Saturday Night Takeaway and Starstruck canceled in ITV’s sports program shakeup

Saturday Night Takeaway and Starstruck were removed from ITV schedules on Saturday March 19.

Ant and Dec’s popular show and new talent series has been canceled due to live coverage of Six Nations rugby.

Paul Sinha’s new TV show, Sinha’s TV Showdown, was also dropped from the schedule the same night to make way for sports.

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Six Nations Live will be shown on ITV on Saturday March 19 from 7.15pm to 10.30pm as England take on France.

It will follow Ireland v Scotland which kicks off at 4.45pm, with live coverage from 4pm.

On top of that, ITV’s daytime shows are also set to get a shake-up next week with Loose Women airing just once on Monday March 14 before it’s cancelled.

This is to make way for the Cheltenham Festival which will be broadcast from 12.50pm each day.

The major horse racing event will take place from Monday March 14 to Friday March 18 with Loose Women set to return to its usual slot on Monday March 21.

It has also been reported that the Dancing On Ice final has been postponed for a week so that ITV can make way for the FA Cup quarter-final

According to The Sun, DOI viewers will have to wait until Sunday, March 27 to find out who won this year’s series.

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Sara R. Cicero