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How Strictly Come Dancing will work this year under fresh Covid rules and why it's better news for the celebrities

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Get the day's biggest stories sent direct to your inbox so you never miss a thing Strictly Come Dancing was one of few major shows which managed to air during the coronavirus pandemic last year.

The BBC juggernaut got through an entire series - albeit shorter than usual - without any major scars. With strict protocols in place during series 18 - which was won by Bill Bailey and Oti Mabuse - certain themed weeks, which are a massive hit amongst viewers, had to be axed.

This included the annual trip to Blackpool which is a special milestone for the pro dancers and celebrities. READ MORE: When is the Strictly Come Dancing launch?

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