Well spotted everyone. Yes this was an April Fools Joke. Hope you all enjoyed it!
In a move to truly shake up Strictly Come Dancing, The Strictly Spoiler has learned that the BBC plan to run the next series over a whole year.
55 couples will don their sequins and take to the dance floor to become the champion of the longest series ever!
Host, Tess Daly said in an exclusive interview: “The new changes to Strictly Come Dancing will make this the most exciting and adventurous series we have ever done. Sure I’ll be a lot busier and will have less time at home with Vernon and the kids but it’s not like I need to keep an eye on Vernon 24 hours a day”
Judge, Bruno Tonioli said “Due to the exciting new changes to Strictly this year, as well as the usual dance forms such as the Waltz, Rumba and Paso Doble we are having to invent and develop 42 brand new forms of dance for the new format this year. Fellow Judge and traditional dance purist Len Goodman is pickling his walnuts as we speak”
Katie Taylor, UK Controller of Entertainment Production for the BBC said “The exciting new changes means that fans of the BBC’s most successful reality TV format will now be able to enjoy their favourite show all year round. As well as trouncing The X Factor in the ratings we will now be in a position to trounce Britain’s Got Talent, The Voice following its move to ITV, Big Brother and of course The Great British Bake Off……. no wait that’s one of ours”
The new series will begin in early September with a 4 hour launch show where the participants learn which pro (including over 40 new pros yet to be announced) they will be partnered with for the next year. The participants will take to the dance floor for the first time over the course of a weekend a few weeks later during two 6 hour Strictly marathons before all 55 couples take to the dance floor to participate in a Charlestonathon which may shake up the judges table after which they will face the public vote for the first time. A brand new super computer is being brought in by the BBC to combine the viewer votes with the judges table in order to calculate the two couples to face the dreaded Dance Off during the not live results show (or you can read it here first of course).
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