ITV in major schedule shake-up as three main shows scrapped before Eurovision

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  • ITV fans can expect a major change to their Saturday night schedule as several shows have been pulled from the channel.

    The broadcaster has scrapped Stephen Mulhern fronted show In For a Penny and gameshow The 1% Club, hosted by comedian Lee Mack.

    Britain's Got Talent, which typically airs at 8pm, has also been dropped from the schedule and pushed back to Sunday (May 14) at 7:40pm.

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    ITV will instead air Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom at 8pm to prevent their mainstream shows from clashing with the Eurovision final which kicks off at the same time on BBC1.

    The three hit shows will return to their regular time slots next Saturday (May 20).

    Reports also suggest ITV could be facing another major change as they claim Phillip Schofield’s last ever This Morning episode could be just weeks away.

    The 61-year-old has been a regular on screens for decades and made his first appearance on the award-winning daytime programme in 2002.

    But in recent weeks, feud rumours have swirled Phil and Holly Willoughby, who he has presented This Morning with since 2009.

    Breaking his silence on the rumours, he told The Sun: "The last few weeks haven’t been easy for either of us. My family went through a real ordeal.

    "As I have said before, Holly is my rock. We're the best of friends – as always, she is an incredible support on screen, behind the scenes and on the phone.

    "Holly has always been there for me through thick and thin, and I've been there for her."

    But now, it appears his time on the show could be coming to an end as his contract is up for renewal in September.

    If bosses decide not to extend or renew his contract then this means his final episode would be in July – when he and Holly, 42, head on their annual summer break.

    According to the Mail: “Schofield's contract is up for renewal in September but because he takes the summer holidays off, his final episode would be in July if ITV were to axe him."

    Daily Star has reached out to representatives for Phil and ITV for comment.

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