Burnley’s Blue Peter event cancelled

Flooding at Towneley
Flooding at Towneley

Blue Peter’s Big Olympic Tour event in Burnley has been cancelled because of the weather.

Towneley Park, where the event was set to be filmed this afternoon, has been left under a sea of water following heavy downpours and high winds.

The show’s producers said: “This is obviously disappointing but the safety of the public and BBC staff has to be our number one priority.

“The decision wasn’t taken lightly and we apologise for any inconvenience and disappointment caused.”

The Olympic Torch Relay will go ahead as scheduled.