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Entertainment Dancing on Ice 'might not have a studio audience'

19:42  27 july  2020
19:42  27 july  2020 Source:   msn.com

Catherine Tyldesley thinks Strictly Come Dancing celebrities may struggle without live crowd

  Catherine Tyldesley thinks Strictly Come Dancing celebrities may struggle without live crowd Former 'Corrie' star Catherine Tyldesley thinks celebrities might "struggle" on 'Strictly Come Dancing' without a live audience to feed off.The former 'Coronation Street' actress - who competed on last year's edition of the Latin and ballroom show - has opened up on the BBC's changes to the upcoming series, and the impact an almost empty studio could have on the stars.

Ashley Banjo wearing a suit and tie © Bang Showbiz Ashley Banjo

'Dancing on Ice' might not have a studio audience when it returns next year.

The ITV show is expected to return to the air in 2021, but Ashley Banjo has revealed that the programme could make its comeback without a crowd due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Ashley - who is a judge on the show - told the Daily Star newspaper: "Discussions about 'Dancing on Ice' have already started and they are talking about not having an audience right now."

James Corden returning to studio

  James Corden returning to studio Talk show hosts James Corden and Stephen Colbert are reportedly planning to end their remote shows and return to the studio, albeit without audiences.The two talk show hosts have been fronting their programmes from home due to the coronavirus pandemic, but they are now reportedly heading back to more formal filming, albeit without a studio audience, 'Entertainment Tonight' has confirmed.

The programme previously broke ground when it featured a same-sex couple for the first time.

And Baga Chipz, the star of 'RuPaul's Drag Race UK', is rumoured to be in the running to appear among next year's line-up.

Responding to the speculation, Ashley said: "The show is good for having 'firsts' and we've never had a drag queen ... well, not any that we know!"

Meanwhile, 'Strictly Come Dancing's Neil Jones recently insisted he doesn't have any qualms about isolating in a hotel before the new series.

BBC bosses are hosting the professional stars in a hotel prior to training for the Latin and ballroom dance competition due to the pandemic, and Neil, 38, says the entire team would love to be put up in a hotel for every series.

Asked if it was a hard decision to isolate for weeks away from family and friends, Neil said: "For a lot of us, it's fine.

"Where we used to compete, a lot of the times we'd do training camps and we'd be in hotels with all the dancers. It would be just the dancers together.

"So actually, it's kind of exciting. It's something that we would actually like to do every year. It would be great."

The Voice Kids live final 2020 looking for NI families to be part of audience .
The live final will include solo performances from the talented finalists, plus incredible coach duets from celebrity coaches Will.i.am, McFly's Danny Jones, Pixie Lott and Paloma Faith . And the most exciting part is that the remote audience will get to vote for their Voice Kids winner. A spokesperson for The Voice Kids said: "The audience will need to be available on Saturday 22nd August, have a strong internet connection with access to a computer and are happy to be featured in the programme as part of our remote audience.

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