Not everyone is happy with their favourite programmes’ more pandemic-friendly formats, with last night’s The Graham Norton Show coming under fire from some.
But it seems the GC’s legion of fans are not so easily put off.
Earlier today (Saturday, April 11), ITV revealed that Gemma’s reality show, Diva Forever, was returning under a new banner.
What’s happening with the show?
The show will, for now, move forward as Diva on Lockdown.
Gemma said: “We were in the middle of filming my new series of Diva with loads of exciting stuff planned. But as you know, we’ve found ourselves in the middle of a pandemic. So here we are now… I’m standing in my living room, with fixed rig cameras all over my house to bring you Diva on Lockdown.
“You want the GC, so the GC found a new way of working. You’re going to see everything that I do in isolation. We’ll all be on our journey together.”
She continued: “I’m being filmed and I’ve also got the producers speaking in my ear so if it sounds as if I’m talking to myself. “Well, maybe sometimes I am. I can guarantee though, what you see will definitely be 100 per cent authentic GC. I hope it cheers you up in these difficult times.”
What are the GC’s fans saying?
Reacting to her post about the new series on Instagram, one eager follower said with a heart emoji: “Yesssss, can’t wait.”
Another commented: “Me and my bestie have been living for this! We are literally buzzing the whole way in Northern Ireland! Up the GC.”
A third said: “Omg yes yes yes, lockdown cannot stop us enjoying this.”
Someone else wrote: “I’m so happy!”
A fifth put: “Maybe lockdown won’t be so bad after all.”
Another said, “We have been saved” while someone else replied, “Dreams do come true”.
ITV’s Head of Digital Channels and Acquisitions, Paul Mortimer, said in a statement: “Gemma has proven in all her previous outings across ITV that she is a star who thrives on audience and public interaction. Both generous and warm, the GC is one of the most gregarious personalities in the UK. ITVBe is therefore very grateful to her for finishing production on her new series whilst on lockdown.”
– Diva on Lockdown will air on ITVBe later this month
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