National Television Awards between events postponed as national mourning begins

The National Television Awards will be rescheduled to next month as a mark of respect following the Queen’s death, organizers have announced.

His award ceremony was scheduled to take place on September 15 from Wembley’s OVO Arena but now it will be held on October 13.

Several entertainment events have been canceled or postponed as a period of national mourning begins for the late king.

A statement shared on the awards show’s Twitter said: “We have decided to postpone this year’s National Television Awards out of respect following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

“The 2022 NTAs will now take place on Thursday, October 13, live from The OVO Arena Wembley.

It also confirmed that all tickets will remain valid for the new date and that viewership voting has been paused until September 20 and will then remain open until the day of the ceremony.

Among those nominated for the award was Tom Parker, who was posthumously shortlisted for a documentary about a charity concert he gave six months before his death. at the age of 33 to support cancer research.

Presenting duo Ant and Dec, Good Morning Britain host Kate Garraway and stars from the hit Netflix series Bridgerton were also among the stars vying for a spot.

In the arts world, the chairman of the Fourth Plinth Commission Group announced that all activities will be halted for a period of national mourning.

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Artist Samson Kambala with an Antelope stand design (Victoria Jones/PA)

A sculpture created by Malawi-born artist Samson Kambalu was scheduled to be unveiled on a stand in Trafalgar Square on September 14 but this will be rescheduled to a later date. there.

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The sculpture, entitled Antelope, depicts a 1914 photograph of Baptist missionary John Chilembwe and European missionary John Chorley.

Ekow Eshun, chairman of the operations group, said in a statement: “The Fourth Operations Group is deeply saddened by the death of Queen Elizabeth II and would like to pay tribute to their support and protection. Her lifelong support of the arts and the cultural world.

“We join the nation in conveying our sincerest sympathies to the royal family at this difficult time.

“As a mark of respect, all activities for the Fourth Quaternary will be paused for a period of national mourning and the unveiling of a new sculpture by Samson Kambalu scheduled for Wednesday, September 14, 2022 will be be rescheduled.”

The BBC also announced that Radio 2’s Live In Leeds event will not take place next weekend.

A statement said: “Following the very sad news of the Queen’s death, as a sign of respect, BBC Radio 2 Live in Leeds will now no longer take place on Saturday the 17th and Sunday the day. September 18.

“Ticket holders will be refunded through the ticket provider.”

BBC’s Last Night Of The Proms, scheduled for Saturday 10 September, was previously canceled out of respect.

Luxury fashion brands Burberry and Raf Simons have also announced the cancellation of their catwalk shows at London Fashion Week from September 16-20.

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