The Chase and Tipping Point cancelled by ITV for Joe Biden Inauguration special

The Chase and Tipping Point fans will not be able to see their favourite TV quiz shows today due to a rare programme shake-up.

ITV have taken the decision not to air the hit shows in favour of a US Presidential special.

From 3.30pm until 6pm, ITV will instead show President Biden: The Inauguration showing Joe Biden, 78, being sworn in as a the next President of the United States after beating Donald Trump in the 2020 election.

The BBC have also decided to axed all usual programming and air a special on the events occurring at Capitol Hill on Thursday.

Hitting out at the decision, one fan wrote: "@ITV I want to watch #tippingpoint and #thechase not some creepy corpse getting inaugurated. We're not American."

Another unimpressed TV viewer moaned: "In fact, why the f*** is it on ITV plenty of news channels.]

"Keep that free for Neighbours and Tipping Point or whatever junk is on at that time of day."

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While The Chase was totally taken off air of the day, ITV did decide to air an 30 minute special on Tipping Point at 3.30pm.

The programme, which was half the normal length of a standard episode of Tipping Point was hosted by Good Morning Britain regular Ben Shephard, 46.

Both Tipping Point and The Chase will be back on ITV from Thursday January 21.

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The US Inauguration is set to be unlike one the world has seen before.

Dye to the on going coronavirus pandemic and the serious threat of violence taking over Washington DC, a ring of steel has been laced around the whole city.

Unlike previous years, members of the public are unable to attend in person – though thousands of American flagged now cover the lawns leading up to Capitol Hill.

For the first time ever, the incumbent Present, Trump, has decided not to attend the ceremony.

Instead, he will fly to his property in Florida.

His Vice President Mike Pence is still expected to attend.

In his parting message to America, Trump vowed that "we will be back".

He said: "I wish the new administration great luck and great success.

"Just a goodbye, we love you, we will be back in some form."

He added: "We got so much done that no body thought would be possible.

"I want to thank all of the people we worked with to put this miracle together.

"Have a good life, we will see you soon."

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