‘Almost NINE MILLION people’ could still be waiting for their coronavirus stimulus check to arrive – The Sun

ALMOST nine million Americans could still be waiting for their stimulus check to arrive, despite more than $267 billion of financial aid having already been distributed.

The IRS has sent about 159 million stimulus payments as of Wednesday, a Treasury Department spokesperson said, but many Americans may still need to take steps to receive their payments.

The Treasury didn't have an estimate on the number of Americans yet to receive aid, but CBS calculated it could be as many as 9 million people.

Another round of stimulus checks has been touted by a new Heroes Act pushed forward by the Democrats.

Checks would come as part of a $3trillion package that was passed in the House last month.

The fourth coronavirus stimulus package is currently making its way through the Senate.


A summary of the HEROES Act funds notes under direct payments that "a second round of more substantial economic impact payments of $1,200 per family member" would be given.

In the first round of checks, single taxpayers that fell under a certain income bracket got $1,200, couples received $2,400, and an additional $500 per child was given amid the coronavirus pandemic.

This means the new wave of checks would see a $700 boost for depends and children.

Families could receive a max of $6,000 per household.

In the first wave of direct payments, no money was given for adults that could be claimed as dependents – including those with disabilities and college students.

The new act would close the loophole.

Other funds as part of the HEROES Act would give $1trillion to local, state, territorial and tribal governments, $200billion in hazard pay to essential workers, and $75 billion for COVID-19 testing, tracing and isolation.

It would also extend unemployment benefits, giving the $600 boost to Americans until January, the summary states.

Currently, the unemployment benefits are set to run out in July.

Unemployment rates in April hit 14.7 percent – the highest they've been since the Great Depression.

More than 40million people have filed jobless claims amid the pandemic.

The Heroes Act was passed in the House, where Democrats hold a majority.

It's expected to get shredded in the Senate, however, where Republicans hold a majority of seats.

Although the bill is backed by many Democrats, some have recently showed favor for other "targeted" relief first.

"I think the next round we’ve got to be more targeted to those who are really in need," Democratic Sen Ben Cardin of Maryland said, as reported by The Hill.

 

"So I hope we can target this a little bit better to those who have been hit hard because of COVID-19,” he added.

Republicans have favored re-opening the country amid virus lockdowns, as opposed to giving more checks.

President Donald Trump is reportedly planning to meet with advisors regarding the next COVID-19 relief package.

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Kid’s body pulled from river close to where two missing toddlers were last seen ‘walking holding hands’ – The Sun

A CHILD's body has been pulled from a river close to where two missing toddlers were seen together walking and "holding hands."

The kids — Miracle Crook, 3, and Tony Crook, 2 — were last seen on May 22 near the Verdigris River in Oklahoma.

A body was taken out of the water on Tuesday night and authorities are working to identify the child, the Tulsa Police Department wrote in a Facebook post.

"We are working closely with the agencies to determine the identification of the victim and will provide more information as it becomes available," police said.

"Since there is a possibility that this is related to the two children missing in Tulsa, we are coordinating with these agencies and will provide everyone more information as soon as it becomes available."

The two children were last seen by their mom, Donisha Willis, who was arrested on Friday night on charges of child endangerment.


Investigators said the mother refused to talk to them and claimed she told them the toddlers "don't even matter."

Shortly before they were last seen by Willis around 8am, Miracle and Tony were pictured on security footage at the nearby Ryan's Mingo convenience store.

The mother, according to police, doesn't have legal custody of the children.

"We are at our wits end trying to find these children," Tulsa Police Chief Wendall Franklin recently said. "The possibility exists that these children are harmed."

"There's only two things that can happen here: these children are either on someone's couch asleep, and the people that they're with don't know that these children are missing, or these children are dead."

The police chief warned the children "cannot survive alone" and urged anyone with information to contact them.

"There’s absolutely no way they could’ve survived 24 hours out here by themselves, so we need the public to help," he said.

"I understand it’s a holiday weekend. I understand that people are at the lake and enjoying family, but we need to get this case solved."

