McFly fans weren’t impressed after trying to watch the band’s performance on Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway this weekend.
The group – Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones, Dougie Pointer and Harry Judd – took the stage for The End Of The Show Show and played their catchy new song Happiness.
However, some viewers were left furious after co-host Stephen Mulhern talked about the lyrics for a funny skit in which McFly and Ant and Dec swapped places in a box that appeared to be a virtual living room on stage.
Oh dear: McFly fans weren’t impressed after trying to watch the band’s performance on Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway this weekend (pictured while singing on the ITV show)
In the skit, the band was first seen from a set while Ant and Dec listened while on stage.
Stephen then sneaked onto the stage and managed to add a door to one side of the set, leaving McFly out of the box and trapping Ant and Dec in it.
McFly then moved to another area while still singing their funny song and Stephen joked that, ‘just as it should be, you and me on a Saturday night’, leaving the other two hosts to jump the box in an attempt to escape.
Although they were found amusing by many, some McFly fans were not too happy with the performance and shared their thoughts on Twitter.
Look around: Stephen Mulhern chatted over the lyrics to the band’s song for a funny skit with McFly and Ant and Dec switching places in a box that appeared to be a virtual living room on stage
One fan wrote: ‘I’ve seen many episodes of Saturday night takeout and many of the acts at the end of the show get to actually perform and you can hear the acts sing. But last night with McFLY they were talking about the singing. That is very disrespectful and not fair. ‘
While another added, ‘Honestly don’t know how anyone could watch McFly’s performance on Saturday Night Takeaway and not see how utterly disrespectful it was to the band.’
And a third said, “I waited all week to see McFly takeout on Saturday night ….. what the hell we saw them for about 30 seconds.”
Smart camerawork: Ant and Dec switched places with the band during the segment
Response: Some fans were unimpressed with the skit saying it was ‘unfair’ to talk about the band
However, other viewers did not see what the problem was and praised ITV’s entertaining segment with the band and presenters.
One happy spectator wrote: ‘The amount of tweets I’ve seen about Mcfly being on Saturday Night Takeaway is absolutely ridiculous, instead of complaining they were barely shown just be thankful they were on the show and they were amazing goods. The end of the show was unbelievable and so funny !!! ‘
Elsewhere on Saturday’s show, Ant and Dec revealed they were behind Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield’s strange outbursts on Monday This Morning.
The duo, both 45, revealed on Saturday Night Takeaway that they staged the hilarious show prank by asking fellow presenter Stephen to hold up signs with words Holly and Phillip had to say during the airing.
Happy: Others were happy with the show, however, saying that others should just be happy that McFly got to play their fun new tune
In the bizarre segment earlier this week, Holly shared that she was “ bursting for a contraction, ” before she and Phillip constantly talked about Chef James Martin as he tried to showcase his cooking segment.
But on Saturday Night Takeaway, viewers got to watch cameras follow Stephen as he snuck behind the scenes during filming to disrupt the show.
Stephen held up a series of white signs with various random phrases and tasks Holly and Phil had to try to include in their scripts.
One of the tasks the couple had to perform was “ pretend to have a cramp, ” which Phil then performed, prompting Holly to say, “ Are you having a cramp? Salt, I walk off and get some salt. ‘
Funny: Elsewhere, Ant and Dec have revealed that they were behind Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield’s strange outbursts from Monday this morning.
Hilarious: The duo, both 45, revealed they staged the hilarious show prank by asking fellow presenter Stephen Mulhern to hold up signs with words Holly and Phillip had to say during the airing
She hopped from her seat onto the socially aloof set, then wandered from one end of the studio to the kitchen, before saying, ‘I can’t find it! I can’t find the salt! ‘
Other phrases to include in their scripts were ‘mug me not off’, ‘flaps’ and ‘big bush’.
Stephen’s instructions sparked chaos on set, and viewers rightly took to Twitter in droves to share their views that their actions were all part of a “ joke ” coordinated by Ant and Dec.
Stephen also sat behind the scenes of Lorraine, Good Morning Britain and Loose Women on Monday with his signs to cause even more mayhem and had to choose which was the funniest show to win the ‘On Air Dares’ trophy.
Backstage: Stephen also held up a sign in Lorraine telling her to knock away an imaginary fly