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Coronavirus - Impact on live/recorded shows

Several talk programmes have cancelled studio audiences

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gottago London London
Last week's Drag Race UK featured them suspending production in March and then returning a whole 7 months later to continue the competition. I assume the contestants were all living together for the rest of the series.

What I can't work out is why they've adjusted the panelist order during the judging stage. It was previously Alan/Graham, Michelle, Ru, guest. Now it's Michelle, Ru, Alan/Graham, guest. They haven't played with the line up before so it must be Covid related. I guess it might be an attempt to group the two permanent judges away from the two constantly changing judges though given they've got screens between them I'm not sure it makes much of a difference anyway?
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Flux London London
Last week's Drag Race UK featured them suspending production in March and then returning a whole 7 months later to continue the competition. I assume the contestants were all living together for the rest of the series.

What I can't work out is why they've adjusted the panelist order during the judging stage. It was previously Alan/Graham, Michelle, Ru, guest. Now it's Michelle, Ru, Alan/Graham, guest. They haven't played with the line up before so it must be Covid related. I guess it might be an attempt to group the two permanent judges away from the two constantly changing judges though given they've got screens between them I'm not sure it makes much of a difference anyway?


I tried to work out if there was a reason for this positioning too, but I honestly think it's simply that Michelle had taken that end position in the newly distanced version of the US show (which was filmed during the break in filming the UK version) and they just maintained that positioning when they returned to finish the UK series.

Apart from the panel positioning and the forced break in production, Drag Race in general has been very successful in airing relatively "normal" looking and feeling series on both sides of the pond.
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Joe
Last week's Drag Race UK featured them suspending production in March and then returning a whole 7 months later to continue the competition.

Blimey – a lot can happen in a week!
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Meridian AM Meridian (South) South Today
It is rather odd that Quirke wouldn't want to work with Robson, isn't it? I've seen speculation somewhere that they might have fallen out, which I hope is not true.


It's being reported in a couple of papers and online today that Quirke and Robson did fall out after all, which may explain why she and her son aren't in it anymore, that we were discussing here.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/pauline-quirke-quit-birds-feather-23538521

Nothing about a new series yet. I don't think the Christmas episode was good, although they did well considering the Covid restrictions.
Last edited by Meridian AM on 21 February 2021 10:37pm
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Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Mastermind Australia had their contestants competing remotely for the final stages. Looks like they were in a studio elsewhere.

Be nicer and more tolerant to each other. Them's the rules.

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