Chelsea Flower Show cancelled for the first time since the Second World War

The Chelsea Flower Show has been cancelled due to coronavirus fears.

The Royal Horticultural Society took the decision to cancel the event, which was scheduled to take place from May 19-23, following the latest Government Covid-19 advice.

The society said that with the Government "no longer supporting mass gathering events" all RHS shows, garden events and school visits will be cancelled with immediate effect until June 30.

Famous faces at previous shows include actress Dame Judi Dench, food writer Mary Berry and television presenter Phillip Schofield.

While gardens will remain open, the RHS said there will be "a number of increased precautionary measures in place".

It is the first time Chelsea Flower Show has been cancelled since the Second World War.