Burnley mum wins dream holiday on ‘Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway’

Leanne Burrows with husband Simon and children William and Alice who won a holiday to Australia on Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway
Leanne Burrows with husband Simon and children William and Alice who won a holiday to Australia on Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway

A GOB-SMACKED Burnley mum won the holiday of a lifetime after her prankster husband landed her on a top TV show.

Leanne Burrows, of Hartlands Close, planned to get one over on “world’s biggest practical joker” Simon after secretly applying for a spot on Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

But the mum-of-two was left speechless when she found herself centre stage on the hit ITV show with celebrity hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly.

The cheeky pair had arranged a double-cross with 40-year-old Simon, who was in on the joke, which saw TV celebrities larking about at her Burnley home on the show.

Mel Sykes and Gino D’Acampo were filmed making a lasagne with her kitchenware, Diarmuid Gavin helped himself to the couple’s hot tub with Simon and David Dickinson even had a cheeky look round her bedroom.

Leanne’s living room had been recreated exactly in the studio and Ant and Dec even arranged to fly some of her possessions over to Australia.

The Burnley Council IT manager was shocked to see her onesie and slippers with the cast of Neighbours and the show’s character Dr Karl Kennedy sporting her cheerleading outfit from the Sanderson Sugar Mamas in Nelson.

But the big finale saw Leanne win a seven-day family holiday to Australia along with Simon and their two children William (11) and Alice (8).

Leanne said: “It was a proper shock. Simon is the world’s biggest practical joker. I was sat there all smug thinking ‘I am going to get him here.’

“But it was the shock of my life when they came to me. I have never been lost for words like that.”

Simon said: “She had no idea at all. That shocked look is completely genuine. To see me in the hot tub and in the house with all the celebrities she had no idea any of it had happened.”

Simon, who works for Trevon Industrial Finishers in Colne, said it was a whirlwind two weeks organising the TV prank.

He said: “It was such a great experience. Ant and Dec were brilliant.”