The One Show DELAYED: BBC show suffers scheduling shake-up for Covid announcement

PMQs: Boris Johnson apologises for Downing Street party video

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On Wednesday, BBC host Ronan Keating announced The One Show would be delayed due to the Prime Minister’s latest announcement. Ahead of BBC News at Six, the Boyzone singer explained the show would air at a later time of 7.30pm, instead of the usual 7pm.

“Tonight’s The One Show is on slightly later at 7.30pm,” Ronan began.

“And we are cruising into Christmas with Jane McDonald.”

Michelle Ackerley continued: “Harry Potter actor Evanna Lynch reveals how her magical role helped her recover from an eating disorder.”

“And Watchdog’s Matt Allwright meets the employees scammed by someone pretending to be their boss.”

“See you at 7.30pm,” Michelle concluded before it cut to the news.

The BBC News at Six then began with Huw Edwards reporting live from Salford and Boris Johnson delivering his latest Downing Street briefing.

“The fallout continues after that Downing Street video appearing to make fun of a party during lockdown,” Huw began.

“The No.10 aid seen laughing with colleagues was emotional today. She resigned a short while ago.”

After playing a clip, Huw continued: “That video dated from a year ago has brought calls for Boris Johnson’s resignation.

“But he still claims that the party didn’t happen.

“Now we are expecting a news conference at Downing Street on extra Covid measures for England,” Huw explained.

“We will join that as and when it happens.”

On Wednesday evening, Mr Johnson laid out Plan B measures for Christmas.

The measures will include people working from home and vaccine passports.

Plan B was created in the autumn in the event of new dangers being presented by coronavirus and the new Omicron variant.

Some of the Plan B restrictions have already been brought in, such as mandatory mask-wearing in public spaces such as shops, restaurants and public transport.

All other measures will come into place a week today on Wednesday, December 15.

Mr Johnson told the Downing Street press conference: “It has become increasingly clear that Omicron is growing much faster than the previous Delta variant and is spreading rapidly all around the world.”

While 568 cases had been confirmed in the UK “the true number is certain to be much higher”.

“Most worryingly, there is evidence that the doubling time of Omicron could currently be between two and three days.”

The One Show airs weekdays at 7pm on BBC One.

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