What will live shows such as Ant & Dec and The Last Leg - which rely on audience participation - look like if crowds are declined entry to the studios? Will the cameramen provide the applause? It'll certainly be different to the hosts with a lack of feedback to how they are performing. Whilst hosts such as Andy Collins and Mark Curry are seasoned veterans of playing to no/fake audiences. Will they CGI them in?
The Last Leg doesn't 'rely' on audience participation, they could quite easily just do the show without an audience, and acknowledge it.
There's plenty of precidents for entertainment shows without audiences, Kenny Everetts shows he did at Thames are an excellent example. Radio 4 topical comedy The Now Show (which is on the air at the moment) did an audience-free episode on 7/7/2005 when London's transport system was shut down, they just did it in a conventional studio
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