Strictly Come Dancing is now just weeks away from starting - and we can't wait for one of TV's most exciting shows to be back on our screens.
All four judges from last year will be returning to the programme – and, as usual, Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman will be taking the helm presenting the show.
But it appears that there will be one noticeable change to the dancing show this year – and it involves the programme’s glamorous signature costumes.
The BBC programme has become famous for its use of sequins and glitter. But the governement’s recent ban on microbeads means that they won’t be able to use the same face glitter they have used in the past, as it contains plastic.
But never fear! Glitter won’t be entirely out of use in the year’s series, as the show has found a much more eco-friendly alternative.
A show spokesperson told Digital Spy, “All our liquid glitter used in the theme weeks is sourced from Burt’s Bees which is all biodegradable, and this series they will also be supplying us with biodegradable make-up wipes,”
But what about the huge confetti canons that are often used in special performances? The spokesperson reassured, “For special effects we use 50% biodegradable confetti.”
And these are not the only environmental friendly changes the show has opted to make this year. The Strictly spokesperson confirmed that they will soon be phasing out plastic water bottles – after getting rid of paper scripts last year.
They said, “This year we are starting to get rid of single use plastic bottled water. We have to retain a small amount of bottled water for health and safety purposes, to give out to audiences.
“By next year we expect to be 90% single use plastic free. Last year we replaced paper camera scripts and running orders to iPads for all cameras.”
What a great idea – we applaud their commitment to saving the planet.
This series will see celebrities including Susannah Constantine, Faye Tozer, and This Morning’s Dr. Ranj take to the dancefloor, to try to impress the judges with their moves.
It’s not yet known when the series will start, but past series have generally begun within the first two weeks of September. So we’re getting close!
Will you be tuning in?