I didn't watch Strictly, though I did watch Bake Off. Seemingly, both shows emphasised how things were being done safely and in line with guidance and rules. (For Strictly, I seem to remember some saying that comment was made
much on the show – they can't win.) As such, the idea that the public will see it and think things are being done normally, and thus act normally themselves, seems way off.
It's worth remembering that if these shows can carry on safely, they are not only providing entertainment for the viewers (TV has been a godsend for me this year), they are also supporting jobs, industries and businesses hugely affected by this pandemic. It's easy to sit and say 'Dancing on Ice shouldn't be on.' I don't know what some members do for work, but I wouldn't want to be the one to have to tell those working on productions (and those supporting them indirectly, such as, for instance, the café kept in business because of people going into work to produce that show) that they're not going to be able to any more.
Businesses have been hit hard. TV companies are businesses too. If they can keep going safely, while entertaining/informing people
making clear what they're doing differently this time – good on them.
Last edited by Joe on 10 January 2021 4:00pm