Strictly judge Craig declares show could be 'even more spectacular' in lockdown

Craig Revel Horwood has promised Strictly Come Dancing could be ‘even more spectacular’ if they’re forced to do the series amid the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Strictly judge appeared on The Steph Show today, and updated viewers on the current status of the series, which typically kicks off in September. 

While the future of the show is, technically, still a little up in the air as they try and find their way around the self-isolation guidelines put in place by the World Health Organization, Craig is keeping a positive outlook on the show’s future. 

He told Steph McGovern: ‘I’ve spoken to the producers and they’re working through absolutely everything to make it happen. I know, fingers crossed, it will.’

‘There is some way around it, there has to be,’ he asserted. ‘People love the show, it’s great entertainment… 

‘We really want it back and I know BBC One are working extremely hard to make that happen for the audience.’

And he believes that the answers for the show could come in the form of the series’ Australian sister, Dancing With The Stars, which worked around the issue while he was judge. 

‘We managed to do it without a studio audience, and when people needed to be isolated, one couple, for instance, stayed in a hotel for two weeks and they performed live from the hotel roof top,’ he revealed. 


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‘They set remote cameras up and it was absolutely amazing. There was a summer breeze wafting through their costumes and it was amazing,’ Craig continued. 

‘So there is a way around it, and it could be even more spectacular.’

But with cast members normally locked in by June, it’s been rumoured they’re having a more difficult time than previous years in making sure stars actually want to take part.

Hoping to still launch this Autumn, it’s been reported that the team could potentially be forced to move the show to early 2021 to make sure they’re keeping everyone safe.

When approached by Metro.co.uk, the BBC said: ‘We will continue to review all productions on a case by case basis and will continue to follow the latest news and advice from the Foreign Office, World Health Organisation and Public Health England.’

Strictly Come Dancing is currently available for catch-up on BBC iPlayer.

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