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Strictly Come Dancing live shows to air on Friday and Sunday to avoid clashes with World Cup

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Strictly Come Dancing live shows to air on Friday and Sunday to avoid clashes with World Cup

Strictly Come Dancing undergoes major schedule shake-up with live shows airing on Friday and Sunday to avoid clashes with World Cup

Viewers have been tuning into Strictly Come Dancing on a Saturday for 18 years and 20 seasons.

But there will be a major shake-up this year, as the World Cup has forced BBC bosses to re-jig the Strictly schedule to avoid clashes.

The sporting event is being held in winter this year for the first time ever, because of the intense summer heat in the Middle East. 

Schedule change: There will be a major shake-up this year, as the World Cup has forced BBC bosses to re-jig the Strictly schedule to avoid clashes (Tony Adams and Katya Jones pictured in October)

Schedule change: There will be a major shake-up this year, as the World Cup has forced BBC bosses to re-jig the Strictly schedule to avoid clashes (Tony Adams and Katya Jones pictured in October)

To avoid all possible clashes between football matches and Strictly, there will now be live shows happening on the Friday and Sunday, instead of the usual Saturday.

The shows that this will affect are the quarter and semi-finals, which were supposed to be airing on the December 3 and December 10 respectively. 

A Strictly spokesperson confirmed to MailOnline: ‘Strictly Come Dancing will continue to bring glitter, glamour and glorious dancing to homes across the nation throughout the 2022 FIFA World Cup. 

Avoiding clashes: To avoid all possible clashes between football matches and Strictly, there will now be live shows happening on the Friday and Sunday, instead of the usual Saturday (Will Mellor and Nancy Xu pictured in October)

Avoiding clashes: To avoid all possible clashes between football matches and Strictly, there will now be live shows happening on the Friday and Sunday, instead of the usual Saturday (Will Mellor and Nancy Xu pictured in October)

‘The quarter final of Strictly Come Dancing will now air live on Friday 2nd December and the semi-final will now air live on Sunday 11th December on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.’

This would suggest that the final of the dancing programme will air on Saturday December 17.

The scheduling chaos has been caused by the World Cup being hosted by Qatar, a controversial decision that has prompted much backlash.

Change: The sporting event is being held in winter this year for the first time ever, because of the intense summer heat in the Middle East (pictured Gareth Southgate)

Change: The sporting event is being held in winter this year for the first time ever, because of the intense summer heat in the Middle East (pictured Gareth Southgate)

Backlash: David Beckham has faced much criticism for striking a £10million deal to promote the World Cup in Qatar

Backlash: David Beckham has faced much criticism for striking a £10million deal to promote the World Cup in Qatar 

The moving of the tournament to the winter has affected the Premier League and Championship seasons.

Additionally, the nation’s questionable human rights record, particularly against women and gay men has been brought into question.

David Beckham has faced much criticism for striking a £10million deal to promote the World Cup in Qatar.

Last month, the former England captain released a promotional video describing the Middle East nation as ‘perfection’. 

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