Strictly’s Oti Mabuse struggles to keep her eyes open as she heads home after NINE HOURS of training – amid claims show may ‘reintroduce quarantine bubbles’ after Covid fiasco
She made her dancing debut with Ugo Monye last week.
The dancer, 31, wrapped up in a cosy black peplum coat as she exited the studio after another day of practice, amid claims bosses are considering reintroducing Covid-safe quarantine bubbles in the wake of the show’s Covid fiasco.
Worn out? Strictly Come Dancing pro Oti Mabuse struggled to keep her eyes open as she left the dance studio after another day of training on Monday
Oti cut a stylish figure in a chic all-black ensemble as she departed the studio after training with Ugo.
The reigning champion battled to keep her eyes open after a long day of training as she headed home.
This weekend Oti will once again take to the floor with rugby star Ugo, after scoring 17 points out of 40 for their Samba last week.
Relaxed: The dancer wrapped up in a cosy black peplum coat as she exited the studio after another day of practice
It comes amid reports that bosses are considering ‘scrapping the show’s live audience and re-introducing quarantine bubbles for celebrities and their professional dancers.’
A source has revealed ‘there is nothing they aren’t willing to consider’ in order to keep the show rolling full steam ahead.
Progress: This weekend Oti will once again take to the floor with rugby star Ugo Monye, after scoring 17 points out of 40 for their Samba last week
They told The Sun: ‘These would be radical steps to take to increase safety on the set, but given the difficulties producers have had over the past two weeks, there’s nothing they aren’t willing to consider.
‘But if they did have to go down this route, it would be a logistical nightmare and might leave some of the stars with a dilemma as many of them are juggling their dance training with their day jobs.’
Strictly’s live shows currently take place before a small audience with cast and crew adhering to social distancing measures.
Decisions: It comes amid reports bosses are considering ‘scrapping the show’s live audience and re-introducing bubbles’ after Tom Fletcher and Amy Dowden contracting Covid
It follows the news that Strictly bosses admitted they ‘aren’t bulletproof’ to COVID-19 in the wake of Tom and Amy’s positive tests.
It’s understood that show producers were quietly ‘dismayed’ after hearing of their shock diagnosis on Sunday, with the pair now ruled out of Saturday’s show while they recover from the contagious respiratory bug.
Amy, who received her COVID-19 vaccination prior to contracting the illness, had previously accompanied Tom and his McFly bandmates during their current UK tour.
But the BBC tell MailOnline there are no plans to increase testing because they are ‘satisfied’ the measures they currently have in place are as good as they can be.
Strictly Come Dancing continues on Saturday at 6:45pm on BBC One.
Plans: But the BBC are unlikely to increase their once a week testing because they are ‘satisfied’ the measures they currently have in place are as good as they can be (pictured is Amy’s post after the news)