Organisers of Ultimate Love have announced that the reality television show will end on Sunday, March 29, 2020, a week earlier than scheduled due to fears over the spread of coronavirus.
Broadcast on MultiChoice’s DSTV and GOtv, the first edition of Ultimate Love which kicked off on Sunday, February 9 and was supposed to run for eight weeks has been cut short by one week.
The organisers in their announcement on Tuesday, March 24 said the show has been cut due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus in Nigeria.
“Whilst we know the show has garnered appreciable fans and viewers across Africa, it has become pertinent for us to join the ongoing efforts by the government and global public health officials to flatten the curve against the coronavirus,” part of the announcement read.
The final voting will now be open from Wednesday, March 25 and end on Friday, March 27.
Love guests unaware
Since it emerged in Wuhan, China, the whole world has had to deal with the spread of the coronavirus.
Nigeria’s index case was confirmed in late February and since then, more than 40 cases have been confirmed.
The remaining love guests as the Ultimate Love contestants are called are still not aware of what’s happening in the outside world
A source at MultiChoice had told Pulse that the organisers were going to meet to decide on the next course of action which was to cut the show by a week.