TV duo Ant and Dec are hosting a special episode of ITV’s Saturday Night Takeaway live from the top deck of P&O Cruises Britannia in Barcelona this Saturday, marking the start of an important two weeks for P&O Cruises, according to a statement. 

Filmed in front of a live audience of passengers, Ant & Dec will be going overboard with celebrity guests, stunts, incredible performances, and competitions, with plenty of surprises along the way; it looks set to be a memorable show.

Britannia will then star in Battlechefs the first ever celebrity-led cookery contest set at sea, which airs on UKTV’s W weekdays at 7pm from Monday April 4, 2016. The celebs, including Blur musician Alex James, actor Keith Duffy, and comedian Jenny Eclair, take it in turns to command the ship’s cookery club kitchen before being judged by the infamous restaurateur, Marco Pierre White.

April 4 also sees P&O Cruises 2017/18 holiday program go on general sale.

P&O Cruises senior vice president of sales and marketing, Paul Ludlow said: “We are very proud to be part of two brilliant TV shows this month. The start of April looks set to be an excellent time for raising awareness of the brand to a new to cruise audience as well as our existing and loyal guests. We are leading the way in the cruise industry to showcase the benefits this type of holiday can offer newcomers, which include visiting an array of destinations in one trip and showing the range of facilities a state-of-the-art ship has to offer guests.

“It’s exciting that we are also combining the launch of our 2017 itineraries with the 2018 world and exotic cruise collection for the first time to offer our new and most varied programme yet. This collection provides more choice, with more destinations and new itineraries, which will appeal to past guests, cruisers and newcomers to cruising - there is a holiday for everyone.”