Gardeners’ World Replaced in BBC Schedule Shake-Up
In a major schedule shake-up, tonight’s edition of Gardeners’ World has been replaced by the BBC. TV presenter Adam Frost revealed on Lorraine that the popular horticultural show will not be airing as usual. Instead, BBC Two will be broadcasting its highly anticipated coverage of the First Night of the Proms. Clive Myrie is set to host the live broadcast from the Royal Albert Hall as the classical music festival kicks off.
Expressing her disappointment, Lorraine exclaimed on her ITV show, “It’s outrageous that Gardeners’ World isn’t on tonight because of The Proms, but it will be back next Friday.” Adam Frost quickly responded, “It will indeed be back next week, and his lordship will also be returning after a couple of weeks off.”
During the interview, Adam candidly discussed his mental health and how the pandemic affected his love for the outdoors. The 53-year-old BBC anchor revealed that gardening lost its appeal and felt like a chore when he was “not very well” during the coronavirus pandemic. He shared how he was diagnosed with “burnout and depression” after isolating in a room in his home. Reflecting on that challenging time, he said, “At that time, I was disconnected from everything, so the garden just looked like a list of jobs. I was in a ‘I’m alright Jack, I haven’t got a problem’ mindset.” He added, “It was really weird because the garden at the time wasn’t providing me with the solace it usually does.”
This change in the schedule follows the cancellation of The One Show. With Wimbledon and the First Night of the Proms dominating the line-up on BBC One and Two, there is no room for the magazine program, which typically airs at 7 pm. Presenter Alex Jones made the surprise announcement at the end of Thursday’s episode but did not provide a reason, leaving fans confused.
It seems that BBC viewers will have to adjust their viewing habits for the evening, as Gardeners’ World and The One Show make way for the coverage of the First Night of the Proms. However, fans can take solace in the fact that both shows will return in the near future.