I just don’t understand the way they’ve gone about this series. Surely it only takes a couple more positive tests for the series to be in jeopardy or at least having to be cut short by a few weeks.
Surely putting everyone in one big bubble was the only sensible option. Sure they may have had to have missed out on some of their first choices and it might have cost a bit more but surely the show is big enough to overcome those two factors.
That would mean contestants had to stop their day jobs - which I suspect wasn't a commitment that people could make.
It would also have meant all crew had to be paid for days they weren't working too, as they wouldn't have been able to do other jobs.
Creating a whole-show bubble is possible with a recorded series like Bake Off, but is next to impossible for a series like Strictly which is weekly.
AIUI the Strictly approach is strict social distancing in studio and ancillary areas, and either the celebrity or the professional living alone for the duration of the series so that they can be part of a support household with their partner's household.
That coupled with frequent testing is the approach being used.
I don't know if Nicola or Katya was the single household in this scenario.
It also goes to show that however careful you may be - it's still possible to catch Covid - and it's still possible to have it without knowing you have got it...
Last edited by noggin on 13 November 2020 12:09pm