Strictly stars told to 'tone down' raunchy routines
- Bang Showbiz
- 3 October 2011
Strictly Come Dancing's professional dancers have been ordered to tone down their raunchy routines, as BBC bosses felt it was too much for an early evening programme
Strictly Come Dancing's professional dancers have been ordered to tone down their raunchy routines.
Bosses of the BBC One show were stunned with the sexy moves planned for Alex Jones and Jason Donovan by their respective partners James Jordan and Kristina Rihanoff, so they were asked to change them as they felt it was too much for early evening viewing.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "'Strictly' has made a name for itself with its raunchy costumes and sexy routines. But bosses felt things had gone too far this year and stepped in before the show aired to get some of the moves clipped.
"They were concerned viewers might be shocked at some of the more sexy moves planned for the first two live shows. Dancers could get away with more on Friday's show (30.09.11) because it aired after the 9pm watershed.
"But Saturday's went out at 6pm when a lot more families were watching. Going forward, that will be the time it normally airs, so you have to be careful about these things."
Alex and James scored 22 out of 40 while Jason and Kristina and Jason and fared a lot better after getting an impressive 32.
Bosses weren't the only ones concerned with the raunchy routines, as Audley Harrison's wife Raychel also asked for his for his moves with partner Natalie Lowe to be toned down as she feared they were too much.
An insider said: "Raychel was worried about some of the moves planned and told him so. Natalie didn't mind toning it down at all."
Other stars to have impressed over the weekend included Anita Dobson and Holly Valance.