#Covid-19: Filming for Great British Bake Off 2020 has been postponed due to coronavirus
Filming for Great British Bake Off 2020 has been postponed due to coronavirus.
The Channel 4 series typically films between April and July.
But given the current restrictions in the UK, a spokesperson for Love Productions confirmed that the filming for the series has been put on hold for now.
"We continue to monitor the situation and follow the advice of Public Health England and we will delay filming on Bake Off until it is safe to proceed," they told Deadline.
The delay comes a few weeks after it was announced that Matt Lucas would be joining the show to host alongside Noel Fielding.
"I’m chuffed to bits to be joining the most delicious show on television. I can’t wait to break bread with Noel, Prue and Paul and meet the brilliant bakers. And bearing in mind my love of cake, I’ve already ordered some much larger trousers in anticipation. See you in the tent," the comedian/actor said.
“I love Matt. I love his warmth and his comedy and his big joyful smile. I think if we play our cards right we could become the next Chas and Morph," Noel said.
Both Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith also shared their delight about the comedian joining the Great British Bake Off family.
“I’m a genuine fan of Matt’s, it is such great news he will be joining us in the tent, he’s a fantastic addition to the team," Paul said, while Prue added: “The combination of Matt Lucas and Noel Fielding! Will we stop laughing and get any filming done?”