Declan Donnelly to present Britain's Got Talent without Ant McPartlin

Declan Donnelly will present Britain's Got Talent without Ant McPartlin for the first time on Monday night.

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The TV duo appeared together in the audition episodes as they were recorded before McPartlin stepped back from his presenting commitments when he was charged with drink-driving earlier this year.

He was banned from the road for 20 months and fined £86,000 after pleading guilty to driving while more than twice the legal limit.

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McPartlin, 42, also missed the final two episodes of his and Donnelly's Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway.

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While Donnelly presented the final two episodes of Saturday Night Takeaway alone, Monday's first semi-final will be his solo debut on Britain's Got Talent.

The duo have fronted BGT since its inception in 2007 and have a golden buzzer option on the show which allows them to send an act directly to the competition's live semi-final.

The semi-finals will take place at the Hammersmith Apollo throughout next week before Sunday night's grand final.