Strictly Come Dancing 'shelve plans to host episode at Buckingham Palace in 2022'

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Strictly Come Dancing 'shelve plans to host episode at Buckingham Palace in 2022' credit:Bang Showbiz
Strictly Come Dancing 'shelve plans to host episode at Buckingham Palace in 2022' credit:Bang Showbiz

Plans to host a 'Strictly Come Dancing' episode at Buckingham Palace are said to have been shelved.

BBC bosses are thought to have been looking into the possibility of heading to the royal residence for a special episode, but is looks unlikely to happen this year.

A source said: "There has been a lot of back and forth about different ideas and different possibilities ... but the likelihood is that it's probably not possible to pull off an episode in the Palace in the time frame."

Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, are known to be huge fans of the Latin and ballroom show, and 'Strictly' producers are thought to be hopeful the programme can head to the Palace in 2023 instead.

The source added to the Daily Mail newspaper: "If we can't do it this year, the hope is that we will do it next year."

In July, 'Strictly' head judge Shirley Ballas admitted she would love to see a member of the royal family compete on the show.

She said: "Somebody from the royal family would be rather nice!"

But the 61-year-old Queen of Latin is not the first member of the judging panel who has expressed a wish for a royal to appear on 'Strictly'.

Craig Revel Horwood, 57, previously revealed he'd like to see Camilla on the judging panel.

He said: "When it comes to my dream new judge - well, it's got to be my friend the Duchess of Cornwall.

"I've been desperate to get a royal on the show. Camilla could be just wonderful."

Craig is a close pal of Camilla and previously spilled that she is a big fan of the show.

He said: "She loves the show. She absolutely adores it."