Sunday Brunch pulled off air at the last minute amid ongoing coronavirus pandemic

Sunday Brunch pulled off air at the last minute as producers say they can’t put health of presenters and crew ‘at risk’ amid ongoing coronavirus pandemic

  • The chat show was due to air on Sunday at 9:30am but was taken from the schedule amid heath concerns for the crew
  • The Sunday Brunch’s Instagram account uploaded a statement confirming the show had been taken off air for the time being 
  • The statement read: ‘We are sad to say that Sunday Brunch will not be on this morning as billed’
  • It also said: ‘We put the health and safety of our team above all else and cannot at this time record the show without risk to our presenters and crew’
  • Guests for the abruptly cancelled episode were set to be Richard Blackwood, Jamie Bamber, Jimmy Akingbola and Fleur East 
  • An old episode of Food Unwrapped starring Jimmy Doherty aired at 9:30am as a replacement, before a repeat of Come Dine With Me at 10:30am 
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Sunday Brunch has been pulled from Channel 4’s schedule at the last minute due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The chat show, hosted by Tim Lovejoy and Simon Rimmer, was due to air on Sunday at 9:30am but was taken from the schedule amid heath concerns for the crew.

The Sunday Brunch’s Instagram account uploaded a statement confirming the show had been taken off air for the time being. 

Cancellation: Sunday Brunch has been pulled from Channel 4's schedule at the last minute due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic

Cancellation: Sunday Brunch has been pulled from Channel 4’s schedule at the last minute due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic 

It read: ‘We are sad to say that Sunday Brunch will not be on this morning as billed.

‘We put the health and safety of our team above all else and cannot at this time record the show without risk to our presenters and crew.

‘We very much hope to be back live on Sundays soon.’

Guests for the abruptly cancelled episode were set to be Richard Blackwood, Jamie Bamber, Jimmy Akingbola and Fleur East. 

Decision: The Sunday Brunch's Instagram account uploaded a statement confirming the show had been taken off air for the time being

Decision: The Sunday Brunch’s Instagram account uploaded a statement confirming the show had been taken off air for the time being 

An old episode of Food Unwrapped starring Jimmy Doherty aired at 9:30am as a replacement for the chat show, before a repeat of Come Dine With Me at 10:30am.

Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA completes the stand-in line-up at 11:30am before a return to schedulled programming at 12:30pm.

Several fans of the series took to social media to react to the show being pulled at the last minute.

While many were sad to not be able to enjoy the show, all viewers agreed TV bosses had made the right decision.

One fan said: ‘We would all rather you guys are safe. You’ll be missed,’ while another added: ‘Right thing to do, stay safe.’

Another viewer wrote: ‘Just switched on and noticed you’re not on the planner. Stay safe and see you on the other side.’

Another said: ‘Sensible decision even though Sunday morning will not be the same but nothing is the same right now.’ 

Sunday Brunch is far from the only programme that has been affected by the coronavirus crisis.

 

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