I’M A Celebrity fans were furious tonight as the show was postponed because of football.
It comes after a night of canceled shows and delays at ITV because of the World Cup.
In a shake up of ITV’s usual schedule, the soaps were also bitten to make way for the USA v Wales game.
At the end of yesterday’s episode of I’m A Celebrity, Ant and Dec announced the change of plans to fans.
The Geordie duo said the show will start at 9:15 p.m. – right after coverage of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
But the show was actually delayed further as football overran its allotted time.
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Fans weren’t happy about the disruption, venting on Twitter with one phrase: “So we started the show 20 minutes late because of football and we’re starting to… talk about football? #ImACeleb.”
While another said: “If there’s still people talking about people kicking a ball around instead of #ImACeleb on ITV1.”
He raged: “If it’s 21:14 and ITV is still showing World Cup coverage after the game, like if #ImACeleb doesn’t start in 1 minute #ImACelebrity
Meanwhile, this wasn’t the first time ITV viewers have complained about the television tonight.
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Emmerdale and Corrie fans are furious that both soap operas have been cancelled.
One vented: “Damn football! The soaps are always the first to be moved!”
While another said: “Why are soaps moving around there for good reason because of football? #eastenders #emmerdale #Corrie.”
This soap fan wasn’t happy: “The World Cup will ruin the live tweeting of #Emmerdale and #Corrie. Some have already seen this week’s episodes.”
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With the soaps being buffed tonight, there will be an hour-long Emmerdale tomorrow from 7pm to catch up on the missed episode.
This will be followed by another hour-long episode on Wednesday from 7pm, followed by Coronation Street as usual at 8pm for the first episode of the week.
Thursday at 7 p.m. there will be another hour of Emmerdale.
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In another change, Corrie will then air immediately afterwards at 8 p.m. with an hour-long episode, the week’s finale.
Neither soap will air on Friday night when England take on the USA in the World Cup.
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