UK: TV Channel Briefly Goes Off Air to Encourage Viewers to Clap For NHS

Posted on May 21, 2020 12:27 pm
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Television channel ITV briefly went off air to encourage people in the UK to take part in the weekly ‘clap for the NHS’ event.

Yes, really.

“No TV allowed during worship,” remarked a Twitter user who took a photo of the message, which said, “We’ll be back soon – #ClapForCarers.”

No TV allowed during worship.

— TheRawTweet (@RawTweet1337) May 21, 2020

Clap for carers is a weekly ritual whereby Brits are urged to stand outside their houses and on their balconies to applaud health workers.

The practice has been called cringeworthy and akin to a religious ceremony