Strictly fans have been making the same Covid-related complaint about the show

Strictly fans have been making the same Covid-related complaint about the show
Strictly Come Dancing is finally back on screens tonight.

The BBC One dance competition has made its comeback with twelve new celebrities battling it out on the dancefloor for the Glitterball trophy.

Fans have been beyond excited to see Strictly, hosted by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, back on screens after it was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

But within minutes of the show starting on Saturday night, viewers had one Covid-related complaint about the show.

Some have taken issue with the hosts reminding viewers how the whole cast and crew have followed Covid-secure guidelines in order to get the show on air.

The celebrities and their professional dance partners have formed a bubble for the duration of the series, social distancing is taking place on set and everyone involved is regularly tested.

However, fans don’t seem to want to hear about it.

“Alright guys, we know you’ve made #Strictly COVID safe, we don’t care how you’ve done it. Just do the show and stop reminding us about the hell outside,” wrote one.

Another said: “Great show but give up on the Covid stuff. We know you have followed the rules #Strictly.”

Tess and Claudia were making viewers aware of the measures

“New #Strictly drinking game rule: shot every time they remind us how they are keeping covid safe,” a third added.

A fourth also commented: “We know you’re Covid safe. Please stop going on, it’s a dance show not a public information film. Everyone just wants to switch off and enjoy the dancing #Strictly.”

“Just keep the word bubbles and the C word out of it the covid police can do one just for one series I don’t want to hear social distancing just enjoy the show,” another comment read.

Among the measures already mentioned, there’s also a smaller studio audience this year at Elstree Studios in Hertfordshire who are kept apart in household groups and the professional dancers quarantined together earlier this year to perform and pre-recorded all the group dances.

XL subscribe to our newsletter banner

Get the latest news and advice on COVID-19, direct from the experts in your inbox. Join hundreds of thousands who trust experts by subscribing to our newsletter.

Send your news and stories to us news@climaxradio.co.uk or newstories@climaxnewsroom.com and WhatsApp: +447747873668.

Before you go...

Democratic norms are being stress-tested all over the world, and the past few years have thrown up all kinds of questions we didn't know needed clarifying – how long is too long for a parliamentary prorogation? How far should politicians be allowed to intervene in court cases? To monitor these issues as closely as we have in the past we need your support, so please consider donating to The Climax News Room.

Leave a Reply