London Lite Thursday, 22 October 2009 15 Battered Strictly quicksteps off to an earlier TVslotAll change: Strictly Come Dancing, with hosts Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly, will be moving to a new slot The BBC is moving Strictly Come Dancing to an earlier time slot -- but rejected claims it was running scared from ITV1s The X Factor. The two shows have at times clashed for periods of more than an hour, forcing frustrated fans to make a choice or hop between channels on Saturday nights. The dance programme will move to an earlier slot of 6.50pm and end at 8.45pm from Saturday 31 October, leaving only a 45-minute overlap with The X Factor, which starts at 8pm. Strictly has been trounced in the rat- ings war recently, with 7.8 million viewers against The X Factors 10.9 mil- lion. The ITV1 shows coups include Robbie Williamss comeback appearance and a performance by Whitney houston. It drew its biggest-ever audience on Sunday with a peak audience of 14.8 million as Cheryl Cole performed her debut solo single Fight For This Love. The schedule change appears to be a defeat for the BBC after The X Factor boss Simon Cowell, 49, accused it of creating a ratings battle. however, a BBC spokesman said it was to make way for comedian Jon Culshaws The New Impressions Show and denied it was running scared of The X Factor. The overlap between the rival shows will decrease in the run-up to Christmas as more contestants are voted off Strictly. by kevin widdop Incidents of air rage are soaring AIR RAGE is on the rise, figures from the Department of Transport showed today. There were 3,485 incidents of disruptive behaviour on UK aircraft between April 2008 and March 09 -- 783 more than in the same period the year before. iPod Shuffles to bottom spot APPLES latest iPod Shuffle is one of the worst music players on the market, according to consumer watchdog Which? Apples tiny 38 device was bottom of 10 players tested by Which? magazine, scoring 51 points out of 100. H index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html