Stephen Mulhern has decided not to do pantomime this year.

Stephen Mulhern

Stephen Mulhern

The 'Britain's Got More Talent' host - who has performed in numerous shows over the years - has revealed he won't be taking part in a stage production over the festive period because he wants to spend some time with his family - having missed out on Christmas previously due to performances and rehearsals.

Taking to his Twitter account, he said: "Lots of people asking me where I'm doing Panto this year, I've decided I'm not doing it at all. I'm going to take a year off. Will be a lovely change having time with my family & getting to watch friends perform in shows I would never normally get to see! Cannot wait x (sic)."

His decision to take a break comes less than a year after ITV reportedly decided to axe his show 'Just Go For It' after just one series because they wanted to experiment with different formats for the coveted early-evening Saturday night slot.

A source said at the time: "Stephen did a brilliant job hosting an everyone at ITV was really pleased. The show had real warmth and was great fun.

"Stephen has lots of other ITV projects coming up."

Go For It' - which invited members of the public to share their party tricks in a bid to earn £1,000 - was on the air between August and November 2016, attracting an average TV audience of 2.7 million people.

Stephen - who also presents 'Catchphrase' and has featured on 'Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway' - admitted to being kicked in the face when a stunt went wrong on the challenge show.

The TV presenter was left with a bruised cheek after a contestant attempted to kick a rugby ball off his head but missed and ended up hitting him just below the eye.

He shared: "We had this girl on - she's a karate expert and she kicked 30 American footballs off 30 footballers' heads.

"I didn't believe she'd do it and made the mistake of saying to the crew that I'd let her kick a ball off my head if she did.

"When she won, I had to put a helmet on and she actually kicked my face. It really hurt. The whole right-hand side was all red, because she kicked so hard and fast."