With Strictly Come Dancing 2020 simply across the nook, followers are determined for information on how COVID-19 will have an effect on the upcoming sequence and its begin date.
However, long-time Strictly professional Anton Du Beke has mentioned that the present’s crew can solely begin engaged on sequence 18 as soon as the Prime Minister permits them to.
Speaking to RadioTimes.com, Du Beke mentioned that he doesn’t know when the dancers will be capable to start rehearsing for the upcoming sequence because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“This is where it stars to get a bit tricky because when we start, then we have to start dancing together and it’s not really easy to do what we do two metres apart from each other,” he mentioned. “I don’t know what the contingency is for that part of the show.”
He added that the Strictly group have been in a position to begin making ready remotely via the usage of video calls. “All the pre-production stuff has been easy enough, they can just do that on Zoom or FaceTime or whatever platform they want to use, but the studio stuff, that’s where it’s going to get tricky.”
“That I suppose is up to Boris [Johnson] really –he will dictate on what we’re allowed to do so we’ll have to wait and see on that bit,” he mentioned.
The authorities launched filming pointers in May which permit TV and movie crews to proceed manufacturing so long as they adhere to two-metre social distancing guidelines.
As a end result, there have been stories that Strictly will go forward this 12 months with no studio viewers, a reside band and group numbers, whereas celebrities and professionals might be required to quarantine beforehand.
Ex-Strictly skilled AJ Pritchard additionally advised RadioTimes.com earlier this month that the group routines could also be in jeopardy for the 2020 sequence because the professionals often begin rehearsing on the finish of July and August.
However, Du Beke, who has been an expert dancer on Strictly since its first sequence in 2004, mentioned that though the coronavirus pandemic may result in social distancing modifications being made to the present, the British public will “want to watch it” this 12 months significantly.
“I think there’ll be a desire for it this year because it is a wonderful thing,” he mentioned. “It is a wonderfully uplifting show and a show of positivity, apart from Craig [Revel Horwood] of course. So I think we’ll be ready for a bit of that.”
Anton Du Beke’s new novel, Moonlight Over Mayfair, is in the stores now, whereas Strictly Come Dancing 2020 is because of air on BBC One later this 12 months. If you’re on the lookout for extra to look at, take a look at our TV information.