BTS was set to make their long-anticipated performance on Britain’s Got Talent and many ARMYs were prepared to start watching early.
But there were some slight confusions that were pretty amusing for British ARMYs to see.
So it turned out that the Britain’s Got Talent episode was split into two halves. After the first half of the episode had aired, there would be a break where the voting occurs. While this was happening, an episode of Coronation Street would be airing.
However, many non-UK ARMYs had no idea that this was happening.
non brits really about to watch coronation street😭https://t.co/g8KsQABEHi
— Sinéad BTS -1DAY🥴 (@JOONSHAE) May 30, 2019
BTS was scheduled to perform on the second half of the episode. Most ARMYs outside of the UK expected for this to be an uninterrupted episode.
So when the world’s longest running soap opera starting airing, some ARMYs thought that this was a commercial.
AHAHSSAH I THOUGHT IT WAS AN AD IM SO STUPID
— 𝙢𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙖𝙣𝙖 🥀 (@seesawjinnie) May 30, 2019
WAIT SOMEONE THOUGHT IT WAS A LONG ASS COMMERCIAL KSSKSKK
— ~ 𝓢𝓪𝓫𝓪 ~ (@dailyggukks) May 30, 2019
However, once the “commercial” had been running for more than 10 minutes, many non-UK ARMYs realised that this was the episode of another show, leaving many confused with British television.
I THOUGHT IT WAS AN AD UNTIL I REALIZED IT WQS TAKING AWFULLY LONG-
— mes. (@gcfchimmy) May 30, 2019
I missed the beginning so at first I thought it was an ad…. a very odd and weirdly high-budget with great actors and.. a plot? kinda ad.
But it kept going and going and going….#BTSonBGT
— deliquescent 🦈 with luv! (@deli_quescent) May 30, 2019
Okay…so apparently there's another show in between this and their performance. I don't understand British TV. Well, anyways we can all watch Coronation street together ig🤷🏻♀️🤭😂
— αии🎭 (@btsarmyunnie) May 30, 2019
However, British ARMYs were in stitches upon hearing that thousands of ARMYs were accidentally sitting through a soap opera just so they could view BTS’s performance.
— 𝘊𝘢𝘪𝘵𝘭𝘺𝘯 || 𝘉𝘛𝘚 𝘵𝘰𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘰𝘸!! (@strwbrymyg) May 30, 2019
— H (@bultaoreuneyt) May 30, 2019
— 𝑒𝓂 𝒾𝓈 𝓈𝑒𝑒𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝒷𝓉𝓈 (@trivialtae) May 30, 2019
So many ARMYs ended up in the same situation, that there were more than 20,000 people watching Coronation Street and the show even went trending on Twitter.
The official Twitter of Coronation Street even extended a warm welcome to all the ARMYs who were watching the show.
— Coronation Street (@itvcorrie) May 30, 2019
Some fans think that this was a marketing ploy since the producers of Coronation Street must have known that thousands of ARMYs would be tuning in to see BTS’s performance which was right after.
putting coronation street before bts performance. a smart business strategy. pic.twitter.com/LCmUeAVJZn
— 𝘾𝙃𝙄𝙊𝙈𝘼 •TOMORROW• (@THICJ00N) May 30, 2019
And it turns out that it may have been successful, as that episode had some viewers hooked and waiting to see what would happen in next week’s episode.
I didn’t expect to watch it but I hope the horse is okay.
— MᴀʏLɪʟʟʏ 🌸 (@starrynight024) May 30, 2019
But ARMYs can take solace in that they aren’t the only ones with a hilarious encounter with the soap opera.
A few days ago, BTS was quizzed on some of Britain’s most famous landmarks on Lorraine.
They were shown this image of Rover’s Inn and RM confidently said it was “Hagrid’s house.”
However, the interviewer informed them that it was actually the main pub from Coronation Street and recommended that they checked it out.
Erm no, @bts_twt, that isn't Hagrid's house… 😂 @danwootton puts the band's knowledge of British landmarks to the test in an exclusive first look at tomorrow's show and before we know it, they've planned a trip to @itvcorrie!#BTSonLorraine: Tomorrow, 8.30am @itv.#BTS #ARMY pic.twitter.com/gXCYJJWMyz
— Lorraine (@lorraine) October 14, 2018
Thankfully for ARMYs the wait was soon over, when BTS came out and delivered a spectacular performance for British TV showing that talent is truly international.