Loose Women fans have hit out at ITV’s “weird” decision to cancel the show on International Women’s Day.
The popular daytime programme has been shifted to allow coverage of the Government’s Budget announcement.
Morning!! We're NOT on TV today because of the budget. But we will be back tomorrow! 😘 pic.twitter.com/CkdXP7eXEu— Loose Women (@loosewomen) March 8, 2017
Fans noted on Twitter the show was being moved on the day marked to celebrate women.
International women's day and they take @loosewomen off bit weird init?— Mark Hugh-Williams (@MarkWilliams_22) March 8, 2017
It's #InternationalWomensDay and Loose Women isn't on :(— Stephen Leng (@steveleng) March 8, 2017
I am certainly not happy about this at all. @loosewomen cancelled because of the bloody budget as well as being on International Women's Day https://t.co/24ExaeAUv4— Louisa Thomas (@louisa1976) March 8, 2017
Louisa Thomas said in a post on the site that she was “certainly not happy” about the Budget taking priority.
I'd rather watch @loosewomen than the budget. :(— Natalie ❤️ (@boydie123) March 7, 2017
But another fan said the show being cancelled was “not an outrage”, adding: “Women not having access to sanitary products is. Priorities.”
Host Ruth Langsford announced the news to groans from the audience on Tuesday’s programme.
She said: “Just to remind you we’re not here tomorrow because of an ITV News Budget special.
“I’m sorry, but the good news is we are back on Thursday and Gok Wan will be here.”