BGT postpones live finals

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ITV Britain’s Got Talent is the latest shiny-floor show to suspend production due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The pre-recorded audition rounds will be broadcast in ITV in the next few weeks, but the live finals were due to take place at the end of May. 

An ITV spokesman said: "We have been working with the brilliant production teams at Thames and Syco to find a way of making the live finals work, which were due to be broadcast at the end of May. 

“However, in light of the latest government health guidelines and in line with our priority of safeguarding the well-being of everyone involved in our programmes, production of the live shows cannot go ahead as planned.

The live finals will therefore be broadcast later in the year."

ITV had previously announced the halting of production on flagship soaps Coronation Street and Emmerdale, and talk shows Loose Women and Lorraine.