Dermot O'Leary's failing show 'The Marriage Ref' shifted to later slot

Dermot O'Leary

We imagine Dermot O'Leary is counting down the days until The X Factor is back, with his new show The Marriage Ref failing miserably to attract viewers. With less than 2 million people tuning into the show - currently airing at primetime 9PM on Saturday nights - ITV1 have pushed the show into a later slot.

The remaining three episodes of the show, which has been beaten in the ratings by years old versions of Have I Got News For You on BBC Two, will instead be aired at 10PM.

Other flopping Saturday night shows Odd One In and Penn & Teller: Fool Us will also be shifting an hour later, to make way for screenings of five Harry Potter films.

"ITV1 will be broadcasting a run of five Harry Potter films over the coming Saturday early evenings and, as a result, the peak time schedule of Odd One In, Penn & Teller: Fool Us and Marriage Ref will move by one hour over the next three weekends," ITV said, insisting the change has always been planned.

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