Strictly Come Dancing 2020 start date has reportedly been revealed – and it could mean a shorter series this year.
Strictly tends to launch in September, meaning a difference of at least a few weeks.
The tabloid also suggests the series will last for only nine weeks this year, rather than the usual thirteen.
It adds that the 2020 run should come to an end on December 19.
However, Strictly’s contestants will apparently still be given plenty of time in the limelight.
I’m excited to be involved as much as I possibly can.
It is believed only twelve celebrities will take part this year, as opposed to the fifteen that typically sign up for a series.
A representative for Strictly told ED! that scheduling will be confirmed in October.
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Also scheduled to take part are comedian Bill Bailey, actress Caroline Quentin, Made In Chelsea’s Jamie Laing and Max George from The Wanted.
They will be joined in the line-up by TV presenter Ranvir Singh, radio host Clara Amfo, former NFL star Jason Bell and former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith.
Ex royal marine JJ Chalmers, EastEnders’ Maisie Smith and YouTuber HRVY are also set to compete for the Glitterball trophy.
Hosts Tess Daly, Claudia Winkleman, Zoe Ball and Rylan Clark-Neal are all expected to front the Beeb’s programming.
But it is thought judge Bruno Tonioli will not appear on the panel. It is believed he will remain in Los Angeles due to the coronavirus pandemic.
However, it is hoped Bruno may play a role in the series and appear via video link for some Sunday night results shows.
Cheryl has been tipped as a contender to replace him on the panel by bookmakers.
And Bruno reportedly recommended she take his place and join Motsi Mabuse, Craig Revel Horwood and head judge Shirley Ballas.
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