Fans have backed Dec to host Britain's Got Talent and I'm A Celeb without his sidekick Ant - after he successfully presented Saturday Night Takeaway on his own.
The emotional 42-year-old was clearly nervous as he took to the stage tonight without his best friend of 29 years.
But by the end of the show, viewers and celebrities praised his efforts - and said he should go ahead with the Geordie duo's hit shows alone.
One fan said: "No matter what you think about the whole situation, there is no denying that Dec did a brilliant job and handled it all very well.
"If he's doing BGT himself he'll be fine.
"God forbid he'll have to but he can indeed go solo if he needs to."
Another said: "If ANt isn't out of rehab by the time of the BGT live shows, Dec should present them solo.
"Simon would be foolish not to let Dec host BGT solo if Ant isn't back by then."
Someone else added: "If tonight's episode proves anything, it's that Dec is more than capable to take care of BGT solo."
Dec didn't mention his co-presenter's absence directly this evening, but thanked viewers for "all of their support" at the end of the show.
no matter what you think about the whole situation, there is no denying that Dec did a brilliant job and handled it all very well. if he's doing BGT himself he'll be fine! god forbid he'll have too but he can indeed go Solo if he needs too. #DeclanDonnelly #SaturdayNightTakeaway— Steven Rankin (@stevenrankin) March 31, 2018