Britain’s Got Talent, a televised UK talent show competition, has postponed the filming of its 15th series earlier scheduled for January due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases.
According to a statement released by ITV on Thursday, the cancellation of the show is part of plans to ensure the safety and wellbeing of its production team and viewers in line with the safety and health precautions set out by the government.
“The filming for the 15th series of Britain’s Got Talent has been postponed from its proposed record dates in late January,” the statement read.
“With the announcement of the latest government health guidelines and with our priority of safeguarding the well-being of everyone involved in our programmes, we, together with the production teams at Thames and Syco, have taken the decision to move the record and broadcast of the forthcoming series. We will confirm those new dates in due course.
“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 the impact that this would have not only on the production of the show but also creatively meant that the recording of the audition shows can’t go ahead as planned. Thanks everyone for your continued love & support of the show.”
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The selection processes, which normally hold in major cities across the UK in January, see contestants of different ages throng out to audition for the televised contest with several talents ranging from magic, music, to dancing and other forms of arts.
The contestants exhibit their talent in front of a large audience and try to impress them in order to get their votes to enable them to reach the final and stand a chance to win a cash prize and other benefits.
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