ITV has announced the new series of Britain’s Got Talent will start in just under two weeks.
It was recently revealed that auditions would broadcast in the next few weeks however, the live shows will be postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Now, ITV has confirmed the new series will start on Saturday, April 11.
— ITV Press Centre (@itvpresscentre) April 1, 2020
ITV tweeted on Wednesday, April 1: “Confirmed: Britain’s Got Talent returns Saturday 11 April at 8pm on ITV #bgt @antanddec.”
ITV’s full statement
ITV said in a statement: “The Britain’s Got Talent audition shows are due to be broadcast in the next few weeks as planned.”
The show has been “working with brilliant production teams” to find a way of “making the live finals work”, which were due to broadcast at the end of May.
“However, in light of the latest government health guidelines, production of the live shows cannot go ahead as planned.”
The statement concluded that the live finals will therefore broadcast “later in the year”.
There have been huge changes to the TV schedules after Prime Minister Boris Johnson enforced a three-week lockdown in the UK.
Last month, Ant and Dec hosted their show Saturday Night Takeaway without a studio audience.
Meanwhile, last weekend’s show saw the pair host separately from their houses.
Good Morning Britain now airs from 6am to 10am, with Lorraine Kelly joining from 9am.
Elsewhere, there’s been changes to the soaps.
Emmerdale is airing half an hour episodes at 7pm Monday to Friday on ITV
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