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Dominic Cummings added 'coronavirus' into an old blog post weeks ago

Internet sleuths find Dominic Cummings added mention of coronavirus into a year-old blog post just weeks ago after he said he warned about pandemics ‘last year’

  • PM’s special adviser said at Downing Street on Monday he had written about the ‘urgent need for planning’ for a coronavirus pandemic in 2019
  • Mr Cummings is now facing charges of having misled the public by pretending to have warned about coronaviruses last year
  • Internet archives suggest he secretly edited a March 2019 blog last month 
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Dominic Cummings has been accused of editing a blog post last month to make it seem that he had warned of coronaviruses last year. 

The PM’s special adviser said on Monday at Downing Street that he had written about the ‘urgent need for planning’ for a coronavirus pandemic in 2019.

Speaking at a press conference in which he denied breaking lockdown, Mr Cummings claimed: ‘For years, I have warned of the dangers of pandemics. Last year I wrote about the possible threat of coronaviruses and the urgent need for planning.’ 

This appears to have been a reference to his personal blog where he regularly writes about complex issue of interest, including scientific issues.

However, Mr Cummings is facing charges of revising his blog posts to retroactively include references to coronavirus following Monday’s conference.

Accusations by MPs that Boris Johnson’s key aide may have misled the British public by pretending he had warned of the threat of coronavirus before the pandemic began come amid widespread anger that Mr Cummings may have broken lockdown. 

Boris Johnson’s chief adviser Dominic Cummings has been accused of editing a blog post last month to make it seem that he had warned of coronaviruses last year

The blog post was secretly edited on April 14, 2020, the day Mr Cummings returned to Downing Street after his controversial trip to Durham, internet archives suggest

The PM is under immense pressure to sack his chief adviser from a growing number of Tory MPs, after junior minister Douglas Ross resigned from the government. 

The only blog post on Mr Cummings’ WordPress site to contain a reference to coronaviruses is one published on March 4, 2019.

It quotes research published by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists from February 2019 on how security flaws in labs working with pathogens could lead to pandemics.

The blog post was secretly edited on April 14, 2020, the day Mr Cummings returned to Downing Street after his controversial trip to Durham, internet archives suggest.

A section about an incident in which virus researchers in China accidentally caused a SARS outbreak in 2004 was added last month. 


The PM (left) is under immense pressure to sack his chief adviser from a growing number of Tory MPs, after junior minister Douglas Ross (right) resigned from the government

Mr Johnson’s chief adviser is now accused misleading the public by pretending he had warned of the threat of coronavirus before the pandemic by MPs

Mr Cummings wrote: ‘Two researchers conducting virus research were exposed to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) coronavirus samples that were incompletely inactivated. The researchers subsequently transmitted SARS to others, leading to several infections and one death in 2004.’ 

Mr Johnson’s chief adviser is now accused misleading the public by pretending he had warned of the threat of coronavirus before the pandemic by MPs.

Labour peer Lord Adonis thundered: ‘The saga of Mr Cummings rewriting his blogs to claim he warned about (coronavirus) pandemics, when he didn’t, is I suspect just the first of many things he said yesterday which will unravel.’

Wera Hobhouse, the Lib Dem MP for Bath, said: ‘This is another lie that Cummings told to the British people at the press conference.’

Jens Wiechers, the data scientist who spotted the edit, tweeted: ‘This is a really petty detail I admit, but it’s the kind of casual dishonesty and re-engineering of the past that immediately and irrevocably destroys a person’s reputation for me. 

A No 10 source said: ‘Mr Cummings has warned about the dangers of pandemics for years and the urgent need for planning. In his blog post of March last year, he drew attention to an important story in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists about natural and engineered pandemics including Coronaviruses.’

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Chrissy Teigen's Latest Cravings Collection Sells Out After Drama

Something to celebrate! After a difficult few weeks amid drama with Alison Roman, Chrissy Teigen was thrilled when her latest collection of Cravings dishes completely sold out online.

The Bring the Funny judge, 34, took to her Instagram Stories on Monday, May 25, to give her followers a peek at her latest creations, which she was understandably very proud of. “The prettiest plate set in all of the land,” she said with a laugh as she showed off the new light-gray dishes. “I finally got the full set, I had samples for so long. Now they’re here in my home and they’re so beautiful.”

The Cravings author added: “I can’t believe this came to life, it’s so cool.” She then flipped over a plate to give her followers a look at the branding on the back. “It has my name on it! she gushed.

