Britain's Got Talent Set To Be Postponed Until 2022
It had been hoped this year that people could audition for the show over the summer with a view to airing in autumn, complete with the usual live finals.
But, according to the Mirror, producers at Thames TV and Simon Cowell's company Syco have admitted there are no guarantees it can go ahead in line with the coronavirus regulations.
Bosses at ITV are now believed to be drawing up schedules for the rest of 2021 without BGT in the line-up.
A source told the Mirror: "The nature of Britain's Got Talent means we have all sorts of contestants from all sorts of places - home and abroad - taking part.
"While many people will have been vaccinated by the summer it remains unclear what the restrictions on mass mingling and on travel will be, so there are absolutely no guarantees production can go ahead.
"The chances of it airing this year range from extremely slim to non-existent - and it's almost certain to be the latter. No one's happy about it - but that's the way it is."
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ITV declined to comment when approached by LADbible.
Just a couple of weeks ago, a statement was posted on the Britain's Got Talent Instagram account which explained that Series 15 (2021) filming has been postponed.
It read: "The filming for the 15th series of Britain's Got Talent has been postponed from its proposed record dates in late January.
"With the announcement of the latest government health guidelines and with our priority of safeguarding the well-being of everyone involved ITV, Thames & Syco have taken the decision to move the record and broadcast of the forthcoming series.
"We will confirm those new dates in due course. Thanks for your continued love & support of the show."
Replying to the post at the time, one person wrote: "Gutted but can't be helped just something to look forward to later on in the year."
Another added: "Sad news, but health does come first. This is definitely the right thing to do. May all the crew at ITV, Thames and Syco stay safe during this difficult time. Hope to see #BGT back on our screens when the time is right!"
Featured Image Credit: ITV
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