The bosses of Strictly Come Dancing are reportedly “frustrated” as Katie McGlynn’s Hollyoaks filming engagements collide with her rehearsals for the show.
The actress, 28, is currently juggling her role as Becky Quentin on the Channel 4 soap opera with grueling rehearsals for the BBC dance show alongside her professional partner Gorka Marquez.
However, it is said that the bosses of Strictly are unimpressed that the star’s filming at Liverpool’s Hollyoaks studios cuts off her vital dance training, and it has been reported that “tensions are mounting” behind the scenes.
Conflicts: Strictly Come Dancing bosses reportedly ‘frustrated’ as Katie McGlynn’s Hollyoaks filming engagements collide with her rehearsals for the show (pictured with Gorka Marquez)
A source told The Sun: “Tensions appear to be mounting as the actor struggles to juggle his two major engagements.
“There’s no suggestion that Katie herself is to blame. It is pulled one way by Hollyoaks and the other by Strictly.
They added of the former Coronation Street star: “But there is no doubt that she is exhausted from her schedule and she is not training as much as she would like with Gorka, who even organized rehearsals in Manchester to make his life easier. . ‘
Busy bee: The actress, 28, is currently juggling her role as Becky Quentin on the Channel 4 soap opera with grueling rehearsals for the BBC dance show alongside Gorka
MailOnline has reached out to representatives for Strictly and Hollyoaks for comment.
The Manchester-based TV star currently spends much of her week in Liverpool filming scenes as Becky – a role she landed in June this year – before moving back down south to Strictly Live broadcasts on weekends.
Last weekend, the Rochdale-born beauty finished in the middle of the table with 22 points behind her and Gorka’s fiery tango.
However, representatives for Strictly made it clear that Katie’s door was not to blame in the situation, with a spokesperson telling the publication, “The suggestion that the production of Strictly is disappointed by Katie for any reason is categorically wrong. “
Uh oh: However, it is said that the bosses of Strictly are unimpressed that the star’s filming at Hollyoaks Studios in Liverpool is interrupting her vital dance training, and it has been reported that “tensions are mounting ” in the wings
While a representative for Hollyoaks added: “Earlier this week, the outdoor stages were delayed by the wet weather. We then rescheduled a scene for Katie to witness her training. We will all support her tonight.
It comes amid reports that bosses plan to “remove live audiences from the show and reintroduce quarantine bubbles for celebrities and their professional dancers.”
A crisis meeting was reportedly held after Tom Fletcher, 36, and his partner Amy Dowden, 31, tested positive for Covid despite receiving a double blow.
Problems: “Tensions seem to be rising as the actor struggles to juggle his two major commitments. There is no suggestion that Katie herself is to blame ‘
A source revealed “that there is nothing they are not willing to consider” in order to move the series forward at full speed.
They told The Sun: “These would be drastic steps to take to increase safety on set, but given the difficulties producers have faced over the past two weeks, there is nothing they are not. ready to consider.
“But if they were to take that route, it would be a logistical nightmare and could leave some stars in a dilemma, as many of them juggle their dance training with their daytime job. “
Rulings: It comes as bosses consider ‘removing live audiences from show and reintroducing bubbles’ after Tom Fletcher and Amy Dowden contract Covid
Strictly’s live performances are currently taking place in front of a small audience with actors and a team respecting social distancing measures.
This follows the announcement that the bosses of Strictly have admitted they are “not bulletproof” against COVID-19 following positive tests from Tom and Amy.
It is understood that the show producers were quietly “dismayed” after hearing of their shock diagnosis on Sunday, with the couple now banned from Saturday’s show as they recover from the contagious respiratory virus.
Amy, who received her COVID-19 vaccination before contracting the disease, had previously accompanied Tom and his band mates McFly on their current tour of the UK.
But the BBC told MailOnline there are no plans to increase testing because it is “satisfied” that the measures currently in place are as good as they can get.
Strictly Come Dancing continues Saturday at 6:45 p.m. on BBC One.
Plans: But the BBC is unlikely to increase its weekly testing as it is ‘satisfied’ that the measures it currently has in place are as good as they can get (pictured, Amy’s post after the news)