Saturday Night Takeaway fans fumed as Ant and Dec announced the show was canceled next week

Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway will be dropped from ITV’s schedule next week to make room for rugby coverage – but fans aren’t happy

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Saturday Night Takeaway: Ant and Dec announces show cancellation

Audiences of Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway went wild after the Geordie duo confirmed that the ITV show would be canceled next weekend.

Hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly are back for another Saturday night out and enjoying the hit ITV show.

Millions of fans have tuned in every weekend to see Ant and Dec in action, since the pair’s award-winning show returned last month.

When the Geordie duo opened the show’s first half, they announced that the Takeaway sequel would run for two weeks.

Ant told the studio audience: “You may have heard some of you won’t have a show next week because of rugby.”

Hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly return for another Saturday night fun



The schedule change was to make room for Six Nations Rugby live coverage, but fans took to Twitter to lament the decision.

One person wrote: “No airing next week!!” as another posted: “No Takeaway Saturday Night next week due to rugby! Waaaaaahhh” with a crying emoji.

Another social media user wrote: “NEW WEEK LEARNED?

A fellow Takeaway viewer wrote: “No show next week?! What?” as another tweeted: “No football Saturday night Takeaway coz – rather my Saturday night treat,” along with a string of crying emojis.

Millions of fans tuned in every weekend to watch Ant and Dec



Another wrote: “Sorry what? No show next weekend because of rugby ???”

Six Nations Live will air on ITV on Saturday, March 19 when England play France.

This happened when Stephen Mulhern’s doctor ordered him off school Saturday Night for the third week of running.

The 44-year-old TV presenter wrote on Twitter: “Hi everyone, Sorry for being quiet here lately and thanks for all your lovely messages.

The Takeaway sequel will take place in two weeks.



“I have had a period of rest and am resting as prescribed by the doctor. I’m working on repairs, I’m happy to say and look forward to getting back to work soon. During the measurement…

“I’m going to step up and watch Takeaway Saturday Night with you guys a lot. Please don’t miss me too much! Much love, Stephen. X”

Stephen made a brief appearance on the show’s premiere night on February 19 dressed as Donald Trump for the series’ opening.

Last week, fans were shocked when the humorous man disappeared from our screens, with many taking to Twitter to question his whereabouts.

One wrote: “Where is Stephen he hasn’t been on the show for the past two weeks??

As well as starring in Saturday Night Takeaway, Stephen joined for Philip Schofield, who shot to fame with Covid on Dancing on Ice earlier this year, to the delight of skating competition fans.

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