Former Strictly Come Dancing star addresses rumours show will be taken out of studio (Picture: PA)

Strictly star addresses rumours show will be taken out of studio amid pandemic


Strictly Come Dancing could potentially move out of the studio for the 2020 series amid the coronavirus pandemic.

And professional dancer Camilla Sacre-Dallerup has given her take on the rumours after appearing on the show between 2004 and 2008.

The star won the competition before leaving the same year and has since tied the knot with former Hollyoaks actor Kevin Sacre.

When chatting with Hello! magazine ahead of their 10th wedding anniversary, the 46-year-old addressed the current Strictly dilemma.

She told the publication: ‘It is hard to imagine [the show out of the ballroom], as it’s part of the magic. But these are strange times.’

Her words come after the show’s judge Craig Revel Horwood spoke about how they could get around the two metre social distancing rules implemented by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to help stall the spread of Covid-19.
Craig Revel Horwood thinks a new format could work (Picture: Getty Images)

When appearing on Good Morning Britain, he told Lorraine Kelly: ‘There is a contingency plan to bring it to the nation, and of course, it’s such a wonderful and happy show.

‘It’s a lead up to Christmas, and people want to feel good about themselves, I have my fingers crossed, but I’m pretty on board that it’s going to happen.’

The 55-year-old then turned his attention to Dancing With The Stars, which he appeared on earlier this year.

During the show, the dancers took their routines outside and even performed on a hotel rooftop with the sun setting behind them.
Would the show be as magical? (Picture: PA)

Craig went on: ‘What the couples did, is they self-isolated in their hotel rooms which meant they had an enormous amount of time to rehearse.

‘One couple went onto a roof top and did their dance live on the roof top. It was absolutely gorgeous!

‘So there are all sorts of ways you can get around coronavirus. I think [Strictly] could become something really spectacular actually.’

BBC boss is Kate Phillips is currently working out how to get the show on the road while keeping all of the celebrity contestants and dancers safe.

At the virtual Edinburgh TV Festival, she announced: ‘We are absolutely looking very carefully at Strictly and how we could do Strictly this autumn.

‘That is absolutely one of our big priorities, making sure we can bring you a great Strictly. But I think inevitably things are going to change.’

Strictly Come Dancing will hopefully return to BBC One later this year.

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