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Craig Revel Horwood: Socially-distanced Strictly could be even more spectacular

The judge said he hopes the flagship show still goes ahead.

Craig Revel Horwood has said Strictly Come Dancing could be “even more spectacular” if the show goes ahead using social-distancing measures.

Shows including Love Island, the Great British Bake Off and Britain’s Got Talent have been delayed amid the coronavirus pandemic, but the judge has said he hopes the BBC flagship show goes ahead.

He told Steph McGovern on Channel 4’s The Steph Show: “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. 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.”

Recounting his experiences as a judge on Australia’s version of the show, Dancing with the Stars, he said: “When I did it in Australia, 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.

“They set remote cameras up and it was absolutely amazing. There was a summer breeze wafting through their costumes and it was amazing.

“So there is a way around it, and it could be even more spectacular.”

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