Helen Skelton takes her kids to see ITV's Ninja Warrior UK

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Presenter Charlene White’s coverage of the Royal Family’s return to Buckingham Palace following the death of the Queen on Thursday caused some minor changes to ITV’s UK schedule. However, the channel’s usual proceedings weren’t shaken up for long, and viewers were rather baffled when the new season of Ninja Warrior UK kicked off as planned.

Viewers have slammed the ITV schedule on Saturday as coverage of Her Majesty the Queen’s death was interrupted by a popular game show.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Prince William and Kate Middleton’s visit to Buckingham Palace was followed up by Ninja Warrior UK in what some viewers felt was a bizarre move from ITV.

In the new series, Race for Glory, hosts Ben Shephard, Chris Kamara and Rochelle Humes are on the hunt for two new ninja champions.

However, audiences were unimpressed that the series clashed with important coverage of the scenes on the Mall.

Twitter user @d5_rss complained: “I cannot believe ITV are dishing up Ninja Warrior & the Masked Dancer whilst the country is officially in mourning…

“There’s moving on and there’s moving on. Trash TV is inappropriate.”

@BadSanta6996 said simply: “WTF. Change it back ITV. #NinjaWarrior.”

While Daniel Clay joked: Since the passing of Her Majesty, @ITV have broadcast 48 hours of excellent coverage of The Queen’s life and legacy.

“How fitting then that their first programme after this coverage is #NinjaWarrior and no doubt one of the Monarch’s favourites.”


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