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British Soap Awards cancelled due to coronavirus

British Soap Awards cancelled due to coronavirus
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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.

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