Strictly Come Dancing bosses 'have secured their biggest names yet for new ...

Strictly Come Dancing bosses 'have secured their biggest names yet as stars see their work plans cancelled by coronavirus crisis'

By Laura Fox For Mailonline

Published: 00:51 BST, 2 May 2020 | Updated: 19:09 BST, 2 May 2020

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Strictly Come Dancing bosses have reportedly secured some of their biggest names yet for the new series.

Show insiders claimed that many stars have finally said yes to appearing on the show after seeing their own work commitments cancelled by the coronavirus crisis.

It comes after Strictly It Takes Two host Zoe Ball said the show will be returning to screens this year despite concerns about COVID-19, as producers are considering options such as filming without a studio audience.

Huge stars: Strictly Come Dancing bosses have reportedly secured some of their biggest names yet for the new series (the 2019 cast are pictured above)

Huge stars: Strictly Come Dancing bosses have reportedly secured some of their biggest names yet for the new series (the 2019 cast are pictured above)

The insider told The Mirror: 'We've signed up people we've been after for absolutely ages, who have said they were keen but were always tied up with other work.

'Lots are saying yes who have said no before, simply because they've actually got the time to fit it in their schedules.' 

Strictly bosses have continued preparations for the new series despite fears the show may not go ahead if government restrictions are kept in place.

Huge names: Show insiders claimed tmany stars have finally said yes after seeing their own work commitments cancelled by the COVID-19 crisis (Kelvin Fletcher and Oti Mabuse pictured)

Huge names: Show insiders claimed tmany stars have finally said yes after seeing their own work commitments cancelled by the COVID-19 crisis (Kelvin Fletcher and Oti Mabuse pictured)

The source added the bosses will consider pulling the show if there are still limitations on business such as the hairdresser or the dentist, as they believe such contact is on par with that of a dance routine.

They said: 'If we get to September and we’re not allowed to have a haircut or go to the dentist, then we’ve got a real problem.' 

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Strictly Come Dancing for further comment.

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