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MetiNews.Com - The sparkling dance show has taken measures to make it COVID-19 safe for 2020
Breaking News ! Strictly Come Dancing has lifted the lid on how it has been able to return safely for 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic. The 18th series of the much-loved celebrity dance contest opened with a dazzling group number featuring the show's professional dancers. Afterwards hosts Claudia Winkleman took to the stage to tell fans how this was possible under the COVID-19 restrictions, and it made for fascinating viewing. "Earlier in the year our dedicated professional dancers isolated at home before moving into a hotel together and becoming a household," explained Tess. The hosts have to stand two metres apart (Image: BBC One) "Because of this they were able to perform their group dances together," added Claudia. Also the hosts pointed out that this year they're standing two metres apart in line with social distancing. And they have a smaller studio audience this year at Elstree Studios in Hertfordshire who are kept apart in household groups. The opening group number (Image: BBC One) "We have a smaller audience in household groups and socially distanced from each other," continued Tess "As you can see we are following all the guidelines." One dancer in each celeb and professional pairing will live alone for the duration of the series, which is shorter this year starting in October instead of September, and the couples must form a support bubble with each other. Tess explained how it was done (Image: BBC One) And this year's series of the BBC show has kicked off without judge Bruno Tonioli.
. The decision has been made to accommodate Bruno while he takes part in the US version Dancing With The Stars.
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He usually flies back and forth but that's not possible because anyone flying between the US to the UK must self-isolate for two weeks. Bruno will still be involved remotely in the Sunday results shows and return fully towards the end of the series.
The BBC has explained that it is 'doing everything possible' to protect the cast, crew and audience during the filming of Strictly Come Dancing 2020.
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Show bosses explained: "To make it more manageable during these unprecedented times, we have a smaller crew, fewer episodes and less couples. "We are using many creative solutions as well as recognised measures to be able to bring Strictly to your screens, including: isolation, testing, working from home when possible, increased cleaning, sanitizing, bubbles and cohorts. "We are following the current Government advice, industry and BBC specific guidelines and are constantly reviewing and adapting our plans whenever needed." "It has never felt so good to be back," said Tess.
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