The episodes “This Morning” and “Lorraine” will be dropped for World Cup coverage
Lorraine and This morning will both be dropped from ITV’s schedule in the coming days due to the World Cup.
The international football tournament begins on Sunday (November 20) in Qatar.
With Qatar three hours ahead of Britain, some of the games will take place in the morning and early afternoon.
On Tuesday 22nd, Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th November the channel’s morning programs were changed to make room for the games.
Coverage from Qatar starts at 9:00 am and runs until 12:30 pm, followed by Permissive women in its usual position.
Usually, Lorraine starts at 9 a.m. and This morning at 10 a.m. After Monday (21 November) the programs will not air again until Friday (25 November) when the morning game will be broadcast on BBC instead.
Good morning Britainwhich airs weekdays from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. is unaffected and will continue on screens as usual.
On Tuesday, ITV will broadcast the Group C game, Argentina v Saudi Arabia, from 9am. Wednesday morning’s game is Group F: Morocco vs. Croatia, and Thursday morning’s game is between Switzerland and Cameroon of Group F.
All kick-offs are at 10 a.m.
Although the World Cup is highly anticipated by many sports fans, many have spoken out against the event.
Both Qatar and Fifa have been condemned by Human Rights Watch over allegations that migrant workers were still paying exorbitant and illegal recruitment fees the year before the event. Activists and members of the LGBT+ community have also condemned hosting the event in a country where homosexuality is illegal.
Last week comedian Joe Lycett told David Beckham he would have wasted £10,000 of his own money if he didn’t step down from his role as World Cup ambassador.
Elsewhere, artists such as Rod Stewart and Dua Lipa confirmed they would not be attending the opening ceremony, with the former saying, “It’s not right to go.”
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