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While it has been confirmed Ant And Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway will go ahead with a studio audience as normal on Saturday night, the show could be impacted by potential changes from the government.
On our way in to prepare your #SaturdayNightTakeaway for tonight. We’re business as usual and will be for as long as we are able and allowed. We’ll do our best to bring you a few smiles. See you on the telly!
— antanddec (@antanddec) March 14, 2020
It is believed it is on the verge of banning mass gatherings in an attempt to halt the spread of the virus, which could mean studio audiences are stopped.
Channel 5 has already announced that Jeremy Vine’s daily discussion show will be filmed without an audience from Monday, while a number of US chat shows have been suspended completely to protect studio staff.
Elsewhere in the entertainment industry, Radio 1 has called off their Big Weekend festival, which was due to take place in Dundee in May, while the releases of films including Mulan, No Time To Die, Fast & Furious 9 and A Quiet Place II have also been pushed back.
Ant And Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway airs on Saturday at 7pm on ITV.