‘Safety has to come first’: Britain’s Got Talent 2021 has been CANCELLED as ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc
Britain’s Got Talent 2021 has been cancelled as the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc.
The hit ITV talent show had already been postponed due to safety concerns and the restrictions brought about by tier systems and lockdowns.
But after several weeks of speculation, it has now been confirmed that the show will now not return to screens until 2022.
A statement from ITV bosses read: ‘Despite everyone at ITV, Thames and Syco doing their best to make it happen, and with our absolute priority of safeguarding the well-being and health of every person involved in the programme from judges, hosts and contestants to all of the crew and audience, the decision has been made to – unfortunately – move the record and broadcast of the 15th series of Britain’s Got Talent to 2022.
‘BGT is known for its diversity of talent with big dance groups, wonderful choirs and lavish orchestras at its heart, and it has become clear that not only is it not possible to film auditions with these types of acts in a secure way but also that they are not able to adequately rehearse and prepare safely.
‘Safety has to come first and, as a result, the recording of the show can’t currently go ahead as planned.’