Channel 4 announces new show that will see a couple get married online after coronavirus lockdown
Since the coronavirus pandemic hit the UK shores, many lives across the nation have been turned upside down.
And, after Boris Johnson’s announcement on Monday 23 March, residents across the country have been forced to put their near-future plans on hold, with birthdays, weddings and other large gatherings cancelled to attempt to stunt the growth of covid-19 cases across the UK.
But, for one lucky couple, their nuptials will still go ahead, with the help of Channel 4 and the internet.
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Lockdown Wedding Live is answering the prayers of one couple, who’s wedding day plans were scrapped after the pandemic caused a lockdown in the UK, banning people across the country from going out unless it is for essential work, exercise or food shopping.
As part of their plan to keep the country and their viewers entertained during these uncertain times, Channel 4 have even got First Dates star Fred Sirieix, who recently got engaged himself, to oversee the nuptials.
Director of programming, Ian Kratz said: “Giving people a structure to their day – and helping them to use their time stuck at home constructively – is going to be incredibly important and I’m delighted to be announcing a range of new programming under the banner of Lockdown Academy.
“We’ve commissioned a range of new shows to help families keep active and happy through the day. This will include Grayson Perry teaching a nationwide art course, Kirstie Allsopp sharing her home crafting ideas and of course Jamie Oliver helping the nation cook from their store cupboard essentials.
“We’ll be broadcasting a wedding celebration live for one couple’s loved ones – and everyone else – to enjoy from the safety of their homes.”
It comes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson banned all mass gatherings including weddings amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Speaking about his new strict measures, he said: “We will stop all gatherings of more than two people in public – excluding people you live with.
“And we’ll stop all social events, including weddings, baptisms and other ceremonies, but excluding funerals.”
This isn’t the only feel-good programme Channel 4 is bringing to our tellyboxes, as Jamie Oliver has also hosted new programme, Keep Cooking and Carry On with Channel 4.
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The programme sees the TV chef cooking delicious meals using things from your cooking – perfect when popping to the shops is slightly rocker than usual.
Writing on his website about his new show, the 44 year old chef said: “You’ve told me what you need, and I’ve listened. In my new show, I’m sharing my easy-to-follow, super-flexible recipes with lots of useful swaps and tips to help you feed yourself and your loved ones in these unique times.
"Let’s celebrate freezer faves, big up the store cupboard and get creative with whatever we have to hand. Let’s keep cooking and carry on!”
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