Britain’s Got Talent fans will have to wait until winter to find out who’ll win the 2020 series as the finale faces further delays due to the coronavirus pandemic. Bosses had hoped that the ITV talent show would be able to return in a matter of months, with judge Amanda Holden telling listeners of her radio show that it would be back in the autumn.
However, sources have since claimed that the series won’t be on television screens until much later in the year. ‘It was initially hoped that after a short break of a matter of weeks the BGT live finals could have come back in the summer,’ they said.
‘However, with measures still in place and lockdown only just starting to be released the plan is now for BGT lives to return at the end of the year.’ The insider continued to the Daily Star Online: ‘With the X Factor on ice for 2020 there is a Syco-shaped hole in ITV’s schedule so this would fit perfectly.’
Speaking to Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on This Morning, the Little Britain star admitted that the delay is a ‘complication’ for the team. ‘The complication we have is we would normally be doing the live shows in May at the Hammersmith Apollo,’ David said. ‘There will be a gap, but hopefully people will forgive us.’ ITV stated in March that they have been working out the details on when the BGT live shows can go forward, due to the effects of Covid-19.