Rylan discusses rumours Strictly could be cancelled as show ‘prioritises safety’

Rylan Clark-Neal has discussed rumours Strictly Come Dancin g could be cancelled if Britain goes into a second lockdown.

The presenter, who is set to return as a co-host of Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two, said show bosses are putting safety first.

The 31-year-old former X Factor and Big Brother star has just wrapped up his second series of his own programme Supermarket Sweep and he is now gearing up to take to hit BBC screens again.

Talking about rumours the show could be cancelled if there's another lockdown, Rylan 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."

He continued telling Mail Online: "As far as I know at the moment, it's all still going ahead and we are really looking forward to it."

Rylan continued by saying the programme will have social-distancing measures in place for everyone on set.

The star added that videographers and staff are making sure the show is filmed so that it will look no different than usual for the viewers at home.

He added: "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."

It comes after the star opened up about his past aesthetic procedures and said the tweaks have helped boost his confidence but he'll "never be content" with his looks.

"I’ve always been open with the things I do, whether it’s dying my hair or having aesthetic procedures," he told The Mirror.

"I’m not saying surgery is great and Botox is fantastic and fillers are amazing, but if you are genuinely unhappy with something and you’re in a position to change it, then I don’t think people need to be vilified for that.

"When I was on The X Factor I had my lips overfilled – but that is a learning curve."

Strictly Come Dancing will return to BBC One on Saturday 24th October, preceded by a launch show on Saturday 17th October

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