After showing off the newbies, Teigen then walked over to her kitchen shelves, which were packed with other merchandise from earlier Cravings collections. “My entire kitchen is officially decked out in all Cravings,” she explained. “Yay!”

In a separate post on her Instagram account, Teigen shared a similar look at her newest dishes. “Tits and plates. That’s my #brand,” she quipped in the caption. “Avail at @target and @Macys!! I think. I don’t f–king know honestly consider it a fun hunt.”

In an “update” in the comments just a few minutes later, the Lip Sync Battle cohost clarified that the collection was, in fact, on sale at Macy’s. However, it was out of stock approximately an hour after Teigen first posted about it.

“Another update: all sold out 😩😩😩,” she explained. “I’ll let you know as soon as they’re back!!”

This impressive feat for Teigen comes about three weeks after Roman, 34, came under fire for comments she made in a New Consumer interview about the star’s success. “What Chrissy Teigen has done is so crazy to me. She had a successful cookbook. And then it was, like: Boom, line at Target. Boom, now she has an Instagram page that has over a million followers where it’s just, like, people running a content farm for her,” the Dining In author said. “That horrifies me and it’s not something that I ever want to do. I don’t aspire to that. But like, who’s laughing now? Because she’s making a ton of f–king money.”

In the wake of the criticism, Teigen tweeted that it was a “huge bummer” to see Roman slam her. She then temporarily left Twitter earlier this month after users began criticizing her and her children because of her role in the drama.

Meanwhile, Roman released two public apologies for her remarks, calling them “stupid, careless and insensitive.” She also revealed that her criticism was rooted in her “own insecurity.”

Still, even after Teigen accepted the apology on Twitter, The New York Times confirmed to Us Weekly on May 19 that Roman’s column for the publication is now on “temporary leave.”

Though the Times didn’t provide a reason for temporarily suspending Roman’s column, Teigen said via Twitter that she was being blamed for the move despite being wholeheartedly against it. “I hope we can laugh about it one day, but I’m not happy with the NYT leave. So she def can’t laugh about it yet,” the Chrissy’s Court host tweeted in response to a user who asked where she stands with the Nothing Fancy author. “It just sucks in every way.”

Teigen, who recently revealed that she makes “zero money” from her Cravings website, later added: “I don’t like this one bit and I’m doing what I can (off Twitter) to make that known.”

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Dan Walker: BBC host replaced on Breakfast after suffering painful injury

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Dan Walker, 43, suffered a painful injury over the bank holiday weekend, which saw him absent from BBC Breakfast on Monday morning. Instead, he was replaced by journalist Roger Johnson who appeared next to Louise Minchin on the iconic red sofa.

I slipped a disc in my back yesterday and am currently on some full-strength painkillers

Dan Walker

The presenter explained he had slipped disc in his back, but didn’t detail how the injury had happened.

He took to Twitter to share the bad news: “I slipped a disc in my back yesterday and am currently on some full-strength painkillers,” he tweeted on Sunday evening.

But on a cheery note, he added: “Have a wonderful bank holiday,” with a thumbs up.

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A slipped disc occurs when the soft cushion of tissue between the bones in your spine pushes out.

But Dan seems to have it all under control and hopefully he’ll be back up and running this week.

His co-host Louise was quick to send her love.

She replied: “Ouch poor you, take care.”

And it seems Dan was missed on the sofa, after being overwhelmed by fans gushing over his make-up skills.

After one viewer wondered how the presenters still look camera-ready in the morning’s despite the coronavirus social distancing guidelines, Dan cleared up any confusion and admitted that they all do their own.

The fan asked: “@mrdanwalker so there’s social distancing on the sofa for the viewers benefit, how are you doing it behind the scenes with make up and hair.”

Dan replied: “We all do our own #LearningToBlend #TZone,” he joked with make-up references.

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Another viewer wasn’t convinced and and slammed his statement “absolute b******s”, but Dan found it all quite funny.

“Love your certainty,” he laughed, while attaching a picture of Louise sorting out her tresses ready for air.

“I present Exhibit A. You could always ask @louiseminchin @BBCNaga or @sallynugent.”

