There’s been a lot of memorable moments on Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway over the years, but this cringeworthy live TV blunder might be the best (or worst) yet.
Last night on the popular ITV entertainment show, the presenting duo picked out an audience member who had the chance to win a load of prizes.
So far, so standard.
However, things soon took a turn when the oversized hand swept its way across the lively audience to pick out the lucky audience member and one overeager woman jumped up believing she was the one who’d been chosen.
— Cleggy's Tweets (@stewart__clegg) March 12, 2016
She really went for it with her celebration too, jumping around and screaming, only to suddenly realise, to her sheer embarrassment, that it was actually the woman sitting behind her who had been selected.
Oh, it’s awkward. It’s so awkward…
As audience members laughed at the blunder, Ant quickly reassured the overeager audience member: “Bit of confusion there. Sorry love, it was the woman behind you!”
Oh dear. Did we mention it was awkward?
Anyway, Twitter was quick to pile on and have a good old laugh at this poor woman’s expense:
LMAO that woman who just stood up thinkin she won on saturday night takeaway…second hand embarassement #SaturdayNightTakeaway
— . (@transasf) March 12, 2016
I fear this every week and it's just happened… The wrong woman stood up on Ant and Dec's win the ads 🙈 #SaturdayNightTakeaway
— Abi Welton (@AbiWelton) March 12, 2016
— sue bagnall (@suebaggy) March 12, 2016
How FUNNY when that woman thought it was her on Saturday night takeaway 😭😭😂
— Elizabeth (@lizziejennings_) March 12, 2016
LOOOOL THE WOMAN ON SATURDAY NIGHT TAKEAWAY😂😂😂😂😂😂
— liz (@lizziewoodd) March 13, 2016
And, in the end, the audience member who was actually chosen didn’t fare too well in her attempt to win the ads:
— ITV Takeaway (@itvtakeaway) March 12, 2016
Maybe they should have given that other woman a shot, after all…