BBC One is to switch protection of the annual midnight fireworks show on the Thames with a 10-minute movie recalling a number of the most uplifting or defining occasions of 2020 because the nation responded to the pandemic.
Different occasions anticipated to function in what Metropolis Corridor describes as a “distinctive broadcast second” embrace the weekly clapping for NHS staff, the institution of the Nightingale area hospitals and the web health courses by Joe Wicks. There will likely be a “message of hope” for the New 12 months.
Mr Khan stated: “The Covid-19 pandemic has meant we’re not in a position to placed on our world-famous public occasion on the banks of the Thames this 12 months, however it’s vital we mirror on and pay tribute to the defining moments of the 12 months and look to 2021 with hope, and that’s why we’re changing it with a novel broadcast on BBC One.
“We all know that New 12 months’s Eve is historically a possibility to point out off our nice metropolis to the remainder of the world, which we’ll nonetheless be doing this 12 months in a present you’ll solely be capable of watch from residence, on the BBC. It will likely be a celebration of hope, but in addition present a second of reflection on the challenges of this 12 months and the best way Londoners pulled collectively.
“Tier 3 restrictions for London stay in place and an infection charges are rising as soon as once more, which is why there is no such thing as a public occasion this 12 months. It’s very important all of us proceed to stay to the principles to scale back the unfold of the virus and I urge Londoners to remain protected by seeing within the new 12 months watching BBC One from the consolation of their residence with these they stay or are bubbled with.”