Lytham St. Anne’s BGT fanatics will be disappointed to learn that the hit show has today been cancelled for 2021. The ITV talent show had already been postponed due to safety concerns and the restrictions. But after several weeks of speculation, it has now been confirmed that the show will definitely not return to our screens until 2022.
The 2021 series was set to mark the return of Simon Cowell to the judging panel, as he was forced to miss last year’s live shows after breaking his back in a bike accident. The popular variety show had been due to hold auditions over the summer, with the highly-anticipated live shows to air in the autumn. Other television and film productions are mainly being allowed to continue as long as COVID-19 regulations, such as the use of masks and regular testing, are followed
A BGT spokesperson said today, ‘With our absolute priority of safeguarding the well-being and health of every person involved in the programme from judges, hosts and contestants to all of the crew and audience, the decision has been made to – unfortunately – move the record and broadcast of the 15th series of Britain’s Got Talent to 2022. 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, as a result, the recording of the show can’t currently go ahead as planned.’