Strictly Come Dancing pros to form bubble in London hotel ahead of 2021 series

Strictly Come Dancing professionals will follow strict Covid rules whilst filming as the show's bosses are reportedly taking no chances ahead of the new series.

The pros are no strangers to filming with Covid rules after the successes of last year's show – the launch show itself was watched by 8.6million people.

Bosses of the hit show have taken a cautious approach despite the recent relaxation of Covid rules to ensure the series airs without complication.

According to The Sun, the dancers will stay at a London hotel and form a "bubble" to avoid any spread of infection in case of a new coronavirus outbreak.

Four new dancers, including Jowita Przystal, will experience the glitz and glam of the show for the first time whilst having to follow strict Covid rules.

Along with returning favourites such as Giovanni Pernice, Gorka Marquez and Oti Mabuse, Jowita and the other pros will try and get as many of the pre-recorded group dances filmed ahead of the show's start date.

Fans of the show will be all too familiar with Nicola Adams' premature exit from the show last year after her dance partner Katya Jones tested positive for the virus.

Strictly bosses will not want a repeat situation with any of these year's star-studded line-up which includes Loose Women's Judi Love, Corrie star Katie McGlynn and McFly's Tom Fletcher, to name a few.

The show has also revealed that there will a limited number of tickets available to see the show as fans will be allowed back into Elstree Studios in small groups due to carefully monitored capacity levels.

Earlier this month the show was hit by a positive Covid case saw some of the professional dancers and crew self-isolate for 10 days.

No big studio audience will mean that tickets to watch the show live will be hard to come by.

Covid has not only caused the pros to form a "bubble" and fans to miss out on tickets – there has also been a shake up on the judging panel.

The new series will also see Anton Du Beke take up his new role as full-time judge, taking over from the show's long-standing judge Bruno Tonioli, who cannot fly over from the US due to travel restrictions.

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