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Saturday Night Takeaway Fans Accuse Show Of Blunder After Sam Fender 'Reads Out Wrong Number’

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Saturday Night Takeaway Fans Accuse Show Of Blunder After Sam Fender 'Reads Out Wrong Number’

Saturday Night Takeaway viewers have been locked in furious debate over whether Sam Fender read out the correct number on this week's show.

The return of Ant and Dec's fan-favourite programme hasn't been short of big moments: Jeremy Clarkson ended up getting 'arrested' after they went undercover; the hosting pair made a jaw-dropping performance in drag; and a couple tied the knot on-air.

However, last night's episode has been the subject of controversy for some viewers, who believe the Seventeen Going Under singer read out the wrong number for the show's rainbow winner.

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All Fender had to do was pick a number from a series of golden balls released down a slide by Richard E. Grant. The winning number would determine who'd take away the Takeaway Getaway.

On this occasion, it was a lovely break away at the Seahaven Academy in Newhaven. Before taking to the stage for the End of the Show Show, Fender picked a lucky winner.

After a quick rummage, he picked out number seven - or so he thought. The chap holding the number seven paddle, Wayne, was absolutely delighted, but others weren't convinced Fender read the right number.

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Of course, they voiced their confusion and disdain on social media. "Can someone go back and show the 7 ball because I swear that was a 1... is it just me or was that actually number 1?", one wrote.

"Was it just me that thought @samfendermusic chose number 1 not number 7?" another speculated. "1 or 7? Someone help me", a third tweeted.

Now, everyone's entitled to their opinion, but it's clearly a seven. Like, indisputably a seven. It's slanted, like a seven. It's a seven, and others agree.

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"FFS that's a 7. I'm totally with @samfendermusic. If ITV are that arsed give out 2 prizes, they can afford it", one user tweeted.

"IF SAM FENDER SAYS IT'S A 7, THEN IT'S A 7! Sorry for shouting", another wrote. "Yes I agree it was number 1 not number 7 and the number didn't even look anything like a 7 unless Sam Fender writes his 7 like a 1", a third wrote.

Ant and Dec also couldn't resist mentioning Fender's hilarious, hungover appearance on BBC Breakfast.

When told there was going to be a mid-series party, Fender said: "You know how much I love a party."

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Dec replied: "We know how much you love a party... behave yourself, I remember your BBC Breakfast appearance." Fender then said: "I don't!"

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: Ant and Dec, Saturday Night Takeaway, TV and Film

Cameron Frew
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