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This is apparently the most irritating thing that annoys Brits watching TV-Pierra Willix-Entertainment – Metro

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This is apparently the most irritating thing that annoys Brits watching TV-Pierra Willix-Entertainment – Metro

A survey has revealed what bug bears Brits have while watching TV shows (Picture: Ed Miller/Netflix / Avalon)

We’ve all been ready to settle in and tune into a TV show before a pet peeve grows into an annoying problem threatening to ruin the viewing experience.

Although we now have more choice than ever before of what movies or shows we can watch from the comfort of home, there are plenty of distractions that can pop up along the way.

Now, a new survey has revealed what the top ways to annoy Brits are when watching TV.

After facing the decision of what to watch in the first place, having the person next to you ramble on has emerged as the most frustrating thing for many people.

A recent study by Currys involving over 2,000 UK residents showed that 45% believed having someone talking while watching TV is the most annoying habit.

Next up, 32% of respondents were driven crazy by key moments being spoilt, though if you don’t yet know what happened at the end of Game of Thrones, that’s on you.

The majority said someone talking during a show drove them mad (Picture: BBC)

Although we’ve likely all done a sneaky internet search to find out what other shows a star has been in while watching their latest release or simply done a mindless social media scroll, 30% of people surveyed also singled people being on their phone throughout a show or movie as a massive bug bear.

While ‘are we there yet’ is an absolute nightmare to deal with on road trips, when it comes to chilling out at home watching a show, the same amount of people said someone constantly asking about the plot drove them mad.

Finally, falling asleep during the show or movie was a pet peeve for 27%.

On average, people also only give shows 34 minutes before deciding whether to switch off (Picture: ITV/Shutterstock)

The same survey also found people only gave TV shows 34 minutes to impress them before turning off, while movies only had half an hour.

However, when it came to what kept them switched on, the survey found the storyline was the most important factor for 47% when choosing a TV programme, with the cast follow closely at 41% and genre at 40%.

The survey also revealed the stark reality of just how long we spend choosing what to watch, with 30 minutes of scrolling the average, while 1 in 10 people spend a staggering 2 hours on the task.

Nearly 60% of those surveyed also admitted that after spending too much time scrolling, they gave up on something to watch altogether, with 52% explaining they were overwhelmed by choice paralysis.

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