Bradley Walsh's ITV show delays new series to next week at last minute

Rianne Houghton
·2-min read
Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

From Digital Spy

Bradley Walsh may have now officially left Doctor Who as Graham O'Brien, but the actor and presenter has plenty of projects to keep him busy.

However, one of those projects – father-and-son series Bradley & Barney Walsh: Breaking Dad – hit an unforeseen snag when its new series premiere was pushed back at the last minute yesterday evening (January 4).

ITV had been promoting the show's first episode that very same day, promising fans that Bradley and Barney would be taking on "weird and wonderful activities across Europe" in the travel documentary.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

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But just a few short hours before Breaking Dad's planned air time of 8pm, ITV confirmed a schedule change in light of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's address to the nation about the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Pushing its premiere back a week, the channel announced that Bradley & Barney Walsh: Breaking Dad would instead begin Monday, January 11 at 8pm. Providing there's not another press conference, that is.

The latest run of Breaking Dad will follow Bradley and Barney as they tour Europe, after previously travelling across the US in the first two series.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

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Explaining their decision behind the location change, Barney said: "We did two trips to America and we loved America and going to different states – it is like a microcosm of the world.

"But we really wanted to go and do something different and Europe was great because we could do a different country each episode and see different cultures. We went to places you wouldn't usually, like Slovenia."

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