Coronavirus panic hits The Greatest Dancer as BBC bosses act to protect series

BBC bosses are fearing The Greatest Dancer will become a hot bed for coronavirus .

Daily Star Online can reveal emergency measures have been put in place to help stop the dreaded virus reeking havoc on the show's live final next week.

A source told Daily Star Online: "BBC bosses are taking no chances with the coronavirus spreading around the UK.

"They take the welfare of everyone on the show really seriously and have put new measures in place.

"Signs have gone up around the studio and backstage about hand washing frequently so it's at the forefront of people's minds."

The insider added: "They are following government advice and monitoring the situation."

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Next week's live final will feature a live comeback performance from Paloma Faith who will debut her new Jonas Blue collab Mistakes.

An insider spilled: "Paloma's been working on new music for a few years so this is set to be her big comeback.

"The fact she has decided to give her debut live performance to The Voice UK’s rival on the BBC and not ITV will no doubt ruffle a few feathers, especially as she was a judge on the show for so long."

Daily Star Online revealed how producers of the show were thrown into panic earlier this week after Freya Ridings was forced to cancel her planned appearance on the show this weekend.

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Producers were tasked with the challenge of finding a replacement in just a few hours.

Luckily, former winner of The Voice UK Becky Hill will now perform her new single Better Off Without You instead.

A source told Daily Star Online: “Freya was booked to appear on The Greatest Dancer on Saturday but she’s been bed-bound.

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“She’s had to pull out of the performance at the last minute.

“It can’t be helped but the knock on effect means producers have been racing against the clock to find a replacement.

“Luckily Becky Hill has come to their rescue and will take her place at the eleventh hour.”

The Greatest Dancer continues tonight at 6.30pm on BBC One

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