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Saturday Night Takeaway has been moved out of its usual time slot in a schedule shake-up to make way for the Six Nations Rugby.

The ITV entertainment show, fronted by Ant and Dec, will now air at the later time of 7.15pm as the channel accommodates two rugby matches on Saturday. 

The sporting events lined up for the day include France v Wales, which kicks off at 1.55pm, while Ireland v England airs at 4.30pm.

As a result, fans tuning in for Saturday Night Takeaway at its usual time of 7pm will have to wait until it begins 15 minutes later, with the episode wrapping up at 8.45pm. 

This also means the rest of the ITV schedule will be slightly altered too, with Starstruck starting at 8.45pm, while The Jonathan Ross Show is on at 9.55pm. 

Change of plan: Saturday Night Takeaway has been moved out of its usual time slot in a schedule shake-up to make way for the Six Nations Rugby

Rugby: The sporting events lined up for the day include France v Wales, which kicks off at 1.55pm, while Ireland v England airs at 4.30pm (Ireland's Jonathan Sexton pictured)

Rugby: The sporting events lined up for the day include France v Wales, which kicks off at 1.55pm, while Ireland v England airs at 4.30pm (Ireland’s Jonathan Sexton pictured)

But Saturday Night Takeaway will be no less jam-packed with entertainment, with actress Toni Colette revealed as the guest announcer.

Joe Wicks will be the star taking part in this week’s Get Out Of Me Ear hidden camera segment.

While Scissor Sisters singer Jake Shears will be performing in the End of the Show Show.

Last week, the show came under fire with some viewers accusing the show of ‘staging’ a segment during the episode. 

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Presenters Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, both 47, introduced a new segment during which members of the audience and public get asked ‘surprise’ questions from their friends and family.

Labelled ‘QuestionCam’, the section is intended to be a ‘feel good’ element of the show. 

But the latest show quickly left viewers questioning how authentic it was, with some branding it ‘fake’. 

On the recent episode, it began with an employee being offered a promotion and then a child being gifted a brand new puppy. 

Schedule change: The ITV entertainment show, fronted by Ant and Dec, will now air at the later time of 7.15pm as the channel accommodates two rugby matches on Saturday

Mixing it up: Fans tuning in for Saturday Night Takeaway at its usual time of 7pm will have to wait until it begins 15 minutes later, with the episode wrapping up at 8.45pm

Mixing it up: Fans tuning in for Saturday Night Takeaway at its usual time of 7pm will have to wait until it begins 15 minutes later, with the episode wrapping up at 8.45pm

But one question that left fans suspicious was when member from the audience Nick was brought on stage with his step-daughter Rihanna.

Ant and Dec told Nick that Rihanna had a question she’d wanted to ask for a long time. 

She told him: ‘Nick, as you know, because my father passed away before I was born I have never had a father figure before and a dad to look up to in my life.

‘I already see you as my dad and you make me feel complete, that’s why I’ve brought you here tonight to ask you to take this massive step forward with you.’ 

Ant and Dec then enlisted the help of Nick’s favourite football team, the studio audience and his family at home to ask the question.

Emotional: Presenters Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly , both 47, introduced a new segment during which members of the audience and public get asked 'surprise' questions from their friends and family

Emotional: Presenters Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly , both 47, introduced a new segment during which members of the audience and public get asked ‘surprise’ questions from their friends and family

She then asked: ‘Will you adopt me?’ 

Wiping away tears, Nick answered: ‘Course I will.’ 

The duo then shared a warm embrace as Ant described it as a ‘very beautiful moment’.

Nick said: ‘It means everything, she’s an absolute diamond. I couldn’t have asked for a better daughter, it’s priceless.’

Sweet: One question that left fans suspicious was when member from the audience Nick was brought on stage with his step-daughter Rihanna

Sweet: One question that left fans suspicious was when member from the audience Nick was brought on stage with his step-daughter Rihanna

Big show: Ant and Dec then enlisted the help of Nick's favourite football team, the studio audience and his family at home to ask the question

Big show: Ant and Dec then enlisted the help of Nick’s favourite football team, the studio audience and his family at home to ask the question

Uncertain: But viewers at home couldn't help but question whether or not what they'd seen was real

Uncertain: But viewers at home couldn’t help but question whether or not what they’d seen was real

But viewers at home couldn’t help but question whether or not what they’d seen was actually authentic. 

One said: ‘Why is he tearing up before anything has been said? It’s like he knew it was coming.’

Another added: ‘Nick definitely knows what is going to happen.’

A third fan tweeted: ‘How fake can you get…. #saturdaynighttakeaway.’  

‘This show is so fake. People in audience know they are going to be chosen for the phone game and the people they face time also know. Thought you were better than this #SaturdayNightTakeaway’, another added.

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