Why isn’t The One Show on tonight? When is it next on TV?

Where did the seven o'clock staple disappear to?

The One Show

Though we can usually rely on The One Show being a weekday TV staple, the popular magazine show will be off air two days in a row.


Yesterday (22nd March), the Alex Jones-fronted show was pushed back to make way for a Panorama episode on how different governments dealt with COVID-19 presented by Jane Corbin. The documentary was part of this week’s special programming to mark a year since the UK’s first lockdown, which includes a coronavirus briefing by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

There will be no celebrity chit chat or films about badgers tonight (23rd March) either. Instead, The One Show will be replaced by a live BBC News broadcast from a vaccination centre in Newcastle.

Read on to find out why the popular magazine show will be absent from our screens this evening.

Why isn’t The One Show on TV tonight?

The magazine show isn’t on tonight due to the BBC’s special coronavirus programming. Today marks the anniversary of the UK’s first lockdown, with many British broadcasters airing shows that reflect on the past 12 months this week instead of their usual programming.

Following last night’s look at international governments’ response to the pandemic, tonight will see a BBC News special presented by Naga Munchetty and Nick Robinson from a vaccination in Newcastle. The pair will interview guests about how coronavirus has impacted their lives as they discuss how society has changed.

When is The One Show back on TV?

No need to worry, The One Show will be back on our screens tomorrow (Wednesday 24th March) at 7pm as usual.

Alex Jones will be joined by co-host Ronan Keating for the rest of the week. Wednesday’s programme will see the pair present a one-hour special focusing on the positives the past year has brought, celebrating the incredible acts of generosity we’ve seen over the course of the pandemic.


The One Show is back on BBC One on Wednesday night at 7pm. To find out what’s on telly tonight, check out our TV Guide.