MBC Says Satirical Show Not Returning On Friday

A widely watched satirical show hosted by heart surgeon-turned television host Bassem Youssef will not return on Friday like scheduled and previously announced, the MBC said.

The MBC apologized to viewers late on Tuesday as Egyptians continued to vote between former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi for president.

The show, which was suspended on April 20 as not to influence voters, was initially scheduled to return on May 30.

A hashtag calling for the return Bassem, who rose to fame in 2011 during the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak, is now trending on Twitter.

The channel did not name its reasons for not airing the show on Friday.

Source : Aswat Masriya