Strictly Craig Revel Horwood emphasizes that the show’s isolation rules will not ignite the infamous ‘curse’
Strictly Craig Revel Horwood emphasizes that the show’s isolation rules will not ignite the ‘curse’ … amid claims that pros will be locked up for SIX WEEKS
Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood has laughed and claims the show’s new isolation rules will cause the so-called ‘curse’.
The outspoken TV star, 55, insisted that couples should only return to their homes after rehearsals, as bosses are introducing strict new measures because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It is in response to reports that Strictly pros will leave their families in the lockdown six weeks before the show’s return to ensure they are safe to film.
Unlikely: Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood, 55, has laughed with claims that the show’s new isolation rules will cause the so-called ‘curse’
Craig told Best magazine that he doesn’t believe the combinations will be more intense this year, despite the new rules.
He said, “Haha, unfortunately not. Because they will not live together. The rule is that the dancer can go back to their house, and the celeb to their house or a hotel. ‘
Craig added that because of travel issues, reports say Bruno Tonioli may not appear in this year’s series that bosses may appoint guest judges to take his place.
He said, “Desperate times call for desperate measures. We are lucky to be on our way at all. People strictly – and it happens – need hell or high water. ‘
Changes: The TV star insisted that couples should only return to their homes after rehearsals due to strict COVID-19 measures (Katya and Neil Jones pictured)
Earlier this month, it was reported that Strictly Pros could stay in a hotel for up to six weeks to pre-film some of the dance routines that would appear on the show.
Bosses are thought to introduce strict new measures to ensure that the series continues this fall, as they thought the show won’t air until the fall.
The show’s dancers and crew will be held at a London hotel for four weeks starting next month and taken to the BBC studios in Elstree, Hertfordshire to film their routines.
Judges: Craig (far left) added that after reports Bruno Tonioli may not appear in this year’s series due to travel issues, bosses may appoint guest judges to take his place
According to The sun, then they isolate themselves for another two weeks before meeting their famous dance partners.
The source added, “The barrier only affects people who must be within two meters of each other. They are constantly tested – that goes without saying. ‘
Strictly 2020 will last nine weeks instead of the usual thirteen and will not start until late October amid the COVID-19 crisis, according to reports.
Precautions: Earlier this month, it was reported that Strictly Pros could stay in a hotel for up to six weeks to pre-film some of the dance routines (above the 2019 cast)
BBC Director of Content Charlotte Moore has also revealed that producers are still assessing contingency plans, such as enforcing a face mask rule, dancing two meters apart, and even quarantining celebrities and professional dancers.
Charlotte said The times: ‘We are looking at how that would work. Can you quarantine people? Can we test everyone before we start filming? A lot of work is being done. It is a major task. ‘
She also said fans could see the show live without a live audience, with the BBC also testing participants’ temperatures and installing glass partitions in the studio ‘so people feel even better protected’.
Questions: BBC Director of Content Charlotte Moore also revealed that producers are still assessing contingency plans and possibly filming the new series without a live audience