James Corden, Ellen DeGerenes And Jeremy Vine's Shows Latest To Be Impacted By Coronavirus Outbreak

The entertainment industry is continuing to feel the effects of the virus.

James Corden, Ellen DeGeneres and Jeremy Vine’s shows are the latest to be impacted by the on-going coronavirus outbreak.

In the US, a number of the late night talk shows have already been taken off the air in order to protect the virus spreading among audiences and studio workers.

Now it has been confirmed James’ The Late Late Show will also suspend production, as will Ellen DeGeneres’ eponymous daily talk show.

James Corden, Ellen DeGeneres and Jeremy Vine
James Corden, Ellen DeGeneres and Jeremy Vine

Announcing work on The Late Late Show was also being paused, James tweeted: “After much deliberation we’ve decided to suspend The Late Late Show for the time being.

“We really explored every option to try and put a show on for you,but right now feel the safest thing to do is to stop for a moment and take advice further down the line. Stay safe out there x x.”

Ellen said she is “already bored” as production on her chat show was suspended.

The news comes a day after producers said DeGeneres would continue to film but without a live studio audience.

Revealing the full suspension on Twitter, she wrote: “Hey there. Me again. So, after some more thought, we have decided to suspend production completely until March 30th.

“We just want to take every precaution to ensure that we do our part to keep everyone healthy.

“I love you guys, and can’t wait to come back. I’m already bored.”

Meanwhile, here in the UK, Jeremy Vine’s daily Channel 5 morning discussion show has announced it will no longer film with a studio audience.

Channel 5 said in a statement: “As a precautionary measure we have taken the decision not to have a live studio audience for The Jeremy Vine Show for the time being.

“We will continue to monitor and review official guidelines and advice.”

However, the UK TV industry could be further impacted as the government is on the verge of banning mass gatherings in an attempt to halt the spread of the virus.

This could mean shows like Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway and Loose Women could have to film behind closed doors.

ITV has already been forced to cancel Saturday Night Takeaway’s upcoming live final from Walt Disney World in Florida, after the park announced it would be closing its doors from Monday.

The effect of coronavirus has been widely felt across the entertainment industry, with Radio 1 calling off their Big Weekend festival, which was due to take place in Dundee in May.

The releases of films including Mulan, No Time To Die, Fast & Furious 9 and A Quiet Place II have also been pushed back.


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