In today’s bad news…
The Great British Bake Off fans will be distraught to hear that the upcoming season has been postponed, with production on the show being halted indefinitely. Heartbreaking stuff in a time where quality TV is essential.
The show has become the latest of popular British shows to postpone filming amid the pandemic, following the likes of Peaky Blinders and Line of Duty as many production companies continue their efforts to protect cast, crew and the public from contracting the virus. Filming of the upcoming 11th series of the show was due to kick off in April, with Matt Lucas confirmed to replace former host Sandi Toksvig, who stepped down from the show in January.
Reported by Deadline, a spokeswoman for the production team said: “We continue to monitor the situation and follow the advice of Public Health England and we will delay filming on Bake Off until it is safe to proceed.”
There is currently no further information around whether this will affect the series’ release date, however, Matt Lucas confirmed in a BBC Radio 2 interview last Friday that he suspected filming would be “a bit delayed” as a result of the outbreak. Looks like we’ll be watching re-runs on Netflix for the foreseeable, then!
[Featured image: Channel 4]