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Strictly Come Dancing fans take to Twitter as Boris Johnson’s speech delays the show

Strictly Come Dancing start time was delayed

Rachel Avery

Boris Johnson called a last-minute press conference to provide new guidance on the coronavirus rules, causing Strictly Come Dancing to delay its start time of 7.10pm. And as fans took to Twitter it appeared they all had the same opinion about the situation.

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The prime minister announced that  In England, from Thursday 5 November, lockdown will resume with pubs, restaurants and leisure businesses to close.

While, of course, the situation is far more serious than the delay of a beloved TV show, many felt frustrated about the delay to the schedule, taking to Twitter to comment: "It better not run over my Strictly" and, "where are their priorities?"

One Twitter user joked, "'this meeting room is booked' energy", referring to the TV schedule clash.

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As Tess opened the show, she said: "On a tough night, we will try our best to keep you entertained."

Little Mix: The Search was postponed until Friday in order for the Prime Minister to make his announcement.

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Strictly Come Dancing fans were delighted last week when the show returned to screens, amid the coronavirus pandemic. There were ten million viewers who tuned into the first live episode, hosted by Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly.

In order to keep the show running, the Strictly team have had to put stringent COVID-safe measures in place. The dancers stay within their respective bubbles, the judges are socially-distanced during the show. If any celebrity tests positive for COVID-19, they will be automatically out of the competition due to the two-week isolation period.

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