Tess Daly reveals her excitement at Strictly Come Dancing returning to screens 

Tess Daly looks radiant in shimmering pink gown as she reveals her excitement at Strictly Come Dancing returning to screens

By Sean O'grady For Mailonline

Published: 17:43 BST, 16 September 2020 | Updated: 17:44 BST, 16 September 2020

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Tess Daly has shared a glimpse at the she may be wearing on this year's Strictly Come Dancing as she told of her excitement at the show returning.

The TV presenter, 51, looked radiant as ever in a clip uploaded to her Instagram stories where she donned a pink shimmering sleeveless dress.

Alongside the video, Tess, who co-hosts the BBC series with Claudia Winkleman, wrote: 'Sequins mean Strictly's coming'. 

Excitement: Tess Daly, 51, has shared a glimpse at the dresses she may be wearing on this year's Strictly Come Dancing as she told of her excitement at the show returning

Excitement: Tess Daly, 51, has shared a glimpse at the she may be wearing on this year's Strictly Come Dancing as she told of her excitement at the show returning

The garment also featured a leg split while Tess styled her blonde locks into a ponytail as she glanced over a number of outfits.

Tess went barefoot in the video while she highlighted her natural with a light pallet of makeup.

The star also gave fans a look at some of her footwear options for the series as she filmed several pairs of heels.

Filming for the new series is reportedly scheduled to begin this week, with the professional dancers' group routines to be pre-recorded after they completed two weeks in isolation. 

Back in action: Alongside the video, Tess, who co-hosts the BBC series with Claudia Winkleman, wrote: 'Sequins mean Strictly's coming' (pictured on the show in 2019)

Back in action: Alongside the video, Tess, who co-hosts the BBC series with Claudia Winkleman, wrote: 'Sequins mean Strictly's coming' (pictured on the show in 2019)

It comes after the news that Strictly has cancelled its annual Blackpool special due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A BBC spokesperson told MailOnline that the series will not 'physically' travel to the famous Tower Ballroom this November, but promised to celebrate the 'iconic' venue from their studio in Elstree, north London.

Strictly has introduced numerous measures and changes to ensure the safety of contestants and crew during the COVID-19 crisis, and has delayed its launch until late October.

In a statement the BBC spokesperson said; 'Blackpool is a milestone moment in every series of Strictly that our audience, our celebs and professional dancers look forward to. 

Glamour: Tess looked radiant as ever in a clip uploaded to her Instagram stories where she donned a pink shimmering sleeveless dress

Glamour: Tess looked radiant as ever in a clip uploaded to her Instagram stories where she donned a pink shimmering sleeveless dress 

'Dreamy': The star also gave fans a look at some of her footwear options for the series as she filmed several pairs of heels

'Dreamy': The star also gave fans a look at some of her footwear options for the series as she filmed several pairs of heels

'Whilst we'll be unable to physically go to Blackpool this series, we'll still be celebrating this iconic venue and bringing it to life from our studio in Elstree.'

Strictly usually travels to Blackpool for one weekend towards the middle of the series in November, with the remaining celebrity couples getting the chance to perform in the legendary Tower Ballroom. 

It comes following reports that this year's stars could undergo daily checks for COVID-19 during filming after a crew member tested positive.

Earlier this week, the hit BBC One dance show was said to be in a crisis following the news with 'everyone told to leave' and the set given a 'deep clean.'

Sad news: Strictly Come Dancing have cancelled its annual Blackpool special due to the COVID-19 pandemic (Alex Scott and Neil Jones from 2019 pictured)

Sad news: Strictly Come Dancing have cancelled its annual Blackpool special due to the COVID-19 pandemic (Alex Scott and Neil Jones from 2019 pictured)

A source told The Sun: 'Nothing is being left to chance after this positive test. A lot of money has been spent on ensuring everyone on the show has access to testing.

'If required, those taking part could even undergo daily checks to make sure they remain virus free.

'The key thing for producers is knowing that if a case emerges that they can react to it to make sure it doesn’t become a massive crisis.'

Long-awaited: Strictly usually travels to Blackpool for one weekend towards the middle of the series in November, with the remaining couples performing in the Tower Ballroom

Long-awaited: Strictly usually travels to Blackpool for one weekend towards the middle of the series in November, with the remaining couples performing in the Tower Ballroom

The source added that the 'nightmare scenario' is a case going 'undetected' and 'spreading' throughout both cast and crew.

The Sun has also claimed that bosses have

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