BRITAIN’S Got Talent has been delayed after a marathon FA Cup final sparked chaos in the schedules.
The show had been due to start at 8pm but the game massively over-ran and the channel continued airing reaction from Wembley.
Liverpool and Chelsea went to the wire with extra time followed by a nail-biting penalty shootout.
The extra-long FA Cup action meant the ITV News did not start at 7.30pm as planned and in the end was scrapped entirely.
ITV were forced to abandon the ad break between the football and BGT – in which they had planned to air the new Love Island ad.
In the end, plans from quick-thinking TV bosses meant the show – one of the channel’s biggest performers – made it on air just under five minutes late.
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One viewer tweeted: “Worst thing about having a football match before a show, is that it will always run over – why don’t they just add a couple extra minutes to the thing?”
Another was more blunt, writing: “F*** THE FA CUP I WANT BGT :(((.”
Meanwhile, over on BBC1 – which was also showing the FA Cup final, a special Eurovision episode of Pointless Celebrities had to be scrapped.
However, the channel did cut away from their football coverage so Eurovision – which unlike BGT is live – could start on time.
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ITV’s early-evening schedule had already been handed over to FA Cup football today – meaning some big shows getting knocked off air.
Stephen Mulhern gameshow In For A Penny is usually on at 6pm but had to take a break.
Likewise, Oti Mabuse‘s dating/singing show Romeo And Duet wasn’t on at 7pm this week.