The viewers of Saturday Night Takeaway blew up the episode from yesterday evening (February 20) over the “loud” background noise of the virtual audience.
Ant and Dec started the new series with a bang – but much to the annoyance of many viewers at home.
Dozens went to Twitter to say they found the canned laughter and cheers from the crowd irritating and distracting.
Ant and Dec shot under lockdown conditions and used a virtual audience of around 300 viewers who posted video links from home.
What did viewers say about the Saturday Night Takeaway audience?
It seems that their loud reactions were too much for some ITV viewers.
One asked: “Dear #SaturdayNightTakeaway, please stop this constant background noise. It’s really uncomfortable. “
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While another complained: “The second part of #saturdaynighttakeaway has just started and the noise of the audience is already upsetting me…. Please clarify ITV. “
And a third complained, “I love #SaturdayNightTakeaway, but the audience needs mute, background noise that gives me a headache.”
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A fourth viewer scolded: “The noise from the virtual audience is terrible. Maybe someone could turn off the audio? #SaturdayNightTakeaway. ”
A fifth user also slammed the noise.
They said, “Can we turn off the noise of the virtual audience, please #SaturdayNightTakeaway.”
Another argued: “@antanddec @itvtakeaway #SaturdayNightTakeaway What about all the background noise? It sounds like constant background chatter. It’s a fantastic show, but that noise spoils it. “
How does the virtual audience work?
Ant and Dec previously talked about how excited they were to showcase their live audience.
Especially since they wanted to create the most interactive audience experience possible.
Dec told Digital spy: “For the first time we are doing this without a studio audience.
“But we have a virtual audience that we had a bit before on Britain’s Got Talent. So much on this show is about the audience.
“So we looked for ways and found ways to create a much more interactive virtual wall – more than any other show.”
And that morning Ant explained, “We can still play live in front of an audience. In contrast to other virtual target groups, we asked that it be very interactive. “
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