BBC ISSUE STATEMENT REGARDING STRICTLY 'VACCINE CRISIS'

The BBC have issued the following statement:

"A lot has been written about vaccinations and Strictly in recent days. The BBC has never commented nor confirmed the vaccination status of anyone on the show. It’s not our place to.


"It is not the case that concerns have been raised with the BBC or the Strictly production team from dancers or celebrities about vaccination, or that they have threatened to quit.


"We have in place strict procedures to protect those on the show and the wider production. Among the many measures in place on Strictly, the dancers are tested regularly to be in close contact with their partners.


"The cast, crew and everyone working on Strictly are focused on this weekend’s first live show and delivering another brilliant series."


Strictly Come Dancing continues Saturdays on BBC One and iPlayer.