Alison Hammond kissed Ant during Saturday Night Takeaway finale: 'Something overtook me!'

Alison Hammond kissed Ant McPartlin during the finale of 'Saturday Night Takeaway'.

The 49-year-old presenter was one of the many famous faces who made an appearance at the final episode of Ant and Dec's long-running ITV1 variety show on Saturday evening (13.04.24) and was so overcome with emotion that she decided to plant one on one half of the Geordie duo.

Speaking on ITV's Lorraine, she said: "I had such fun. It was so, so good.

"Something overtook me and I saw Ant and thought I just wanted to kiss him because I felt like they were going away forever and they're totally not going away forever! But I just wanted to kiss him and next thing I know I've left half my face on his face! I was just taking in the moment, it was so lovely."

Meanwhile, the 'This Morning' host has taken over from the late Paul O'Grady - who died in March 2023 at the age of 67 - as the presenter of 'For the Love Of Dogs' and admitted that she feels like the "luckiest girl in the world" to be able to document the goings on at the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home but will only get her own canine companion when the time is right for her;

She said: "I feel like the luckiest girl in the world. It was like therapy going in and seeing those dogs. It was just lovely. It's so so hard but what I've realised by doing the show is that you have to be responsible. Obviously, my life is so busy at the moment and I wanna be there for my dog. But what I've realised is that if I ever do have a dog, when I have a dog, I'm having it from Battersea. Why would you go to a breeder? Just go to Battersea, there's so many lovely dogs!"

"It's unbelievable how many dogs come in there, so many abandoned dogs and honestly, the team at Battersea are just wonderful. I think I've got a natural affinity for dogs. They really warm to me. And it's always been like that. I've never had a dog. Growing up, I always wanted one and I would go to friends' houses and [their dogs] always wanted to have a little bit of the Hammond!"