Tipping Point fans fume at schedule shake-up as quiz delayed for racing coverage

Fans of the popular ITV quiz show Tipping Point were left fuming tonight (March 14) as the program was pushed back in an unexpected schedule shake-up.

Ben Shephard usually hosts Tipping Point from 4pm to 5pm on weekday afternoons and he has done this ever since the show first aired in 2012.

However, viewers were in uproar after the ITV racing had been scheduled until 4.30pm, meaning fans had to wait longer than usual to see the popular daytime TV presenter.

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The unscheduled move, which saw the show are at 4.30pm, was made to accommodate live racing on ITV, meaning the show would only air for 30 minutes instead of the full hour.

Moreover, when the episode was broadcast, viewers were even more disappointed when they discovered it was Tipping Point: The Best Ever Finals, featuring a selection of reruns.

Fans immediately took to social media to voice their frustrations, with many expressing their disappointment at the unexpected schedule change.

One fan even tweeted that they didn't know what they were going to do without their daily fix of the quiz show.

“Bloody horse racing taking tippingpoint off,” blasted one viewer, accompanying a gif of a man throwing an office desk upside down in fury.

"No #TippingPoint? #ITVRacing […] taking the p***!" a second fan groaned, as another echoed: “Outraged!!!!! Where is #tippingpoint ? I live for @benshephard talking about ‘riders’.”

Luckily for fans of The Chase, the programme had survived unscathed in its regular 5pm slot.

This latest disappointment comes on the heels of complaints from fans on Monday after the show aired yet another repeat episode.

One angry fan threatened to boycott the show, while others pleaded with ITV to “choose a format” after the repeat showed an episode featuring four players instead of the usual three.

The repeated broadcasts of Tipping Point have left many fans seething with anger at the lack of fresh instalments.

Despite the mix-up, some viewers were delighted to see a young-looking Ben, who has presented the show since its first-ever episode.

ITV synopsis for the new best bits episode reads: "Compilation of some of the most dramatic endgames from the arcade-themed quiz show hosted by Ben Shephard, in which the last contestant standing competes for a £10,000 jackpot."

The compilation shows give fans the chance to "relive some of the most dramatic end games in Tipping Point history, including agonising trades and jackpot counters teetering on the edge!"

Tipping Point is on weekdays at 4 pm on ITV and ITVX.

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