ITV’s popular breakfast show “Good Morning Britain” will remain off air between Christmas and January 2022 due to concerns about the new COVID-19 variant, diverse Made sure on.
The program was broadcast on Monday morning, presented by Charlotte Hawkins and Adel Ray, and will continue broadcasting until the end of this week. A pre-recorded special will be broadcast on Christmas Day from 7-9am.
However, shows that were planned between Christmas and New Year’s have been cancelled.
“GMB was scheduled to air from Wednesday 29 to Friday 31 December 2021 but due to the pandemic and to protect our teams, we have decided to give them an extended break. GMB will not be airing next week, but will be back on air on Tuesday 4 January 2022,” a spokesperson said. ITV.
A source told The Sun, which reported the news of the GMP shutdown, that staffing shortages and fears of another shutdown soon to be imposed contributed to the decision. Boris Johnson is due to make an imminent decision on whether to impose a two-week lockdown before or after Christmas.
The cancellation of shows for an unprecedented week is for the “GMB” program, which has continued broadcasting throughout the height of the pandemic, including repeated shutdowns. He talks about how dire the COVID-19 situation is in the UK, where records have been repeatedly broken in terms of the number of positive cases over the past week.
On Sunday, GMP host Sean Fletcher revealed he had tested positive for COVID-19 after a lateral flow test and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. However, he made an almost appearance on BBC’s “Sunday Morning Live”, joining the studio team almost from his self-isolation at home.
Susanna Reed, the regular host of “GMP,” is on vacation.