Joe Lycett’s planned live house party on Channel 4 this Christmas has been cancelled.
Joe Lycett: Mummy’s Big Christmas Do! was to see Joe celebrate the return of Christmas as only Joe knows how.
However due to Covid concerns it will no longer be going ahead.
Joe wrote on Twitter: “Unfortunately, due to the progression of the Omicron variant, I am very sad to announce we have cancelled next week’s Mummy’s Big Christmas Do! on Channel 4.
“Mummy doesn’t want any of the team at risk!
“I’m obviously gutted – we had a very fun, loud and colourful show and I hope one day we can do it for you. Lots of love, Mummy xxx.”
The 90-minute special was to “celebrate all things queer” as it aired live on Channel 4 with a host of guests, comedy and musical performances.
Channel 4 shared of the show previously: “LIVE Joe Lycett: Mummy’s Big Christmas Do! will get the yuletide party started in sparkling style complete with a large dose of Joe’s trademark wit and a side order of tinsel. Packed to the rafters with special guests, musical performances and stand-up comedy, the live show will celebrate all things queer.
“The specially invited audience will be the real stars of the show – made up of LGBTQ+ icons, allies of the LGBTQ+ community, and local heroes in addition to some people who may well be in for some devilish surprises from Joe.
“The action won’t just stay indoors however as we’ll have fun games, twists and turns and will feature Birmingham as you’ve never seen it before. Will Joe find out who’s been naughty and who’s been nice? Expect presents, snow, a veritable feast of shimmering seasonal goodies and lots of laughs as Joe becomes the angel atop Channel 4’s Christmas Tree.”
Joe Lycett said when the programme was announced: “This show combines three of my favourite things – LGBTQ+ culture, Birmingham and chaotic live television.
“Queer creativity outside of London is the most exciting it has been in years and I can’t wait to introduce Channel 4 viewers to our colourful and anarchic world, with some silliness and a few laughs thrown in.”
Joe Lycett: Mummy’s Big Christmas Do! was scheduled to air on Wednesday, 22 December at 10PM on Channel 4.