BBC makes HUGE schedule shake-up for August bank holiday – and some viewers will hate it

Xmas has occur early to the Beeb — with 3 festive specials set to air on BBC 3 in excess of the August Bank Holiday.

The elves at Broadcasting Residence have thrown out the normal favourites like RuPaul’s Drag Race and Glow Up, in favour of the yuletide hits.

Christmas has come early to the Beeb — with THREE festive specials set to air on BBC Three


Christmas has arrive early to the Beeb — with Three festive specials set to air on BBC 3Credit rating: Getty
The Bank Holiday Monday festivities begin at 7pm with Top Gear: Driving Home For Christmas


The Bank Holiday break Monday festivities start off at 7pm with Major Equipment: Driving Home For ChristmasCredit: BBC

That is negative information if you wince at just about every perform of Mariah Carey’s wintery tunes and grumble about dropped pine needles.

The Financial institution Vacation Monday festivities commence at 7pm with Best Equipment: Driving Property For Xmas.

Initially broadcast in 2021, it follows Freddie Flintoff, Chris Harris and Paddy McGuiness as they engage in “car mystery Santa” to transport a large Xmas tree across Britain.

At 8pm, clean from the series’ National Tv Award shortlisting for Most effective Comedy, will come Ghosts’ festive specific.

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Then 2020 film Dropped At Christmas, a romcom about two strangers stranded in the Scottish Highlands on Xmas Eve, airs at 8.25pm.

Simon Kendrick, the channel’s head of scheduling reported: “As it is the last Financial institution Holiday break right before Xmas, we’re hoping viewers will treat them-elves with BBC Three’s tree-mendous festive line-up.”

Three are not the only types fiddling with the schedules this 7 days.

On ITV, Jonathan Ross grew to become the most recent casualty of a shake-up to make place for the Rugby Environment Cup, the team levels of which get started on September 8.

His Saturday night show has been dropped, with the impending 21st sequence pushed way back again to 2024.

Detective drama Grant­chester has also shed its spot and will not be on screens until next calendar year.

Davina McCall’s The Masked Dancer and Chris Kamara’s Ninja Warrior was also “rested” to make room for the egg-chasers.

A resource mentioned: “It’s all transform in the program but at minimum BBC 3 is having exciting with it.

“Scrooges will say it’s much too early but festive telly is a single of the number of explanations to seem forward to darkish evenings.”

Yesterday I uncovered that Michelle Keegan’s Brassic was receiving its initially at any time festive distinctive.

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