London:The 2020 series of Strictly Come Dancing could be cancelled if Britain goes into a second full lockdown, according to new reports.
Show sources said that the BBC would be ‘unable’ to delay the series until next year in the worst case scenario that lockdown is reinstated. The 2020 series is set to launch on October 17.
The latest claim comes as singer HRVY tested positive for COVID-19 and now must quarantine and get a negative test result after twp weeks to ensure he keeps his place in the show.
A source said that the website: ‘The BBC are 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. ‘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.’
‘Celebs caught in the act have been told they face being chopped from the show. It’s a case of one strike and they’re out.’
The Strictly curse last struck in 2018 when Stacey Dooley, 33, left her long-term boyfriend for dance partner Kevin Clifton.
Comedian Seann Walsh and his then married dance partner Katya Jones also caused controversy in 2018 when they were photographed kissing after being partnered up.