The Strictly Come Dancing crew are allegedly “furious” at the show’s professional dancers for refusing the Covid jab.
The dancers have been accused of putting the show in danger. According to sources, some celebrities refuse to be paired up with professionals who don’t mind being jubbed.
Staff are said to have branded the pros “utterly selfish”, reports the Mirror.
A source told The Sun : “There’s a view among those taking part that the dancers refusing to do so are utterly selfish. The BBC are terrified of being seen as dictating to people over what they should do when in reality they needed to take a firmer view on it to protect the show.
“Those dancers who don’t want to get the jab should have been told to stand aside this year at least because the virus is still so prevalent.”
A BBC spokesperson told the Mirror: “We do not comment on speculation of somebody’s Covid vaccination status.
“Strictly Come Dancing production has, and will, continue to follow strict government guidelines to ensure the safety of all on the show.”
Some of the show’s staff, such as make-up artists and costume designers, are reportedly required to be double jabbed as they are employed by contractors.
The Sun’s insider continued: “They wouldn’t be allowed anywhere near the BBC set by their contractors unless they’d been jabbed.”
They added that there was a feeling that it’s “one rule for them, another for those taking part”.
After sustaining head injuries, Dan Walker from BBC Breakfast was admitted to hospital.
The host shared a photo of himself sitting in a chair, hooked up to blood pressure and heart monitors.
He said that he had injured his head while training, and was sent for a CT scan. The results were good.
He wrote on social media: “No blood on the brain but I have to rest for a few days. I’ll be a bit behind but back at next week. The NHS is amazing & I can’t tell you who my pro is but I can say she waited for hours in the car park to check I was ok. Whatever happens on TV, she has a friend for life.”
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