COVID-19: Britain’s Got Talent christmas special shut down filming after crew member tests positive

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Got Talent has been forced to shut down filming of its Christmas special after a Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

A representative for the ITV show confirmed that someone working on the festive edition had returned a positive test, with a number of crew members now being forced into self-isolation.

As a result of the outbreak, filming has been postponed.

The BGT spokesperson told The Sun: “As a result of a positive COVID-19 result received yesterday we have implemented our protocols and a number of crew members are self-isolating at home.

“As a result, we are unable to continue filming our BGT Christmas Special today and have taken the decision to postpone.

“The safety of all those involved in the show is our number one priority and we follow extensive COVID-19 related procedures to adhere to all government guidelines.”

The BGT Christmas special is set to see a number of well-loved former contestants return to work together in a bid to impress the audience.

It has been reported the likes of dance troupe Diversity and singers Susan Boyle and Paul Potts are in line to appear.

News of the COVID-19 outbreak came up after the latest series of Britain’s Got Talent concluded on Saturday, where comedy musician Jon Courtenay was crowned this year’s winner.

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