E4 were forced to apologise after the channel went off air during Monday night's Married at First Sight, with viewers 'planning to riot.'
Over the weekend streaming service All4 had been dogged with problems, with frustrated viewers left unable to catch up on shows they'd missed through the week.
As these continued well into Monday, taking to Twitter before the start of Monday's Married At First Sight, E4 posted: "Ongoing technical issues mean that it unfortunately won’t be available on All 4.
"We know you all love #MAFSUK as much as we do, and are working to get back onto All 4 as soon as we can."
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However, as the crunch episode which saw this year's remaining couples go on their final dates, played out, avid viewers at home were left seriously annoyed as an with an ‘off air’ message appeared and a blank screen.
One fan took to Twitter to post: "Hi, why can’t I watch E4? Why is it telling me that Married at first sight is unavailable? Why are you trying to ruin my life? Do you hate me? I will forgive you but I’ll also accept compensation if it’s on offer. I can do a good compo face."
Slightly more annoyed, another posted: "E4 better bloody on air real soon before I riot," and a third fumed: "What actually happened to break all the channels?"
Addressing the issue and viewers'' frustrations, E4 returned to Twitter to post: "We’re sorry some people are experiencing issues viewing #MAFSUK. Rest assured we’ll find a way for you to view it (including the subtitled version) as soon as we’re able. Follow
@E4Tweets for updates as and when we know more."
Some MAFS fans wrongly assumed that they'd be able to catch up on what they missed at 10pm on E4+1, but the catch up channel faced the same technical hitch.
One viewer tweeted: "But e4+1 “off air” and I have no way of catching up with Married at first sight" and, similarly upset, another ranted: "were trying to watch E4+1 but that’s not working either!! Can’t watch Married at First Sight now!! Gutted!
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