With the closure of many cinemas, most of us will be relying on TV for entertainment in the colder months, but if the UK goes into lockdown again it could mean bad news for Strictly Come Dancing fans.

A source has said: “The BBC is fully prepared to axe this series of Strictly if a full lockdown happens. They couldn’t even delay the show until early next year because of a number of issues, including them being unable to use their usual studios. While everyone is hopeful it won’t happen, preparations have been made if it does.”

Speaking to The Sun, the insider continued: “Everyone working on the show has done their utmost to keep it on air and if a local lockdown happens in London, where the studios are, Strictly bosses will ask for special dispensation to see if they can continue.”

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Bosses have been revealing the Strictly line-up over the last few weeks, including Harvey Cantwell, performing under the name HRVY, who has this week tested positive for COVID.

Extra measures have been put in place for safety of the cast and crew, including social bubbles and distancing on set.

Other changes include scrapping the typical panel seating for the judges, they will now sit in their own booths. Meanwhile the audience will be seated at household-only tables.

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