Britain’s Got Talent has been postponed until next year due to concerns around safety during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Filming on the show was due to start this month, but was pushed back three weeks ago due to the third English lockdown and rising cases.
However, the talent show’s producers said “safety has to come first” and called it off until 2022. They said performers like dance groups, choirs and orchestras wouldn’t be able to rehearse and audition safely.
The BGT audition shows typically involve hundreds congregating and performing in front of a live audience and judges like Simon Cowell.
The producers said: “Despite everyone… doing their best to make it happen, and with our absolute priority of safeguarding the wellbeing and health of every person involved…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 Britain’s Got Talent to 2022.