TV and Showbiz / 13-03-2020

Channel Ten CANCELS live studio audiences amid coronavirus pandemic

Channel Ten has cancelled studio audiences amid the coronavirus pandemic.

A spokesperson for the network told The Daily Telegraph's Confidential on Friday that the change is effective immediately.

The Project, Studio 10, Dancing With The Stars and Australian Survivor: All Stars Reunion will be filmed without a studio audience. 

Channel Ten CANCELS live studio audiences amid coronavirus pandemic

Effective immediately: Channel Ten has CANCELLED studio audiences as a 'precautionary measure' amid the coronavirus pandemic. Pictured from left to right: The Project's Peter Helliar, Waleed Aly and Carrie Bickmore 

'As a precautionary measure, The Project, Studio 10, Dancing With The Stars and Australian Survivor: All Stars Reunion will go audience-free for the moment,' the spokesperson said.

'There will be no disruption to the filming or on-air broadcast of these shows.' 

American television shows including The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Wendy Williams Show have also decided to tape episodes without a live studio audience.  

Audience-free: Channel Ten announced on Friday that The Project, Studio 10, Dancing With The Stars and Australian Survivor: All Stars Reunion will go audience-free for the moment. Pictured: Chloe Lattanzi and her dance partner Gustavo Viglio on the current season of DWTS 

Global sport events have also been affected, with the Australian Grand Prix cancelled on Friday.

The NBA (National Basketball Association) has suspended its season after a player tested positive for coronavirus, while Australian football codes, the NRL and AFL, are in discussions. 

A number of music events have either been postponed or cancelled - including American festival Coachella, which has been pushed back to October.  

No disruption to the schedule: 'There will be no disruption to the filming or on-air broadcast of these shows,' a network spokesperson said. Pictured: The Studio 10 panel 

Worldwide: American television shows including The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Wendy Williams Show have also decided to tape episodes without a live studio audience. Pictured: Jacqui Patterson from the current season of Australian Survivor: All Stars 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness accompanied by fever, coughing, sore throat, shortness of breath and fatigue. It can produce pneumonia.

The spread of the disease, which began in Wuhan, China, has seen over 130,000 cases worldwide and more than 4,000 fatalities.

The total number of Australians diagnosed with the virus is now 194, including three deaths.   

Statistics: As of March 13, the total number of Australians diagnosed with the virus is now 194, including three deaths 



13-03-2020 02:46, source: dailymail, by James Foster
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