Viewers "furious" as BBC One replaces 'Homes Under the Hammer' with Theresa May's resignation speech

Theresa May, U.K. prime minister, reacts as she delivers a speech announcing her resignation outside number 10 Downing Street in London, U.K., on Friday, May 24, 2019. May said she will step down on June 7. Photographer: Chris J. Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Daytime television viewers were upset after the BBC replaced ‘Homes Under the Hammer’ with Theresa May’s resignation speech.

Fans of the home renovation and auction series said they were “furious” that the BBC decided to move the latest episode – scheduled for 10am on BBC One – over to BBC Two, in order to air the Prime Minister’s statement to the public.

Theresa May has announced she is standing down as Prime Minister on 7 June.

In an emotional speech, Mrs May said she had ‘done her best’ to deliver the result of the EU referendum.

Theresa May’s tearful announcement that she would be stepping down was met with sympathy and support by many on Twitter. However, ‘Homes Under the Hammer’ fans made their upset feelings clear on Twitter.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 24: Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement outside 10 Downing Street on May 24, 2019 in London, England. The prime minister has announced that she will resign on Friday, June 7, 2019. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

“I'm absolutely furious.. this news has ruined my day.. thanks to this event they moved Homes Under The Hammer to BBC2 and I didn't know.. nearly missed it,” tweeted one user.

Another Tweeter said, seemingly addressing the PM: “Couldn’t you have done this at 11 I’m missing Homes Under The Hammer. #theresamayresigns. Worst PM ever.”

A third Tweeter complained: “Homes under the Hammer was put on Beeb2!! Argh I missed some.”

“Missing Homes Under The Hammer because of this! #May,” tweeted another disgruntled viewer.

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For some viewers, the political development held interest, but they’d really much rather be watching ‘Homes Under the Hammer’, instead of the speech.

“I’m glad May is resigning soon but this speech is interrupting my watching of Homes Under the Hammer so if she can wrap it up asap I’d appreciate it,” said one user.

The audience was calmed by the realisation that the show hadn’t been cancelled in favour of the PM’s heartfelt speech, just moved over to BBC 2.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 24: Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement outside 10 Downing Street on May 24, 2019 in London, England. The prime minister has announced that she will resign on Friday, June 7, 2019. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

“ahhh, order restored. Homes under the hammer on BBC 2,” tweeted one helpful TV fan.

Some viewers even saw a little comedy in the situation.

“Homes under the Hammer alerted to new real estate at Downing Street #Trexit,” said one Tweeter.

The episode involved the ‘Homes Under the Hammer’ presenters exploring properties in Norfolk, Liverpool and Kent – including a house with an outside toilet in Maidstone, Kent.

The series is the BBC's most successful show in the 10am slot. It attracts around 1.5 million viewers per episode, and is on BBC One every weekday.