Filming was scheduled to start on Britain's Got Talent on 17th January at the London Coliseum. However, due to the country now in lockdown the show has been postponed indefinitely.
Simon Cowell who is currently on holiday in Barbados had planned to return for the new series which would have been is first television appearance since his back injury.
Producers accepted it was no longer feasible for people to leave home for the audition stage, the making of which involves hundreds of people.
A spokesperson for BGT said: "The filming for the 15th series of Britain's Got Talent has been postponed from its proposed record dates in late January.
"With the announcement of the latest Government health guidelines and with our priority of safeguarding the well-being of everyone involved in our programmes we, together with the production teams at Thames and Syco, have taken the decision to move the record and broadcast of the forthcoming series.. We will confirm revised dates in due course."
Hopefully they can begin filming later in the year with the show screening in the Autumn television schedule.