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Viewers fume as Channel 4 goes down for with message ‘programmes continue shortly’

Viewers fume as Channel 4 goes down for ‘five minutes’ with a message saying ‘Programmes continue shortly’ ahead of Kirstie and Phil’s Love It Or List It

  • Channel 4 viewers say the channel was struck with technical difficulties tonight
  • Viewers saw a holding message ahead of Kirstie and Phil’s Love or List It at 8pm
  • Twitter users took to social media to share  frustration at the ‘five minute’ wait 


Channel 4 viewers were left fuming this evening as the broadcaster was hit with technical difficulties.

A message popped up on viewers screens saying ‘Programmes continue shortly’ as viewers awaited Kirstie and Phil’s Love It Or List It at 8pm.

Viewers took to Twitter to share their frustration, with one saying the channel was down for more than ‘five minutes’. 

Meanwhile others joked that they were pleased Channel 4 had ‘ditched the adverts’. 

Channel 4 viewers were left fuming this evening as the broadcaster was hit with technical difficulties 

Viewers fume as Channel 4 goes down for with message 'programmes continue shortly'

Viewers fume as Channel 4 goes down for with message 'programmes continue shortly'

Viewers fume as Channel 4 goes down for with message 'programmes continue shortly'

One tweeted: ‘Channel4 has been off air for a full 5 minutes. Gremlins have struck.’

Another added: ‘They’ve even cut off voiceover man. Things are going well. Channel 4’.

One Twitter user said: ‘I have seen some technical difficulties on Channel 4 before, but never to this scale.’ 

However, others took a more light-hearted approach, with one Twitter user joking: ‘Have Channel 4 not paid their electricity bill?’.

And another said they were pleased to see Channel 4 without adverts, saying: ‘Channel 4 without adverts, yes please!’. 

It is not clear why the channel went off air. MailOnline has contacted the channel for a comment.

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