Strictly Come Dancing will return this year with a socially-distanced live studio audience as viewers can sit in ‘family bubbles’ when the series starts.
With the BBC One show confirming that it will be returning, they have outlined the safety measures that have been put in place to ensure the safety of everyone as it continues to be aired in front of its traditional live studio audience following the global Covid-19 pandemic.
While Strictly is filmed at Hertfordshire’s Elstree Studios, producers have said that ‘family bubbles’ of up to four will be allowed to attend the show, though all members of the public will be required to wear protective face masks and social distance.
A statement on the ticket application reads: “To make the most of limited space we’ll have in the studio this year because of our social distancing measures, for the first time ever tickets will be allocated to groups of four, allowing you to come along as a family bubble/household group.”
“We’ll be able to seat family groups of up to four people from the same household / social bubble at cabaret tables and in balcony seating. Cabaret tables and balcony seats will be allocated randomly, in advance of your arrival at the studio.” – The statement concluded.
Though it seems this year’s annual Blackpool special will not be going ahead for the first time in its history.
In a statement, producers said: “Blackpool is a milestone moment in every series of Strictly that our audience, our celebs, and professional dancers look forward to.”
“Whilst we’ll be unable to physically go to Blackpool this series, we’ll still be celebrating this iconic venue and bringing it to life from our studio in Elstree.” – The statement added.
Strictly Come Dancing normally travels to Blackpool for one weekend towards the middle of the series, with those remaining being able to have the chance to perform in the well-known Tower Ballroom.
Filming for the new series of Strictly this year is reportedly scheduled to start in September, with the professional dancers’ group routines being pre-recorded once they have all completed their two weeks of isolation.
Strictly Come Dancing 2020 confirmed its final contestants who are YouTube star HRVY, Home Secretary Jacqui Smith, Clara Amfo, Jason Bell, JJ Chalmers, Ranvir Singh, Jamie Laing, Nicola Adams, Caroline Quentin, Bill Bailey, Max George, and Maisie Smith.
The show promises to be exciting and fans are happy that they can attend in ‘family bubbles’.