Others jumped to his defence: “It’s been pretty obvious they have all been doing their own make up to be honest!” someone giggled.

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A second rolled their eyes: “I cannot believe people think there is someone still doing your makeup!

“You are all doing a grand job but you can see the difference especially on the news channel.”

Another joked: “In response, please do a day next week in clown makeup.”

BBC Breakfast continues weekdays on BBC One at 6am.

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Strictly Come Dancing to ‘sign up’ pop duo in surprise reunion twist

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BBC show Strictly Come Dancing is due to make a comeback later this year with a new batch of celebrities putting on their dancing shoes. Although the COVID-19 crisis has seen many TV programmes halt production, the broadcaster is still hopeful Strictly will be able to go ahead. Now, with rumours swirling over who could be on this year’s series, Nicki Chapman and Myleene Klass are the latest to be linked with the dance competition. 

Last year’s show was won by Kelvin Fletcher and Oti Mabuse in one of the closest-ever finals. 

Former Emmerdale star, Kelvin, narrowly beat EastEnders star, Emma Barton and CBBC presenter Karim Zeroual. 

With viewing figures remaining strong and the show as popular as ever, fans are already speculating who might sign-up for the next series. 

Bosses are looking to get top names on the bill as they start planning the latest group of celebrities with it looking as though they have a noughties pop-duo in their sights. 

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The Daily Star has reported bosses are keen to sign-up ex-music manager and TV presenter, Nicki Chapman and former HearSay singer, Myleene Klass. 

The pair both appeared on Popstars: The Rivals back in 2001, which propelled them to fame for different reasons. 

Myleene auditioned for HearSay, becoming part of the girl group alongside Kym Marsh and Suzanne Shaw and later moved into classical music in recent years. 

Nicki was on the panel for the singing contest alongside Nigel Lythgoe and Paul Adam, later becoming part of the line-up for the panel on Pop Idol. 

A source told The Daily Star: “Strictly want both to be in the line-up. 

“They are household names and haven’t really worked together since Popstars so it would be an amazing reunion.”

Another name who has been strongly linked with this year’s show is Maya Jama – who recently stepped down from her Radio 1 show, citing other commitments taking up her time – could an appearance on Strictly be on the cards?

The latest odds from bookmakers Paddy Power currently have the former DJ as the favourite to take to the dancefloor at 1/2. 

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A Spokesman from Paddy Power said “Maya Jama giving up her regular Radio 1 slot feels like the biggest hint yet that she’s taking on extra filming that requires her to free up her schedule.

“As a result, we’ve made her top of the list to be part of the next Strictly line-up, despite the fact she’s previously said they’d have to add a dancehall section to get her involved.”

Another name who could be on the line-up is Jamie Laing, who was forced to pull out the competition last year after sustaining a foot injury early on.

He was replaced by Kelvin Fletcher who went onto win the show but the Made in Chelsea star is reportedly keen to return.

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Strictly’s veteran professional Anton Du Beke spoke out on his desire for Jamie to return, telling Radio Times: “I hope he does it this year.

“I don’t know if they’ve asked him, but if they do, I hope he does it. He was lovely, so I hope he comes back and does it.”

The show’s fate was thrown into question due to the current coronavirus outbreak, with bosses thinking up ways of how it could go ahead as planned.

Suggestions have included filming without a studio audience or isolating the contestants during their stint on the show but it’s yet to be revealed how this year’s show will look. 

Express.co.uk has contacted a Strictly Come Dancing representative for comment. 

Strictly Come Dancing can be streamed on BBC iPlayer now. 

 

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Strictly Come Dancing’s Katya Jones teases ‘rule change’ ahead of series return

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Strictly Come Dancing bosses have been working around the clock trying to figure out how they’re going to bring BBC’s biggest talent show to life amid the coronavirus pandemic. And pro dancer Katya Jones has hinted that there will be multiple rule changes if it all goes ahead.

I think we’ll need to wait and hear how the rules are going to change further on because we normally start at the end of July/ beginning of August, so things might drastically change of course with the social distancing and things like that

Katya Jones

Fans expected this series to be a little different to past years as bosses have a lot to contend with.

As the government are slowly relaxing England’s lockdown restrictions, they have announced certain measures must still be adhered to.

