Strictly plunged into crisis as two pro-dancers refuse Covid jabs — leaving celebs reluctant to dance with them
STRICTLY has been rocked forward of tonight’s new sequence after two expert dancers refused to get Covid jabs — leaving some celebrities reluctant to be paired with them.
The pair are the one professionals out of 18 to not be vaccinated for the newest run of the BBC hit, hosted by Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly.
It has left Beeb chiefs fearing a spate of show-wrecking Covid circumstances. A present talked about: “A proper outbreak that takes out half the cast would be curtains for the show.”
Concerns have furthermore been raised concerning the return of a keep studio viewers.
Hundreds of followers might have front-row seats for Strictly’s star-studded nineteenth sequence.
BBC chiefs are already dealing with a Covid crisis after educated examined optimistic earlier this week. They have been rushed into isolation with their celeb pairing seemingly to get a mannequin new affiliate.
The present added: “Strictly already has to soar by means of hoops merely to present the chance to broadcast.
“The dancers who acquired’t get vaccinated have been a subject of dialog amongst stable and crew for weeks — even prior to the optimistic take a look at.
“There had been vocal protests from celebrities that they didn’t need to be paired with them.
“It’s a headache for bosses nonetheless employers can’t pressure workers to get jabbed.
“Their stance has furthermore miffed fully completely different professionals, just some of whom didn’t need to get jabbed nonetheless did so for the nice of the present.
“Throw in one dancer already in isolation, and anxiety is at an all-time high.”
As a part of Covid protocols, expert dancers protect at a lodge and file most of their group numbers prematurely. They are examined fairly a number of circumstances every week.
Viewers will be taught which celebrities and dancers have been paired up from 7.45pm tonight. Stars Dan Walker and Ugo Monye had been seen on the London studios yesterday.
Gordon Ramsay’s daughter Tilly arrived moments prior to new expert dancer Nikita Kuzmin, sparking rumours they’re a pair.
Actor Greg Wise and dancer Karen Hauer headed into the venue two minutes aside.
A BBC spokesman talked about final night time: “We do not comment on speculation of somebody’s Covid vaccination status. Production has, and will, continue to follow strict government guidelines to ensure the safety of all on the show.”