I am not sure how ITV can justify launching Dancing on Ice during the worse part of the pandemic so far.
I know they can’t film it at home but seems a bit rich that ice rinks are closed across the country and people are staying at home but ITV can use there own Ice rink because apparently they are ‘covid secure’.
Regardless if they are regularly tested it is a tv show not a professional sport. Ice skating is a fairly dangerous sport so I would hope no one will require any medical assistance during the series.
The pandemic is much worse than when Strictly started and needs to be delayed or cancelled.
Whilst I agree people need to wake up, I don’t think TV production is the problem here. Indeed, with all the protocols in place it sounds like a TV set is one of the safest places to be and I think there have been very few cases on them (so far!).
Worth remembering that TV was never actually ordered to shut down back in March, they all just stopped because they didn’t have any safety measures in place, which is no longer the case.
I don’t see why producing Dancing on Ice is any worse than any other TV show being made just now. I don’t see why it’s any worse than continuing to produce the soaps or other entertainment shows.
Ice Skating is more dangerous than answering questions on a quiz show. Fully agree this isn't the time to launch it and I think what really is "essential" during the worst stage of this pandemic will be a major point of discussion this week given comments by teaching unions and scientists over the last couple of days.
To be honest I think things like the soaps and entertainment should stop filming for a few weeks. People need to wake up to how deadly this phase of the pandemic is.
I fail to see how not filming EastEnders, Coronation Street and Emmerdale (and the others) will allow people to "wake up".
Realistically if the new Chris Whitty adverts don't do the job, nothing will.
Especially when stopping filming soaps "for a few weeks" now wouldn't affect anything on screen anyway until weeks or months down the line when they run out of episodes again (who knows how far in advance they are since they returned!). Also worth noting that for the first lockdown in March, we were still watching episodes of soaps which had all been filmed pre-Covid. They even cut down the weekly slots so we could watch Ian Beale, Rita Tanner and their ilk swanning around in a world where Covid didn't exist across as long a period as possible. And that didn't stop people understanding the seriousness of the situation or lessen the adherence to the lockdown rules at the time.