October 26, 2020

Strictly viewers outraged as show kicks off 18th series to Everybody’s Free song – despite enforced tier covid lockdowns

Strictly viewers outraged as show kicks off 18th series to Everybody’s Free song – despite enforced tier covid lockdowns

STRICTLY Come Dancing viewers were left outraged tonight after the show chose to play Everybody’s Free for its opening number – despite the enforced tier lockdowns amid the coronavirus pandemic.

There have been protests on the street today after Prime Minister Boris Johnson brought in tough measures across the country in a bid to avoid a second peak.

The Strictly professionals performed for the launch tonight

4

The Strictly professionals performed for the launch tonightCredit: BBC

One viewer remarked: “Tonight’s #Strictly began with a pro routine to ‘Everybody’s Free’. You been watching the news this year, pal?”

Someone else said: “I’m sure it’s supposed to be uplifting (& music was probably cleared yonks ago) but helluva time to be leading with “Everybody’s free…”

Another said: “Everybody’s free. Is this irony?”

One added: “Everybody’s free is a bit of an ironic song considering this is the least free we’ve been in forever!”

4

They performed a socially-distanced routine to start the show

4

They performed a socially-distanced routine to start the showCredit: BBC

Revellers last night clashed with cops before the new rules came into effect as they packed out streets in London.

Other areas moving into Tier 2 include Essex, Elmbridge, Barrow-in-Furness, York, North East Derbyshire, Erewash and Chesterfield.

Strictly returned to the BBC tonight

4

Strictly returned to the BBC tonightCredit: BBC

Lancashire yesterday joined Liverpool on the toughest lockdown measures in Tier 3.

Under the new rules, people are banned from mixing with other households, indoors or outdoors.