Catherine Tyldesley fears Strictly Come Dancing will ‘struggle’ without live audience

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Actress Catherine Tyldesley fears that this yr’s Strictly Come Dancing celebs will “wrestle” and not using a dwell viewers.

The BBC introduced final week that the 2020 collection of the present can be shorter than in previous years, and can probably be filmed with out hundrends of followers within the studio, as a result of coronavirus pandemic.

Former Coronation Street actress Catherine, 36, who competed on Strictly final yr, thinks that the celebs will miss the power from the dwell viewers, and their routines will endure.

She mentioned: “For me, the viewers was an enormous a part of it. For those who had been having a nasty week and the judges had been slating your dance, then the viewers had been those who would elevate you up. It’s going to be very completely different.”

“Do I believe I’d wrestle in these circumstances [without fans]? Sure. As a result of I fed off the viewers. As an actress, I play to the viewers not the judges and that’s possibly proper or flawed, I don’t know.”

Catherine Tyldesley has spoken a few return for Strictly Come Dancing

However she added: “I do know that the contestants that participate this yr will nonetheless have an incredible time, as a result of the BBC will make sure that.”

Catherine, who received to week 5 together with her skilled companion, Johannes Radebe, 33, added: “This sounds ridiculous as a result of I used to be in Strictly, however I’m not a aggressive particular person.

“Me and [ EastEnders actress] Emma Barton would say to one another week in and week out that our worst nightmare can be to be within the dance-off collectively.

She advised The Capsule podcast, “I’d go, ‘You are taking it, you keep. I’ll go.’ I simply wished to make the viewers really feel one thing and if I completed that week in and week out, which I hope we did, then I used to be pleased as a result of I’m an actress, that’s what I do. If I made them snicker then nice, if I made them cry, nice.”

Catherine competed in final yr’s collection

The brand new collection is predicted to be beginning in October slightly than September and it’s anticipated that the upcoming run is not going to have a whole lot of followers watching the dances as regular, as a result of coronavirus pandemic.

Usually followers cram in to line the dancefloor when the present is filmed at Elstree Studios in Hertfordshire and a superb efficiency will result in cheers and a standing ovation.

Various measures are being put in place by the BBC simply to make sure there’s any form of Strictly collection this yr due to the coronavirus, together with the chance of no viewers.

They’re pre-recording the professionals’ group dances months upfront.

Strictly is predicted to return within the Autumn

The variety of contestants can be prone to be decreased from 15 to 13 to ensure that the ultimate to take its ordinary slot per week earlier than Christmas.

A BBC spokesman mentioned: “To make sure we ship the excessive requirements audiences know and love, and in gentle of ongoing concerns round Covid-19, this yr’s collection of Strictly may have a barely shorter run than ordinary. The protection of our solid and crew is of the utmost significance to us.”

Strictly Come Dancing will return later this yr on BBC One.

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