The Masked Dancer and The Voice UK to be delayed as ITV changes Saturday night schedule

Shake up: The Masked Dancer is to be delayed on Saturday as ITV pushes back the shows to make way for an ITV news special on the Queen (The Masked Dancer host Joel Dommett pictured with contestant on the show)

The Masked Dancer and The Voice UK to be delayed as ITV changes Saturday night schedule to make way for news special after the Queen’s death

  • The Masked Dancer and The Voice UK are to be delayed on Saturday as ITV pushes back the shows to make way for an ITV news special on the Queen 
  • After the death of Queen Elizabeth II at Balmoral Castle in Scotland last Thursday, all major television broadcasters have made changes to their regular programming, and ITV is switching the schedule up tomorrow 
  • The late monarch’s state funeral is set to take place in London on Monday 
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The Masked Dancer and The Voice UK are to be delayed on Saturday as ITV pushes back the shows to make way for an ITV news special on the Queen.

After the death of Queen Elizabeth II at Balmoral Castle in Scotland last Thursday, all major television broadcasters have made changes to their regular programming, and ITV is switching the schedule up tomorrow.

Amongst the changes, The Masked Dancer will now start at 7pm while The Voice UK will begin at 8.30pm.

Shake up: The Masked Dancer is to be delayed on Saturday as ITV pushes back the shows to make way for an ITV news special on the Queen (The Masked Dancer host Joel Dommett pictured with contestant on the show)

Who Wants To Be A MIllionaire? will start at 10pm, with the quiz show being followed by ITV News at 10.55pm. EFL Highlights will start at 11.20pm.

Earlier in the day, James Martin’s Saturday Morning will start at 9.25am and John and Lisa’s Weekend Kitchen will follow on after at 11.35pm.

James Martin’s Great British Adventure will air at 12.35pm and Gino’s Italy: Like Mamma Used To Make will be shown at 1.10pm.

All change: Amongst the changes, The Voice UK will begin at 8.30pm (Tom Jones pictured on show)

All change: Amongst the changes, The Voice UK will begin at 8.30pm (Anne-Marie pictured on show)

All change: Amongst the changes, The Voice UK will begin at 8.30pm (judges Tom Jones (left) and Anne-Marie (right) pictured on show)

ITV News will then air at 1.35pm, with Ainsley’s Caribbean Kitchen following at 1.45pm.

Simply Raymond Blanc will be screened at 2.20pm and Dickinson’s Real Deal Winners will air at 2.50pm.

Meanwhile, Tipping Point: Best Ever Finals will air at 3.15pm.

On air: Who Wants To Be A MIllionaire? will start at 10pm, with the quiz show being followed by ITV News at 10.55pm (Jeremy Clarkson pictured on Who Wants To Be A MIllionaire?)

On air: Who Wants To Be A MIllionaire? will start at 10pm, with the quiz show being followed by ITV News at 10.55pm (Jeremy Clarkson pictured on Who Wants To Be A MIllionaire?)

Last week, a spokesperson for the broadcaster said: ‘ITV’s main channel will continue to make changes to its schedule to broadcast the important state events of the coming days culminating in the historic state funeral with extensive and dedicated news coverage from our news teams.’  

The United Kingdom was placed in a period of mourning on Thursday 8 September after Buckingham Palace announced the Queen’s passing.

People have since travelled to royal residences around the UK to leave flowers and cards as tributes.  

Farewell: The country's longest-reigning royal, Queen Elizabeth II, died 'peacefully', aged 96, at Balmoral in Scotland last Thursday

Farewell: The country’s longest-reigning royal, Queen Elizabeth II, died ‘peacefully’, aged 96, at Balmoral in Scotland last Thursday

On Tuesday evening, the Queen’s coffin flew to London where she was taken to Westminster Hall to lie in state.

The Queen’s coffin previously arrived at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh before travelling south.

For four days members of the public will be able to queue up and pay their respects to Her Majesty, before her funeral takes place on Monday.

Members of the public have queued for up to 12 hours to pay their respects to the late monarch.

Sombre: The Good Morning Britain Host, 51, took to Twitter to announce that she and her mother Sue paid their respects to the late monarch as she lay in state

Sombre: The Good Morning Britain Host, 51, took to Twitter to announce that she and her mother Sue paid their respects to the late monarch as she lay in state

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