MX23RW : Saturday, May 30 04:46:09| >> :600:4870405:4870405:

British Soap Awards cancelled due to coronavirus

British Soap Awards cancelled due to coronavirus
ITV confirms that this year's British Soap Awards has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The organisers of the British Soap Awards have confirmed that this year's ceremony will not go ahead as planned due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The awards show normally airs in May on ITV but has been cancelled due to the severity of the pandemic, which has claimed more than 44,000 lives worldwide to date.

An ITV spokesperson told The Sun: "In light of the latest government health guidelines and in line with our priority of safeguarding the wellbeing of everyone involved in our programmes, production of The British Soap Awards will not go ahead as planned.

"The awards ceremony will return in 2021.

"In the meantime, a brand new 60" programme called The British Soap Awards Celebrates 21 Years will air this spring, narrated by Phillip Schofield."

Production on all UK soaps is currently on hold as a result of COVID-19.

ID:395005:Follow us on Twitter @SMEntsFeed and like us on Facebook for the latest entertainment news alerts.
Latest coronavirus PSA advert

Coronavirus latest - entertainment - Click here for more stories

Click here for more stories about Phillip Schofield

Share this article now:
Former Spurs and England player Paul Gascoigne looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton at White Hart Lane on April 7,
Read Next:
Gascoigne denies 'This Morning' no-show
Latest Entertainment Video
Did you know...?

rhs 2.0
TV picks header

Saturday, May 30

RuPaul's Drag Race: Netflix, from 8am
The final three queens compete for the crown - who will be America's next Drag Race Superstar?

Election 97: BBC Parliament, from 9am
Rerun of one of the most seismic political events of the 20th century as Tony Blair's New Labour swept to power

Princess Margaret: Rebel without a Crown: Channel 5, 9.30pm
Profile of The Queen's glamorous and gregarious younger sister

Alan Carr's Epic Gameshow: ITV, 8.15pm
First up, Play Your Cards Right, with contestants including Martine McCutcheon

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!