Strictly 2020: Bosses 'monitor HRVY and Maisie so they stick to kissing ban'
Strictly Come Dancing bosses are reportedly monitoring contestants HRVY and Maisie Smith to ensure they stick to the ‘kissing ban’.
According to reports, bosses have warned the celebs that they must stick to their strict anti-Covid measures – including striking up a physical relationship with each other.
And it seems that the EastEnders star and the YouTuber have struck up a close bond already.
‘Maisie and Hrvy are being monitored by the producers after it’s become clear their connection could easily lead into a Strictly romance,’ a source began.
‘They’re both young, single and hot and the thought is that the two of them could bring the other cast into risk if they break the guidelines and get closer.’
‘They have both been told, as have the rest of the cast, that kissing is off-limits. Usually, the Strictly cast are very tactile. Not in 2020,’ they added to The Sun.
The source also revealed that the contestants have named the bosses the ‘passion patrol’.
Maisie, who was at the top of the leaderboard throughout last night’s show, wowed the judges after she and her partner Gorka Marquez danced to Gloria Estefan’s Samba.
However, HRVY took the lead when he performed the Jive with dance pro Janette Manrara.
It comes after fears that the show would be cancelled this year after it missed its usual September start date due to the coronavirus pandemic.
However, after bosses put strict measures in place, the competition was able to go ahead as planned – but it will run for nine weeks instead of the typical 13.
The change of dates means that Strictly staples Halloween week and Blackpool week have been ditched.
The dancing pros were also able to perform their group dance routines after they made the decision to self-isolate with each other ahead of the series.
Metro.co.uk has reached out to the BBC and Maisie and HRVY’s reps for comment.
Strictly Come Dancing continues on Saturday on BBC One.
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