There were concerns that the popular dance competition would be removed from the calendar as social dislocation and self-isolation continued during the COVID-19 epidemic.
Strictly, the bosses plan to fight this by isolating professional dancers with their famous partners for months, and have no audience in the room when they show their sudden movements.
This is despite fears that it will only fuel the Strictly curse, in which a number of celebrities and their dance partners have linked at the expense of their current relationships.
Although it was described as an “emergency backup plan,” Justice Motsi Mabuse strictly stated that it worked well on the German version, which she is currently filming.
With the series launched a month before the lock-in restrictions were put in place, producers had to make quick decisions to keep the show on the road.
Speaking of how it worked, Motsi said, “The couples are all together. We don’t have an audience, we cut off the applause. “
Showbiz Editor Choices
An insider told The Sun, “Strictly is so up in the air right now – but it’s too important to the Beeb that the plans aren’t put in place.
“The stars would be placed in isolation with their professional partners more than a week before the start of the series to avoid any risk of illness. “
The plan would involve the pairing remaining together so that they can train as a couple and have minimal contact with someone else.
The source continued, “The strict curse is something the bosses want to avoid every year because they want it to remain a family show – but it’s a risk they are willing to take. “
With Strictly being one of the biggest TV shows, Auntie Beeb plans to do whatever it takes to make sure it continues this year.
Do you have a story to sell? Contact us at [email protected] or call us directly on 0207 29 33033.