Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly are set to return to screens this weekend in Saturday Night Takeaway, where Alison Hammond will become the unwitting victim of their latest prank.

Joe Wicks and Strictly Come Dancing host Claudia Winkleman will also make special cameos in the upcoming series.

In a recent first-look clip, Alison is seen entering a creepy-looking hotel with Ant and Dec lurking in a secret room on the premises.

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Dubbing the hotel 'haunted', Alison is seen in a guest room saying: "A million percent I'm not staying here."

The hotel was complete with eerie dolls along the walls, prompting Alison to comment: “This place is haunted. I feel it. I have an affinity with spirits.”

Ant and Dec's prank very nearly went 'absolutely haywire' with Alison nearly getting away, leading Ant to admit: “I actually feel a bit sorry for her watching that.”

In order to complete the prank, the duo had to ring the plant and get Alison into the restaurant for a drink, and then ring the driver and just get him away so she didn't have a car to go to. Dec teased: “That is the one that very nearly didn't happen.”