Good Morning Britain to take a break over New Year

Virgin Radio

21 Dec 2021, 11:23

Pic: The Sun

The ITV show is going off-air to give producers and presenters a break.

Show bosses announced the programme won't be airing between Wednesday 29th December and Tuesday 4th January.

Producers and presenters had previously agreed to work on the shows during that time, however due to Covid fears the shows are being cancelled instead.

Presenters are currently doing their own make-up and people in the studio are being kept to a minimum.

It's not yet known what show will replace it.

A Christmas day edition has already been pre-recorded and will still air as planned.

Fans have praised Good Morning Britain for managing to stay on-air throughout the pandemic, and this is the first time it has been cancelled.

A spokesperson confirmed: “There is a special GMB Christmas Day show which airs from 7-9am. 

“GMB was due to be on air from Weds 29th - Fri 31st December 2021 but due to the pandemic and to protect our teams, we have decided to give them an extended break. 

“GMB will not broadcast next week, but will be back on air on Tues 4th Jan 2022.”

A TV source said: “This is all but unheard of, to lose a whole week of a flagship show like this.

“It just shows how alarmed everyone is within the network and on the show itself.

“We even aired throughout the height of the pandemic, but lately it is becoming near impossible with staffing shortages and fears about the Christmas period being derailed for everyone.

“Hopefully things will get back to normal early in the New Year – it’s a big blow for the network, and for advertising too.”

Former host Piers Morgan is due to return to our screens next year, after he tweeted about a new global TV show in thr works.