Earlier this week, Russia invaded the Eastern European country, shocking people across the globe.
The tragic events have been dominating the news ever since — something which was noted during a quiz segment focused on the news on this evening’s programme.
Each week on Saturday Night Takeaway, a contestant is asked questions about what’s been covered in the news in previous days for a chance to win a prize but, due to the nature of the harrowing reports about the Ukraine, Ant and Dec informed the audience and viewers that there wouldn’t be any questions about the invasion.
“All the questions are taken from this week’s news,” Ant explained.
Dec continued: “And now obviously the news this week’s been dominated by the terrible events in Ukraine so all of our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by the situation over there.”
“Absolutely,” Ant continued. “So, of course, there won’t be any questions on that subject.”
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The royals wrote: “In October 2020 we had the privilege to meet President Zelenskyy and the First Lady to learn of their hope and optimism for Ukraine’s future.
“Today we stand with the President and all of Ukraine’s people as they bravely fight for that future. W & C.”
Meanwhile, This Morning presenter Holly Willoughby posted a picture of troops in a tank and admitted she was struggling to explain the situation to her children.
She wrote: “How do I explain this to my children…I was asked questions last night I didn’t have the answers for…” and added a broken heart emoji.
Peter Andre expressed similar concerns about his children.
“I worry for our children, never envisaged bringing them up in such worrying times. I worry for their future,” the dad-of-four said.
Hollywood actor Sean Penn also wrote: “Already a brutal mistake of lives taken and hearts broken, and if he doesn’t relent, I believe Mr. Putin will have made a most horrible mistake for all of humankind.
“President Zelensky and the Ukrainian people have risen as historic symbols of courage and principle.”
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