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In the last few weeks, the virus has impacted the TV industry in big ways, with shows like Peaky Blinders and Line Of Duty halting production in a bid to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Loose Women began filming without a studio audience on Monday, following Channel 5’s decision for Jeremy Vine’s panel show to do the same, while Ant And Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway has had to abandon plans to film their series finale at Disneyland.
A number of US chat shows have been suspended completely to protect studio staff, including Ellen Degeneres’ talk show and The Late, Late Show with James Corden.
Meanwhile, the BBC has said it is keeping the situation with its audience-based programmes “under review”.