Strictly Come Dancing 'will have contestants wear The Masked Singer style masks'

Strictly Come Dancing 2020 could possibly see stars take tips from The Masked Singer in order to bypass the coronavirus crisis. 

The BBC series has reportedly been coming up with any and all ideas in order to get around the social distancing issues that are affecting the show. 

In the latest suggestion for helping the team continue as normal, it’s been reported that they are looking at this year’s contestants and pros wearing masks in order to help keep them safe. 

‘Production are looking at all possibilities and are warming to the idea of theatrical masks as part of the costumes, having seen the success of The Masked Singer on ITV,’ a source told The Sun On Sunday.

‘Location-wise they are considering scenic locations from rooftops, gardens to town squares and historical ballrooms – anywhere which not only looks great, but can work without a studio audience.’ 

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The new claims comes after it was alleged that this year’s series could be going head-to-head with Britain’s Got Talent for the first time in the ratings war. 

Typically, Strictly went up against (and nearly always beat) The X Factor, which is missing from this year’s schedule as the show goes on ‘hiatus’. 

However, both BGT and Strictly are having to think on their feet in order to complete the series as planned with lockdown rules, social distancing, and production guidelines changing due to coronavirus. 

For Strictly, the annual Blackpool special and the group dance spectaculars will likely to be axed to minimise interactions, and live audiences will be removed from both.

According to reports, Mrs Hinch and Zoella are lined up for this year’s Strictly, with BBC bosses determined to keep the show on the air. 

Strictly Come Dancing is available on BBC iPlayer.

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