TV lovers were left scratching their heads after finding Saturday Night Takeaway was cancelled – and replaced by The Voice.
Although it’s been well advertised and reported in the press, it seems some viewers didn’t get the memo that this week’s Saturday Night Takeaway had been cancelled following recent developments in Ant McPartlin’s life.
Instead, ITV chose to air The Voice at 7pm, with Keith Lemon’s Through The Keyhole at 9pm – later followed by Fast and the Furious five.
Last week, the show’s reps confirmed that this evening’s episode of SNT was cancelled after Ant McPartlin was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving. He has since been charged.
His long-time TV partner Dec confirmed he’ll be presenting the next two installments of the show on his own, for the first time in their 30-year career.
Despite being given plenty of warning, some fans had seemingly misunderstood the announcement – and were under the impression SNT was still airing tonight, leaving them bitterly disappointed.
One tweeted: “Absolutely gutted that @itvtakeaway ain’t on tonight!!! #SaturdayNightTakeaway @antanddec.”
While another commented: “#antanddec A lot of people under the impression that #SaturdayNightTakeaway is still on tonight. IT’S NOT ON Tonight guys. Will be back next Saturday #ITVTakeaway.”
One fan was fuming that The Voice was on at the same time: “Oh gosh I can’t stand the voice and is on tonight for 2 bloody hours 🙁 @Team_AntandDec #SaturdayNightTakeaway bring back Dec…”
*Saturday Night Takeaway returns next Saturday at 7pm on ITV