ANT McPartlin fought back tears after surprising a teacher on Saturday Night Takeaway.
Ant McPartlin fought back tears on tonight’s Saturday Night Takeaway
Cath has been a teacher for 34 years and goes above and beyond for her pupils.
The duo set up ‘Operation Thank you Miss’, roping in former pupils from across her career to surprise her.
This included sending her flowers on her last first day of school in September, having her supermarket shopping paid for and decorating her classroom.
Then at Christmas, former pupils decorated the school hall and Jason Manford was disguised as Santa Claus to sing with an unsuspecting Cath.
The show returned for a new series tonight and the duo surprised a retiring teacher
Teacher Cath couldn’t believe the duo had been behind all the surprises over the last few months
Former pupils decorated her school room as one surprise
She also received flowers on her last first day of school
Back in the studio, Cath couldn’t believe what her former pupils had been up to and that she had met one of her favourite celebrities.
Ant and Dec then revealed that their final surprise was a new static home, something Cath had been saving for years to buy.
The teacher was overcome with emotion and it looked like Ant was too, as his bottom lip trembled and his eyes looked watery.
His emotional reaction didn’t go unnoticed by viewers at home either, with one writing on Twitter: “bless Ant getting totes emosh. Bottom lip quivver there. Must’ve been so hard to not jump over and hug Mrs Crawley.”
Ant and Dec gifted Cath her dream static home
Viewers noticed how emotional Ant seemed
Another tweeted: “Ant looking like he was trying not to well up in that #ThankYouMiss surprise on @itvtakeaway!”
A third added: “Ant nearly burst into tears just then! #SaturdayNightTakeaway #takeaway.”
Later in the show, Ant was almost crying with laughter after Stephen Mulhern hosted Ant vs Dec in a pair of tight gold shorts.
The laughs kept on coming as viewers were also in hysterics and Jamie and Harry Redknapp as they took part in I’m a Celebrity Get Out of Me Ear.