Anton Du Beke and Giovanni Pernice were set to join Good Morning Britain via video link and before their interview, Ben Shephard mocked his co-host’s appearance on Strictly Come Dancing in 2020. Ben claimed Ranvir Singh “had it easy” as she took part the year when there wasn’t a big audience present in the studio. As bosses then aired a snap of Ranvir dancing with Giovanni, she expressed her disapproval.
Entertainment reporter Richard Arnold confirmed Strictly would be returning to normal this year with a live audience.
“Well, you know how you cruised through it last year without any nerves because there was never anyone watching, no one was there,” he commented to Ranvir.
The presenter hit back: “There was only 11 million people watching, mind you!”
“Yeah at home!” Richard continued mocking Ranvir, 43.
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An insider told The Sun: “The rough plans for the series are starting to come together, and that includes getting the show’s most important ingredient back in — the audience.”
However, they added they may still have social distancing in place as a precaution.
“It will give the show a lift, having had just cast and crew present in 2020,” they continued.
Last year’s series saw the celebrities form a bubble with their professional partner in order to compete.