Strictly dancers face extreme lockdown measures ahead of October premiere

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The Strictly Come Dancing professional dancers and crew knew they had been dealing with strict lockdown measures ahead of this yr’s collection, however it’s been reported they should quarantine for six weeks.

The Solar says the Strictly dancers shall be minimize off from their households and companions till early September as they keep in a lodge with crew who additionally have to quarantine. After isolating at residence for 2 weeks, they are going to then should kind isolation bubbles with their superstar companions.

BBC One bosses have gone to extreme lengths to make sure the long-running hit dance competitors may go ahead in 2020 because the COVID-19 pandemic continues to play havoc with TV productions.

A Strictly insider advised The Solar: “The crew and dancers are nonetheless reeling at being advised how extreme the measures should be. They’ve left one lockdown for one more. They’ve acquired girlfriends, boyfriends, wives, husbands, kids and pets — it’s not going to be simple being separated for that size of time.”

The dancers and crew will keep in a London lodge from August to rehearse group dances and so they’ll be transported every day to the studios in Elstree. In September they’ll then should self-isolate at residence earlier than they meet their superstar companions and kind bubbles.

The Strictly dancers this yr embody Aljaž Škorjanec, Anton Du Beke, Giovanni Pernice, Gorka Marquez, Amy Dowden, Dianne Buswell, Janette Manrara, Karen Hauer, Katya Jones and Oti Mabuse (pictured, above), who gained the 2019 Glitterball Trophy with Kelvin Fletcher.

As we reported lately, Strictly has been minimize from its regular 13 episodes to 9 for this season and can begin a month later than regular, on 24th October. Strictly bosses haven’t mentioned whether or not the reveals shall be recorded in entrance of stay audiences.

As regular, the celebrities gained’t be introduced till simply earlier than the collection correct begins, however our leisure crew has been speculating in regards to the most definitely contestants for Strictly this yr.

We’ll deliver you newest Strictly information because it occurs. If you happen to’re on the lookout for extra to observe, try our TV information.

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