Susanna Reid reveals fears for the future of Strictly Come Dancing

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Susanna Reid has revealed she has real concerns if BBC bosses proceed with their plan to quarantine Strictly stars with their dance partners.

Having starred on the show back in 2013 Susanna knows first-hand what being part of Strictly Come Dancing involves.

And, with reports suggesting bosses could be planning to put celebrities and their dance partners in isolation together to ensure Strictly can continue to air despite coronavirus, Susanna has her reservations about this plan.

The Good Morning Britain star said, “No parent of young children will want to spend that much time away from home.

“And husbands and wives will baulk at being apart for so long.”

Susanna finished in second place with partner Kevin Clifton - who shocked the nation by quitting the show earlier this year.

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Although Susanna split with her husband of 15 years shortly after appearing on the show, Susanna, 49, denies it was as a result of the Strictly curse.

But, according to the Daily Star, she does think putting dancers and celebs in isolation together will "give rise to plenty of gossip".

Reflecting on her own experience of the show and the subsequent breakdown of her relationship, Susanna said, "I call it the Strictly coincidence."

Speaking on Loose Women last year, she added, "Kevin and I got on like a house on fire and Strictly was not responsible for the break up of my relationship.

"I'm still fantastic friends with my ex and I'm still really good friends as well with Kevin."

While Susanna has reservations about the idea, Craig Revel Horwood revealed Australia have gone ahead with partners dancing in isolation and said it's worked well.

"We’ve done it in Australia and that worked really really well, where they were dancing in isolation," the judge explained. "The couple have spent the two weeks together, making sure that they were safe obviously, and in their hotel rooms rehearsing and then they filmed it on top of the hotel, on the rooftop and it was amazing."

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