‘Celebrity Race Across The World’: Production Postponed On Studio Lambert’s BBC Adventure Format
EXCLUSIVE*: Celeb Race Throughout The World* is the most recent worldwide format to have been hit by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Manufacturing has been postponed on the BBC One collection, which was set to start out filming subsequent month. The present is produced by All3Media-backed Undercover Boss producer Studio Lambert.
The six-part world journey format is a star spin-off of Studio Lambert’s Race Throughout The World. The unique present will return for its second season on BBC Two later this month as manufacturing had already completed earlier than the virus hit.
Celeb Race Throughout The World follows 4 celebrities who race with a member of the family or pal across the globe with out the usage of planes or any trappings of modern-day life. They’re stripped of all mod-cons, together with smartphones, the web or bank cards, and need to depend on their very own expertise with a purpose to succeed. The one factor they do have is the money equal of a one-way airfare to their remaining vacation spot.
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The collection was ordered final October by David Brindley, the BBC’s former Head of Commissioning, Standard Factual and Factual Leisure, who left the broadcaster to run ITV-backed manufacturing firm Twofour, and BBC director of content material Charlotte Moore.
The postponement, telegraphed by Deadline final week, is just not a shock given it’s the most high-profile British tv challenge that entails solid shifting round a world hit by COVID-19. There are actually over 100,000 worldwide circumstances of the virus with over 4,000 confirmed circumstances.
Deadline revealed final week that British broadcasters together with the BBC, ITV, Channel Four and Channel 5 had put collectively a listing of at-risk exhibits and have been making selections whether or not to go forward with tasks.
“Celeb Race Throughout the World entails contestants travelling throughout numerous totally different nations, and provided that official recommendation in relation to particular nations is regularly altering in step with the unfold of Covid-19, Studio Lambert has determined to delay manufacturing on this collection in session with and supported by the BBC. We are going to proceed to overview all productions on a case by case foundation following the most recent information and recommendation from the International Workplace, World Well being Organisation and Public Well being England,” a BBC spokeswoman informed Deadline.