Good Morning Britain cancelled between Christmas and New Year amid Covid fears

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Good Morning Britain cancelled between Christmas and New Year amid Covid fears

TV bosses have pulled the plug on Good Morning Britian between Christmas and New Year amid the Covid surge.

The Good Morning Britain breakfast hosts will be given an extended break over the festive period.

GMB will still have a special broadcast on Christmas Day from 7am until 9am.

Previously, it had been planned to run from Wednesday December 29 to Friday December 31.

However, TV bosses have decided to axe the shows pencilled in during that time to “protect” the TV team and now they won’t return to work until January.

 (ITV / GMB)

The breakfast show will return to the small screen on January Tuesday 4.

“There is a special GMB Christmas Day show which airs from 7-9am,” a spokesperson confirmed in a statement.

“GMB was due to be on air from Weds 29th - Fri 31st December 2021 but due to the pandemic and to protect our teams, we have decided to give them an extended break.

“GMB will not broadcast next week, but will be back on air on Tues 4th Jan 2022.”

The presenters include Susanna Reid, Ben Shephard, Ranvir Singh, Charlotte Hawkins and Kate Garraway.

It comes as Covid cases exploded in London in the lead up to Christmas.

The capital has been hit with 140,000 confirmed Covid cases in a week after they rocketed by up to 500 per cent among young adults and also increased among pensioners, an Evening Standard analysis reveals.

Hundreds of thousands more Londoners had booster jabs in the last week in a race to get the capital better protected against the Omicron variant.

Londoners have been queuing to get their jabs in a bid to stop its hospitals being overwhelmed.

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