Strictly Come Dancing ‘completely open’ to same-sex couples on the show from next year

Strictly Come Dancing are ‘completely open’ to having same-sex couples on the show in future.

The issue has been hotly contested for the past few years, with judge Craig Revel Horwood recently backing a campaign to have same-sex couples dancing together on the show.
After a report in The Mirror claimed the BBC had changed their policy on the issue, the broadcaster have released a statement confirming they’re open to same-sex couples on Strictly in the future.
In a statement to, A BBC spokesperson said: ‘Strictly Come Dancing is an inclusive show and we are proud to have featured same sex dancing amongst the professional dancers in group numbers in previous series.
‘We are completely open to the prospect of including same sex pairings between our celebrities and professional dancers in the future, should the opportunity arise.’
In this year’s Australian series, drag performer Courtney Act – otherwise known as Shane Janek – performed as his drag persona and ended up in the final.
Professional dancer Oti Mabuse previously teased to how a switch to same-sex couples could happen under new series producer Sarah James.
‘You never know,’ Oti said. ‘You never know what could happen. I don’t wanna say anything and jinx it and then people get excited.
‘Let’s see. It will be her opportunity to show off where she intends to take this show.’

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