Thousands of people have been left without live television after a major outage.

Virgin Media users found their service began to fail at around 11.45am , according to the Mirror.

It is appearing to affect people across the country with reports coming in from around 18,000 customers according to the website DownDetector.

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And the company website also appeared to have been hit by the outtage with an error message appearing when people tried to access it.

Around 63% of customers reported an issue with their TV, 18% with streaming and 19% reported both.

While it seems to be hitting people everywhere there are hotspots of London, Birmingham and Glasgow.

A Virgin Media spokesperson said: “We’re aware of an issue currently affecting TV services and are working hard to resolve this as quickly as possible.”

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