Fans have been left dumbfounded after ITV chose to replace Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway with action thriller, Fast & Furious 5. It comes after Ant was arrested for drink-driving on Sunday, after he was involved in a three-vehicle collision. ITV announced that Takeaway will not be aired this weekend, but the irony of swapping it with a movie about high-speed driving was not lost on fans. Twitter users expressed their shock, with one writing: "So Ant gets caught drink driving and #ITV helps fill the void of #SaturdayNightTakeaway with Fast and Furious 5. Couldn't make this stuff up."
The future of Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway remains unknown. Earlier this week, ITV confirmed that the popular variety show will not be airing on 24 March. But there are more than 200 people who are scheduled to fly to Orlando for a live broadcast of the series finale, which is due to take place on 7 April. The crisis comes shortly after show host Ant McPartlin was arrested on Sunday, which subsequently led him to re-enter rehab. Saturday Night Takeaway will not air this weekend Fans have since taken to Twitter to question whether the trip at Universal Orlando