Rylan Clark-Neal admits Strictly could be cancelled as 'things are changing daily' but has his 'fingers crossed'

RYLAN Clark-Neal has admitted Strictly Come Dancing could be cancelled as "things are changing daily"due to the coronavirus.

Rylan responded to rumours swirling about the fate of the BBC show as COVID-19 cases rise in the UK.

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The host of spin-off show It Takes Two confessed "no one knows" exactly what will happen after contestant HRVY tested positive for the deadly virus, but said he had his "fingers crossed".

Speaking to MailOnline, he said: "If Strictly can’t go ahead for whatever reason, of course it won’t. 

"The main thing that Strictly and the BBC have said since day one is, if we can’t do it properly and safely, it’s not going to be done.

"As far as I know at the moment, it’s all still going ahead and we are really looking forward to it. For those watching at home, it’s still going to feel like the Strictly everyone knows and loves.

“But of course, if the current restrictions change, there’s no way the BBC would go against the law, but I think that’s the same for every live TV show at the moment.

"Who knows, we’ll have to wait and see. But fingers crossed.

"Things are changing daily and no one knows what’s going to happen."

The line-up is now out in FULL and rehearsals have begun – but without 21-year-old singer HRVY who is self-isolating following his positive test result.

It comes after The Sun revealed Strictly could be cancelled this year if the country goes back into full lockdown.

And insiders said BBC bosses would be unable to delay it until early 2021.

They revealed it had been agreed it would be canned in the worst case Covid scenario.

A source said: “The BBC are fully prepared to axe this series of Strictly if a full lockdown happens.

“They couldn’t even delay the show until early next year because of a number of issues, including them being unable to use their usual studios. While everyone is hopeful it won’t happen, preparations have been made if it does.

“Everyone working on the show has done their utmost to keep it on air and if a local lockdown happens in London, where the studios are, Strictly bosses will ask for special dispensation to see if they can continue.”

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