather than part of it.

He tweeted: “Hello all, Sorry I’ve been quiet on here recently and thank you for all your lovely messages. I’ve had some time off and been resting up on doctors orders.

“I’m on the mend, I’m happy to say, and looking forward to getting back to work soon. In the meantime…”

His second tweet reads: “…I’ll put my feet up and watch Saturday Night Takeaway tonight with the rest of you lot. Please don’t miss me too much! Lots of love, Stephen. X”

How to watch Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

Tune into ITV on Saturdays at 7 pm to catch all the action.

Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway is also available to watch live or catch up with on ITV Hub.

Tonight, the Takeaway Rainbow is back and you can find out more about the episode in our explainer here.

Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway airs on Saturdays at 7pm on ITV.