King’s Lynn appears on Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

Hugh Jackman on Saturday Night Takeaway with Ant and Dec on ITV1 ANL-160321-154025001

Hugh Jackman on Saturday Night Takeaway with Ant and Dec on ITV1 ANL-160321-154025001

Wannabe guests jumped off their sofas and headed down to Lynnsport on Saturday when Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway SofaWatch came to Lynn, writes Jess Howard.

King’s Lynn Town Reserves footballer Robert Palmer was at the Pelicans Hockey Club when the sports centre appeared on the show.

Ant & Decs Saturday Night Takeaway ANL-150225-165753001

Ant & Decs Saturday Night Takeaway ANL-150225-165753001

Teams were celebrating after the final game when they saw people milling around the athletics stadium.

After realising what was going on, it took the club less than 30 seconds to reach the tracks.

More than 60 people made it to the sofa, with hopefuls even arriving after the 8pm cut-off time.

“Other than being freezing cold people present were very excited,” said regular viewer Mr Palmer from King’s Reach.

“People were surprised that it was in King’s Lynn.”

Only one person from each family is allowed to participate, so Mr Palmer he braved the cold on behalf of his girlfriend, Amy Anderson, who plays for the ladies first XI at Pelicans.

Sadly, luck was not on Mr Palmer’s side, as it was Adam Banham who won the draw.

Viewers who reached the sofa were allocated a number, which was randomly selected on screen to determine who would win seats to next week’s studio recording.

Wolverine star Hugh Jackman also revealed on the popular ITV1 show that he had travelled to Lynn the previous weekend, after visiting his mother in West Norfolk.