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  • 01/01/2023

Why Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway and Dancing On Ice final not on TV this weekend

Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway and the Dancing on Ice final have been pulled from ITV's schedule this week.

The two popular shows will not be shown at all this weekend and have been replaced by sporting events, reports Hull Live.

Saturday night's usual schedule has been fully scrapped for the Six Nations Championship, which will be broadcast live between 7.15pm and 10.30pm. It means ITV's popular talent panel show, Starstruck, has also been cancelled this weekend.

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The Saturday night schedule will return to normal next week.

Why Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway and Dancing On Ice final not on TV this weekend

Meanwhile, the Dancing on Ice Final, originally set for Sunday, will also not be shown this week due to an FA Cup game between Nottingham Forest and Livepool. The sixth round tie will air between 5.15pm and 8.15pm.

The Dancing on Ice finalists, Brendan Cole, Kimberly Wyatt and Regan Gascoigne, will instead take each other on next Sunday (March 27).

This year's Dancing on Ice has faced numerous issues brought on by Covid-19 and both hosts, Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, have been forced to miss shows after catching the virus.

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