Countdown to air without live studio audience for second time in show's history - EpicNews

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Countdown has been filmed without a live studio audience due to coronavirus considerations, Channel four has confirmed. In a press release to HELLO!, they stated: “Acting on PHE advice Countdown was filmed without an audience earlier this week.” While it has been extensively reported that that is the primary time that the basic present has gone forward without an audience, the sequence was beforehand filmed without an audience due to a snowstorm some years in the past. 

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Countdown will air without a live studio audience

The present is only one of many to have modified following the coronavirus outbreak, as Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway may also be going forward without a live audience. Speaking in regards to the present, a spokesperson stated: “Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway will go ahead this weekend without a studio audience. Our priority is safeguarding the well-being of everyone involved. The show will be made with a reduced production crew and in accordance with the latest guidance from Public Health England. The team are looking forward to bringing our viewers a brilliant show on Saturday evening.”

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Meanwhile, different sequence together with Peaky Blinders, Line of Duty and EastEnders have paused filming in the course of the pandemic. The official account for Peaky Blinders, which stars Cillian Murphy and Helen McCrory, tweeted: “After much consideration, and in light of the developing situation concerning Covid-19, the start of production of Peaky Blinders Series 6 has been postponed. Huge thanks to our incredible cast and crew, and to all our amazing fans for their continued support.”

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Meanwhile, the assertion from EastEnders learn: “In light of the spread of Covid-19, after much consideration, it has been decided that filming on EastEnders will be postponed until further notice. The decision was made after the latest government update. We will continue to follow the latest news and advice from the World Health Organisation and Public Health England. We have also taken the decision to reduce the amount of episodes we broadcast each week to two, so that we can ensure the audience can continue to enjoy EastEnders in their homes for as long as possible.” 

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