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Walk the Line slammed over ITV schedule shake-up: Where the hell is Coronation Street?

Walk The Line: Maya Jama launches new talent show

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The second instalment of Walk The Line was broadcast with Maya Jama hosting Simon Cowell’s new talent show. But as Ella Rothwell tried to continue her reign as champion, viewers were disappointed to see ITV had changed the schedule so only one episode of Coronation Street aired. Many took to Twitter to share their grievances and demanded the schedule return to normal.

Coronation Street usually airs a double bill at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on a Monday night.

However, as Walk the Line was put in the 8pm slot, it meant the second instalment of the soap wasn’t broadcast.

Taking to Twitter to complain, Carol posted: “I can’t believe that we’re getting no second #Corrie tonight, it’s on tomorrow at 7.30pm. But that pushes #EastEnders up to 8.15pm.

“Then it’s the same on Wednesday, half measure. Back on again Thursday 7.30pm pushing #EastEnders to 8.35pm. Liberty! #CoronationStreet #WalkTheLine.”

Arshia Riaz asked: “Hello where is #Corrie ??? watching a load of people being nicey nicey #WalkTheLine there is no Simon cowell either. This is strange kind of show why is it on every night ???” (sic)

Jacques continued: “Who gave ITV permission to air #Corrie once a night this week to make way for some absolutely s**t singing show with average talent and boring judges? #WalkTheLine.”

Amy Whitehead insisted: “I would rather have the extra episode of @itvcorrie than #WalkTheLine! #boring #corrie.”

@ScooterRiderFMX posted: “ Because of that shit talent show #WalkTheLine @ITV have only ONE episode of @itvcorrie tonight.

“Yes it’s on every night this week #Corrie that is, that is not the point #WalkTheLine is like a #Karaoke contest gone wrong.”

Walk The Line is the latest talent show from Simon Cowell after The X Factor was cancelled a few years ago.

Contestants take to the stage in the hope of impressing judges Gary Barlow, Dawn French, Craig David and Alesha Dixon, as well as the audience.

If the audience likes an act, they can make them champion. The contestant is then given a choice of taking home a cash prize or gambling and trying to win more money the next evening.

Ella was the champion on Sunday evening and returned to the stage on Monday night to defend her title.

The contestant managed to stay in the competition, but Alesha was certain Darby could take her place.

Before the latest episode, she said: “There is an act called Darby who has blown me away.

“When he first sang I turned to Craig and said, ‘I think he can win this whole thing.’ He’s that good.

“He sings a Shirley Bassey song when he first appears and is a real powerhouse.

“He reminds me a little bit of Rag’n’Bone Man, that kind of vibe. He is effortless. He has so much power in what he is doing.”

Unfortunately, it was Ella’s original song which kept her in the competition while Darby was booted out.

Walk the Line continues Tuesday on ITV at 9pm.

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