Social distancing remains of upmost importance so as to curb the spread of he virus, therefore preventing a second outbreak.

And as the number of new COVID-19 cases seem to be dropping in some parts of the country, it’s a sign things could be starting to settle.

And with all this going on, Katya believes we’re all in dire need of a bit of Strictly fun to raise spirits.

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“Obviously everybody is just waiting to hear what’s gonna happen,” she told FUBAR Radio of the 2020 series fate.

“But I think the nation needs some sparkles of Strictly!”

The Russian ballroom dancer revealed the latest updates she had been given from the team behind the glitz and glam: “I just know that everybody’s working really, really hard to make it work.

“I think we’ll need to wait and hear how the rules are going to change further on because we normally start at the end of July/ beginning of August, so things might drastically change of course with the social distancing and things like that.

“But I really, really think we all need it!”

There have been rumours that when the series airs, the changes will include dropping the Blackpool special episode due to the size of the audience.

It also sees numerous group dances which would go against government guidelines, but BBC has yet to announce whether this will be the case.

In an interview with Steph McGovern on her self-titled Channel 4 show, Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood hoped the show would return this year.

While discussing social distancing methods, the suggestion of using remote cameras sparked interest.

“When I did it in Australia, we managed to do it without a studio audience,” he said.

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“And when people needed to be isolated, one couple, for instance, stayed in a hotel for two weeks and they performed live from the hotel rooftop. They set remote cameras up and it was absolutely amazing.

“There was a summer breeze wafting through their costumes and it was amazing. So there is a way around it, and it could be even more spectacular.”

Fans have their fingers crossed for the show to come together.

And it seems Katya be looking forward to getting back to work as well, after revealing she hasn’t danced at all throughout the lockdown – ironically!

“I swear, I did one class, I led one class, and that’s it. I’ve not danced at all!” she giggled.

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Instead, the 31-year-old has been busy doing other things, like signing up as an NHS Volunteer Responder.

The voluntary role has seen over 750,000 people sign up to relieve pressure on the NHS in England by supporting those most at risk to stay safe and well at home.

Due to her location, she admitted she hadn’t been very busy – but when the phone did go off, she felt it was rewarding to help someone in need.

“I live in quite a small town and there hasn’t been anything going on,” she explained.

“Then today the alarm went off on my phone and I’m like, ‘What’s going on? I don’t know what to do!’ It was one of the patients. An elderly couple needed their medicine picking up from the pharmacy and taking to them and I was buzzing!”

Strictly is set to return later this year on BBC One.

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EastEnders’ Tiffany Butcher star Maisie Smith speaks out on quitting BBC soap

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EastEnders’ Maisie Smith, who plays Tiffany Butcher, has admitted she’d like her career on the BBC soap to be a long one. She revealed it’s be “quite cool” to have her whole life played out on-screen.

If I started and ended my career like Dot [Cotton], that’s pretty iconic. It’s definitely the goal

Maisie Smith

Maisie joined the cast of EastEnders in 2008, appearing at the age of six as Bianca Jackson’s (played by Patsy Palmer) daughter.

A few months after her casting, Maisie told The Echo: “I love being on EastEnders.

“I really get on with Patsy who plays my mum. She looks after me so well. It’s like I’m her real daughter some days. Everyone is really nice.”

According to her mother, young Tiffany was an “exaggerated role” of her real personality.

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Maisie continued telling the publication: “I’m glad I get to be cheeky and say some funny lines. I would never want to be a goody goody.”

She added: “I think I will want to be an actress forever now.”

And as Maisie grows up, it seems EastEnders’ Tiffany will follow suit as the star revealed her ambitions to be a long-running character.

Now aged 18, Tiff is currently at the centre of a racial discrimination storyline surrounding her husband Keegan Taylor (Zack Morris).

As the two experience the highs and low points of marriage, Maisie has no plans to walk away from Albert Square anytime soon.

Discussing her life goals, she told Inside Soap magazine recently: “That would be quite cool, wouldn’t it? To have my entire life shown on EastEnders.

“If I started and ended my career like Dot [Cotton], that’s pretty iconic. It’s definitely the goal.”

Actress June Brown who plays the legendary Dot, first joined the show in 1985, the year it was created.

