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Phillip Schofield's How To Spend It Well On Holiday pulled over coronavirus
ITV has changed up their schedule at the last minute, seeing Phillip Schofield’s How To Spend It Well On Holiday pulled over coronavirus fears.
The show was set to air on Thursday night at 8.30pm, however, it was replaced with Griff’s Great Australian Adventure, after the number of people diagnosed with the disease rose to 116 in the UK.
A rep for ITV confirmed the news to Metro.co.uk and explained how the programme has been taken off air during the current crisis, but there are plans for it to return to screens at a later date.
They told us: ‘To reflect the latest situation on travelling abroad at this time, this series has been postponed for now and will be screened later in the year.’
It looks as though the network is following in the footsteps of the BBC, who recently broadcast an emergency coronavirus special instead of airing the regular programme, Inside Out.
And it’s not just the small screen that has been affected by the outbreak, as Hollywood has also taken precautions, seeing the delay the release of the upcoming James Bond movie, No Time To Die.
Fans reached out to producers in an open letter where they aired their concerns over contracting the disease while flocking to the cinema to watch the flick.
‘It is time to put public health above marketing release schedules and the cost of cancelling publicity events,’ they said.
The fandom also took a second to point out press tours to China, South Korea and Japan have already been cancelled ahead of the scheduled world premiere – which was due to take part on 31 March.
‘Hundreds of fans and celebrities from around the world will be flying to the UK to attend,’ the statement continued: ‘The Royal Albert Hall capacity is above the 5,000 limit that affected countries are banning for public gatherings.’
The letter added: ‘Just one person, who may not even show symptoms, could infect the rest of the audience. This is not the type of publicity anyone wants.’
Since then, the showrunners issued a statement informing the fandom of the decision to push the release back from 2 April.
‘MGM, Universal and Bond producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, announced today that after careful consideration and thorough evaluation of the global theatrical marketplace, the release of NO TIME TO DIE will be postponed until November 2020,’ it read.
‘The film will be released in the UK on November 12, 2020 with worldwide release dates to follow, including the US launch on November 25, 2020.’
But they need not worry too much, as they’ll still get their James Bond fix when the 007 agent star Daniel Craig hosts an episode of Saturday Night Live.
James Bond will be released in UK cinemas on 12 November, while Metro.co.uk has reached out to ITV for further comment.