The BBC might be about to ban the Strictly Come Dancing professional dancers’ raunchy calendars.
The announcement came as the producers try to maintain the family image of Strictly. To help achieve this they want to start approving any projects the dancers do away from the show.
Ola Jordan is one of the pros who’ll be affected, having just shot her 2016 calender.
A source told the Sunday People:
‘Strictly’ is the BBC’s flagship family show but bosses feel activities outside the programme are distracting away from the essence of it.
It’s all started to get a bit tacky with near-naked photoshoots and books spilling the intimate details of relationships.Advertisement
So a clean-up is under way and from next year bosses will be clamping down on extra projects undertaken by the professionals. They want the show to be about the dancing and they’re working to make it that way.
BBC bosses are also annoyed at Kristina Rihanoff, who has refused to provide them with an advance copy of her new autobiography, in which she lifts the lid on her romances with former co-stars Vincent Simone, Joe Calzaghe and Ben Cohen, the Huffington Post reports.