In Karimloo’s other job, in soap Holby City, he has been forced to suspend filming due to the COVID-19 crisis.
He said: “Once the lockdown happened I shot the final scene…. And I remember they just said, ‘Ok, everyone go home, we’ll see you when we call you.’
“It was such an eerie feeling of everyone going home, not knowing what to expect.
“We still don’t know what’s going on but there seems to be some sort of regularity at this point, which is, ‘Stay put until you’re told otherwise,’ but when I look back it was ‘What’re they going to say today?’”