The show was pulled from the programming schedule in order to safeguard the wellbeing and health of people involved in the programme.
British broadcaster ITV has cancelled the 2021 season of Britain’s Got Talent due to production complications arising from the pandemic.
A spokesperson for Britain’s Got Talent said: “Despite everyone at ITV, Thames and Syco doing their best to make it happen, and with our absolute priority of safeguarding the wellbeing and health of every person involved in the programme from judges, hosts and contestants to all of the crew and audience, the decision has been made to, unfortunately, move the record and broadcast of the 15th series of Britain’s Got Talent to 2022.
“BGT is known for its diversity of talent with big dance groups, wonderful choirs and lavish orchestras at its heart, and it has become clear that not only is it not possible to film auditions with these types of acts in a secure way but also that they are not able to adequately rehearse and prepare safely.
“Safety has to come first and, as a result, the recording of the show can’t currently go ahead as planned.”
The series was due to begin filming in late January, though despite TV and film production being permitted to film during the lockdown, the huge scale of BGT‘s production has made filming difficult amid current measures.