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BBC Studioworks welcomes back live audiences

Audiences will be back at Elstree and Television Centre from today

BBC Studioworks is welcoming audiences back to its facilities at Elstree and Television Centre from today.

Following the latest easing of England’s lockdown, live studio audiences are able to return.

Over the next few days, BBC Studioworks will play host to:

  • The Goes Wrong Show, a Big Talk/Mischief Screen in association with Lionsgate production for the BBC
  • The Jonathan Ross Show, a Hotsauce TV/ITV Studios production for ITV
  • Piers Morgan Life Stories, an ITV Studios production for ITV
  • The Martin Lewis Money Show, a Multistory Media production for ITV

Audiences at all shows will be subject to stringent safety measures and protocols including mandatory temperature checks with thermal cameras and will be required to wear face masks.

“We’re delighted to enable the safe return of audiences for our clients,” said Jon Noakes, commercial director, BBC Studioworks. “For the type of light entertainment productions we facilitate, there’s nothing quite like a live audience and the fullness of audience participation to add atmosphere.

“While we’ve achieved some really clever remote audience solutions in partnership with our clients during lockdown, such as the virtual audience for Saturday Night Takeaway for ITV, there’s no substitute for in-house audience reactions.”