Strict Oti Mabuse struggles to keep her eyes peeled as she heads home after NINE O’clock training – amid claims ‘quarantine bubbles could be reintroduced’ after Covid fiasco
She made her dance debut with Ugo Monye last week.
And it looked like the long hours in the training room were starting to take their toll on Strictly Come Dancing pro Oti Mabuse, as she headed home Monday after another day of practice.
The dancer, 31, wrapped in a cozy black peplum coat as she left the studio after another day of practice, amid claims bosses are considering reintroducing Covid-safe quarantine bubbles in the wake of the show’s Covid fiasco.
Worn out? Strictly Come Dancing pro Oti Mabuse struggled to keep her eyes open as she left the dance studio after another day of training on Monday
Oti cut a stylish figure in a chic all-black ensemble as she left the studio after training with Ugo.
The reigning champion fought to keep her eyes open after a long day of training as she headed home.
This weekend, Oti will once again take to the floor with rugby star Ugo, having scored 17 out of 40 points for their Samba last week.
Relaxed: the dancer wrapped in a cozy black peplum coat as she left the studio after another day of practice
It comes amid reports that bosses are considering “cutting the show’s live audience and reintroducing quarantine bubbles for celebrities and their professional dancers.”
A crisis meeting is said to have been held last night after Tom Fletcher, 36, and his partner Amy Dowden, 31, tested positive for Covid despite a double shot.
A source has revealed ‘there’s nothing they don’t want to consider’ to keep the show moving full steam ahead.
Progress: Oti takes to the floor again this weekend with rugby star Ugo Monye, after scoring 17 points out of 40 for their Samba last week
They said The sun“These would be radical steps to increase safety on set, but given the difficulties producers have had over the past two weeks, there’s nothing they don’t want to consider.
“But if they had to go down this road, it would be a logistical nightmare and some stars could be faced with a dilemma as many of them are juggling their dance training with their day job.”
Strict’s live shows currently take place to a small audience with cast and crew adhering to social distancing measures.
Decisions: It comes amid reports that bosses are considering ‘cutting live audiences from show and reintroducing bubbles’ after Tom Fletcher and Amy Dowden signed Covid
It follows news that Strictly bosses have admitted they are “not bulletproof” against COVID-19 in the wake of Tom and Amy’s positive tests.
Clearly, show producers were quietly “appalled” after hearing their shock diagnosis on Sunday, with the pair now banned from Saturday’s show as they recover from the contagious respiratory infection.
Amy, who had received her COVID-19 vaccination before contracting the disease, had previously accompanied Tom and his McFly bandmates on their current UK tour.
But the BBC tells MailOnline there are no plans to expand the number of tests, as they are “satisfied” that the measures they have currently taken are as good as possible.
Strictly Come Dancing continues on BBC One at 6:45pm on Saturday.
Plans: But the BBC is unlikely to increase their weekly testing as they are ‘satisfied’ that the measures they have currently taken are the best they can be (pictured is Amy’s post after the news)