Well, I'm sadder for the reason behind the delay than for the delay itself. I felt the need to say what I know out loud because the info is just on their page (and only in italian) and I thought that maybe there were other people waiting for info.
I know the UK isnt as close to you as Italy, but...)
hehe, 1 hour more in a plane would not be problematic. having to reissue my passport would take way longer than that :)