BBC delay launch of Prized Apart

The BBC has delayed the launch of their new Saturday night show 'Prized Apart' because they don't want to have a ratings battle with 'Britain's Got Talent'

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Emma Willis

Prized Apart host Emma Willis

The BBC has delayed the launch of their latest prime time Saturday night show because they don't want to go head-to-head against 'Britain's Got Talent'.

'Prized Apart' - which will be presented by Emma Willis and Reggie Yates - has been postponed by bosses because they fear a ratings wipeout if they take on Simon Cowell's talent show which airs on ITV and regularly attracts over 10 million viewers.

The new program has been hailed as a "game-changing" format and had been scheduled to start in the spring.

According The Sun newspaper, the show will now launch in the summer after 'BGT' finishes.

Despite long-running favourites 'BGT', 'The X Factor' and 'Strictly Come Dancing' coming under fire for having outdated formats and their viewing figures falling, they have still managed to see off a string of big money shows, many of which have been axed after just one or two series.

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