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But she shocked fans earlier this year after she announced she had stepped down from the BBC soap after not appearing in an episode since January.

In a radio interview with Rani Singh, she revealed she didn’t want a retainer contract for the show.

“I don’t want a retainer. I’ve left. I’ve left for good,” she said.

“I’ve sent myself to Ireland and that’s where she’ll stay. I’ve left EastEnders.”

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The news hit fans of the laundrette hard, as she was one of the longest-running characters still on-screen.

An EastEnders spokesman said the “door remains open” to the 93-year-old, if she should ever want to return.

With her goal’s set in mind, viewers could see Maisie’s character span another 35 years as she emulates the longevity of the Albert Square legend.

EastEnders continues on Monday at 7.30pm on BBC One.

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Norwich first Premier League club to question whether there should be relegation & say Leeds promotion could be BLOCKED – The Sun

NORWICH have become the first Premier League club to openly question whether there should be relegation.

The bottom side’s sporting director Stuart Webber claims top two Leeds and West Brom should both be BLOCKED from promotion unless they complete the Championship season.

The Canaries chief reckons it would be unfair if his club are relegated after playing all their matches but two other teams land a Prem spot via the points-per-game system.

Norwich are six points adrift with nine games to play but Webber said: “It needs to be settled on the pitch, not off it.

“A big question we have around restarting is it’s fine if we restart and three teams are relegated. But the Championship has to play all of its games also.

"What we could not accept is we play out all of our games, get relegated, but then the Championship can’t play and automatically promote some teams.

“It’s a bit like saying the FA Cup finishes now. We’re in the quarter-finals — does that mean we win the Cup, qualify for Europe and all get a medal?

“It’s a really important sporting point, it needs to be settled on the pitch, both coming up or going down, and we accept that. If we get relegated on the pitch it’s not nice but not a surprise.”

Webber was talking to Gary Neville in a Sky Sports interview.

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Countdown’s Rachel Riley gives worrying update on Channel 4 show return

Countdown is one of the longest running British TV shows still on our screens, but the popular daytime quiz show has, like Amy, had to take a leave of absence amid the coronavirus outbreak. As the pandemic continues to wreak havoc all over the world, many TV productions have been forced to halt filming in the interest the cast and crew’s safety.

Nick is in the protected age category, so we won’t be rushing back — safety remains paramount

Countdown falls into that category, as Channel 4 had to pump the breaks just as they started filming the new series.

Speaking to Radio Times, mathematics whizz Rachel Riley provided fans with an update on the future of the program.

“We’re playing it by ear,” she admitted to the publication.

“Nick is in the protected age category, so we won’t be rushing back — safety remains paramount.

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She revealed: “So Channel 4 will be reshowing some Champion of Champions episodes that haven’t been aired for a few years instead.”

But there might be a light at the end of the tunnel.

Speaking to Mirror Online, Rachel and the show’s host Nick Hewer dished Channel 4 bosses have a date in mind when Countdown can resume production.

“There is a provisional date for July,” she said.

“When we go back we won’t have any audience unfortunately. But like the rest of the country, we are just going to play it by ear.”

“When we are in the studio we should be able to be socially distance as there is the space. The space in the studio is OK, we can mic ourselves up.”

Even though Nick’s safety is of manic concern, the host revealed he couldn’t wait to get back to work.

“I will go back happily to the studio if not cautiously, I will keep my distance. But nothing will stop Countdown,” he said.

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“You can trust over-70s to be responsible, they know their vulnerability.”

The 76-year-old will be, like many, has been in strict quarantine as they are deemed “clinically vulnerable” to contracting the deadly virus.

The BBC reported there are about nine million people over 70 in the UK, which is about 14 percent of the population.

In the ONS figures up to 24 April, 81.5 percent of the deaths in England and Wales which were coronavirus related, were people aged over 70.

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But it seems there could be hope for he new series to return swiftly, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement last Sunday.

With his three-step plan outlining how the UK can move forward, it seems many productions could get the go-ahead to resume filming if they can do so safely and still implement social distancing.

The new series of Countdown may come sooner than we think!

Rachel’s full interview is available to read now in Radio Times.

Countdown airs weekdays at 2.10pm.

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