Britain’s Got Talent could be axed altogether for 2021 (Picture: ITV)
Britain’s Got Talent might not return to ITV this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Producers are reportedly worried that the competition show will have to be scrapped due to setbacks caused by the pandemic, meaning it may be off-screen until 2022.
‘Nothing can be ruled out just yet, but it’s not looking good,’ a source told The Sun. ‘It’s almost certain to be binned.’
Meanwhile, another insider said: ‘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.’
It’s been reported the show could be delayed until 2022 (Picture: Thames TV)
They added to Mail Online: ‘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.’
Earlier this month, it had been confirmed that the next series of Britain’s Got Talent had been postponed due to Covid-19.
An ITV spokesperson said: ‘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 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 revised dates in due course.’
Metro.co.uk has contacted ITV for comment.