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Christopher Megrath

ITV delays Lingo, Tipping Point and The Chase in major schedule shake-up

Lingo, Tipping Point and The Chase will undergo a major schedule shake up tomorrow to accommodate the movie, Matilda.

Fans of the quiz shows will have to wait a little longer tomorrow evening as ITV brings in a welcome addition to its schedule. The shakeup comes after both Lingo and Tipping Point were dropped to make room for their Grand National coverage last week.

Lingo and Tipping Point will both see a later starting time of an hour. The Chase however will air at 6:30pm.

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The reason for the later start is to accommodate a comedy movie starting at 2pm. Based on the Roald Dahl novel of the same name, Matilda will be hitting our screens right up until 4pm. Matilda follows the story of a girl who discovers she has telekinetic powers. Finding herself in serious trouble with her headteacher Miss Trunchbull, madness ensues as she finds herself in dangerous predicaments.

Fans of Tipping Point have also recently criticised the show, saying they're not keen on the new format. As part of their 10 year anniversary celebrations, contestants have dropped from four to three which some viewers have said was a "bad decision." They also added the show feels too "padded out" and want the old format to return.

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