Ant McPartlin and Dec Donnelly were forced to restart a competition segment on Saturday Night Takeaway tonight, after a technical error meant the person at home was given the wrong list in the Read My Lips segment
Ant McPartlin and Dec Donnelly were forced to restart a segment on Saturday Night Takeaway after a huge blunder.
The pair were presenting the Read My Lips segment on the ITV show, with guest announcer and Line Of Duty star Anna Maxwell Martin tasked with reading people’s lips. The category for this week was British television shows but in a big technical error, one woman was given the wrong list for Anna to guess from.
Anna had successfully secured the first two guests a Takeaway Getaway, but when it came to the last guest, things went horribly wrong as Anna tried to guess the possible TV shows.
Rather than read the names of TV shows, the lady started trying to mouth the words nachos and biryani – as it then transpired that she had been given the wrong list and not a television show one.
The whole thing had fans at home and those in the studio in hysterics as they joked about the non-existent TV shows called ‘Nachos’ and ‘Biryani’, calling them a “good watch”.
Ant and Dec shouted loudly to stop the game after realizing the mistake but Anna couldn’t hear because she had her earphones on and there was a delay on the live video call from the guest.
Taking to Twitter, fans of the ITV show found the whole thing hilarious.
“Has the lady from Newton Abbot just been reading her shopping list by mistake? #SaturdayNightTakeaway, “one questioned, as another added:” NACHOS. BIRYANI what the f *** was happening there #SaturdayNightTakeaway. ”
“Why has she randomly gone from food to tv shows #saturdaynighttakeaway“another pointed out, with a second viewer writing alongside a laughing emoji:” That well known British TV series … ‘Nachos’. #SaturdayNightTakeaway. ”
Later on, there was another slip up as during the Happiest Minute of the Week segment the wrong family was shown.
Viewers – and the family themselves – were puzzled as they were shown on the screen but they didn’t hear their names being said. However, it was later revealed that the first family shown did win a Takeaway Getaway too.