Britain’s Got Talent Christmas special shut down after coronavirus outbreak

Britain's Got Talent 's Christmas special was reportedly shut down this morning (Tuesday, 13 October) due to a coronavirus outbreak.

The ITV show was about to embark on their first day of filming the festive special when the Covid-19 scare occurred.

According to The Sun, at least three crew members tested positive for the virus before production started on the spin-off show.

Panicked bosses quickly closed down the production, and crew were told not to show up as filming was cancelled.

The episode was set to see some of the most beloved BGT acts return to the stage in the Christmas special.

The staff who tested positive, and those working closely with them, were told to self-isolate in line with government guidelines.

Bosses said that filming has been "postponed" as "safety of all those involved in the show is our number one priority".

A source told The Sun: "It's the last thing Britain’s Got Talent bosses would have wanted on day one of the new production.

"Everything was ready to go so they’re gutted it’s immediately ground to a halt. Everyone was told to stay away and those involved now must self-isolate.

"They can take no chances, particularly with some of the returning winners potentially vulnerable."

A spokeswoman for the show told the publication: "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.

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"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."

Daily Star Online have contacted representatives of Britain's Got Talent for comment.

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