Game shows are a regular part of some viewers’ day, and you don’t want to bother with this program. Case and point, fans of a beloved game show were thrown into a tantrum when a recent episode was abruptly pulled. UK game show viewers Countdown took to social media to express their disappointment when the scheduled Friday, December 3 episode was abruptly canceled. Instead, the network replaced it with an episode of Find it, fix it, whip it, another Channel 4 series starring Henry Cole and Simon O’Brien.
Countdown, which was the first program to air on Channel 4, is hosted by Anne Robinson, Susie Dent and Rachel Riley. The show sees two contestants compete in three types of games – ten letter rounds, four number rounds and the buzzer round – in which they must solve a series of number and word puzzles for the chance to win. progress in the competition. The show usually airs on Channel 4 weekdays at 2:10 p.m. local time. However, when 2:10 p.m. arrived on Friday, December 3, a narrator announced, “Now in a list change, it’s Find it, fix it, whip it“, Express reported.
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The announcement seemed to irritate more than one Countdown viewers, some of whom even took to social media. Reacting to the sudden change of schedule, a Countdown fan request, “uh where is [Countdown] please [Channel 4].” Someone else interrogates, “[Channel 4] why didn’t you put [Countdown] to? The TV just said ‘in a change from the current listings’ which don’t say where today’s episode went…” A third person tweeted, “[Channel 4] I would like to know where is today’s edition of Countdown disappeared as it was expected on every current TV guide. Instead, we ended up with Find It, Fix It, Flog It….[angry about that].”
Amid the flurry of tweets, Channel 4 ended up issued a statement via Twitter addressing the schedule change and the decision not to air an episode of Countdown. Channel 4 explained: “We have experienced temporary technical issues with the new operating process which was put in place following the outage. We are working to remedy this as soon as possible, but can confirm that the peak schedule is n is not affected.”
On Friday, De. #3 marked just the latest instance of a network upsetting viewers with an abrupt schedule change. In October, ITV angered fans on a UK morning show This morning, which usually airs until 12:30 p.m., ended at 12:15 p.m. and the daily episode of loose women has been cancelled. The schedule change was due to Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s unveiling of the 2021 Autumn Budget in the House of Commons that afternoon. The ad aired locally, which resulted in some interruptions to regular television programming.