Fans of the popular show hosted by the lovable Geordie duo were left disappointed when a popular segment didn’t air on Saturday, which received complaints last week.
Saturday Night Takeaway fans were shocked when a segment of the show was dropped from the most recent episode after a previous complaint.
The popular segment, Ring My Bell, which saw the dogs end up in a frenzy, saw Ant and Dec broadcast live to members of the studio audience’s homes through their Ring doorbells.
If their neighbor is watching the show at home, they have the difficult task of running to their neighbor’s house and saying “ring my doorbell” to the camera.
Ant and Dec give them 45 seconds to get to the right house for a chance to win £500 for both themselves and the studio audience.
But dog owners watching at home were quick to complain that the doorbell on the TV was driving their beloved pets crazy.
Because of the complaints, the Geordie duo was forced to issue an apology to dog owners across the country. They took to Twitter and said: “Sorry UK dog owners for tonight’s ‘Ring My Bell’ segment.”
One fan replied: “Oh my gosh, I was demoralized! I had to keep opening the front door to show them that no one was there!”
Another wrote: “My dog and cat recognize the doorbell, so Saturday night on your show is fun and our indoor game.”
While a third said: “My 4-month-old puppy was so excited. Then finally frustrated!”
But sweet fourth addition: “There’s nothing to apologize for. It’s that little bit of humor we all need in times like these.”
Although the segment caused havoc in a number of homes up and down in the UK, most viewers were saddened that the segment was dropped in the most recent episode to air.
One viewer on Twitter said: “Ringing the bell my bell is back! Loved that last week”.
A second said: “Where’s Ring my Bell ???? I want it back? #SaturdayNightTakeaway.”
While another tweeted: “@antanddec didn’t ring my bell tonight? People who whine about the godly barking forbid anyone actually knocking. Unless they don’t have friends.”
The return of Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway has been a definite hit with viewers – especially after their first show back on February 19.
To mark the show’s return to screens, Ant and Dec entered a drag race with three winners from RuPaul’s Drag Race UK – The Vivienne, Lawrence Chaney and Krystal Versace.
Dubbed Madame Antoinette and Miss Donna Lee for the End Of The Show, the pair donned high heels, wigs and sparkly dresses as they let loose and danced on stage with expert drag queens Karma.
Many viewers couldn’t get enough of the dazzling performance, but watchdog Ofcom recorded 59 complaints from viewers having problems with the scenes out of a total of 71 protests throughout the show.
Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway airs every Saturday on ITV at 7pm.
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