Britain’s Got Talent is a pinnacle of the television calendar with thousands tuning in to watch the ITV series every Spring. However, the ongoing coronavirus crisis is making it harder for this year’s instalment to go ahead, with plans to film the auditions being pushed back until the Summer months. With the latest season meant to mark Simon Cowell’s, 61, grand return to screens after suffering a back injury which forced him to miss last year’s finals, it seems the programme could be scrapped altogether as travel restrictions and social distancing rules have thrown its future into jeopardy.
A source explained: “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,” they told Mirror Online but it should be explained no official word has been reported on whether the show will be taken off air.
Express.co.uk.has contacted ITV and Britain’s Got Talent representatives for comment.
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