Strictly Come Dancing: Len Goodman exposes 'impossible' behind-the-scenes secret



20.04.2020 14:54

The BBC reality show is set to return later this year despite the ongoing coronavirus lockdown. However, former Strictly Come Dancing judge Len Goodman has now exposed a backstage secret that causes problems every year and could prove ‘impossible’ this year also for the judges and dancers. BACK BRITAIN'S BRAVE NHS HEROES - CLICK HERE NOW

Len Goodman announced he would be stepping down from his role as head judge on Strictly Come Dancing back in 2016 after 12 years on the show. The BBC announced soon after, Shirley Ballas would be taking Len’s place and the judge has been a big part of the show since. However, with a number of BBC and ITV shows in limbo at the moment after the coronavirus lockdown was announced, Strictly Come Dancing bosses haven’t ruled anything out. A Strictly spokesperson told “We are of course looking at contingency plans and what happens in what eventuality bearing in mind we don’t know what the guidelines will be in three weeks, let alone five months.”READ MORE: Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly in Strictly Come Dancing shake-up

Len joined Steph McGovern on The Steph Show today to talk about how he and his family were doing during the current global crisis and the conversation quickly moved on to Strictly Come Dancing. Len explained: “Yesterday, joy of joys, we got a Tesco delivery, we’ve been waiting for months.”Steph quickly interrupted: “It’s the same as getting Strictly tickets online to see the show, isn’t it Len?Len laughed and added: “I think it's harder isn’t it? It’s impossible.

“Do you know, on Strictly I could have made a fortune because people used to say ‘can you get us some tickets? I don’t mind what it costs,’ but you can’t.“I was allowed two-a-week and I think the pros are allowed two-a-week. I think some of the celebrities can get more, but it's impossible.” The professional dancers have now all been announced after two family favourites stepped down just last month. Professional dancers Kevin Clifton and AJ Pritchard announced they would be leaving the show in order to pursue different projects, however, their replacements have not yet been announced. DON'T MISS...Strictly Come Dancing 2020 ‘confirmed’ despite Coronavirus warning [SHOCK]Strictly Come Dancing: Craig Revel Horwood hits out at 'fixing' claims [TV ROW]Strictly Come Dancing: First royal to sign up revealed? [REVEALED]

However, with the ongoing coronavirus lockdown being extended in the bid to slow the spread of the virus down, one of the other Strictly judges has suggested a way around it. Motsi Mabuse joined Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford on This Morning last week and the hosts were itching to find out what the future held for the show. The German version of Strictly Come Dancing hasn’t stopped because of the coronavirus pandemic and that is because the dancers have been isolating together away from everyone else and filming without an audience. Speaking about how it has worked, Motsi said: "The couples are all together. We do not have an audience, we cut in applause."This, of course, has raised eyebrows, what with the infamous ‘Strictly curse’, that seems to raise its ugly head at least once a year.

An unnamed source recently told The Sun: “There are no fixed plans in place yet but the team is considering all of the options."They are taking note of what’s being done on other versions of the show, such as Let’s Dance in Germany.”“One idea on the table is that of double eliminations, which would allow us to cut the number of episodes we air if we are forced to launch the show later than we would like to.”BBC has been contacted for a comment. Strictly fans will just have to wait and see what the BBC bosses decide to do later this year, and also be on the lookout for when they announce the celebrities taking part, in the summer. Strictly Come Dancing is set to continue on BBC One later this year.


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