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In the breathtaking hotel where the Strictly professionals quarantine for 14 days


Strictly Come Dancing is gearing up for a brand new series later this year, but the professional dancers had to quarantine together for 14 days before launch.

To adhere to social distancing guidelines, dancers like Oti Mabuse, Neil Jones, and the estranged wife Katya Jones are housed in a luxury hotel near the show's Elstree studios and set up a household so they can rehearse together.

And it seems the pros will be living in style for the next 14 days if they stay at The Manor Hotel, a stunning historic 4-star hotel in the Hertfordshire countryside that features elegant beams, 10 acres of gardens and a pop up shisha bar offers.

Shared: Strictly Come Dancing is preparing for a brand new series later this year, but the professional dancers had to quarantine together for 14 days before it started

The beautiful hotel is located in a location that dates back to 1540 and is rich in history with original features.

With a total of 49 rooms and 10 hectares of gardens, the dancers have plenty of space to roam. The hotel website states that the entire place has been rented exclusively by the Strictly team.

A statement said: "The hotel will be closed for an exclusive booking from Monday, August 24th to Sunday, September 20th, 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience."

"We will open again on Monday, September 21 and look forward to welcoming you again."

Temporary Home: To adhere to social distancing guidelines, the dancers will be housed in a luxury hotel near the show's Elstree studios and will all form a household so they can rehearse together

Temporary Home: To adhere to social distancing guidelines, the dancers will be housed in a luxury hotel near the show's Elstree studios and will all form a household so they can rehearse together

The Manor Hotel describes itself as a "luxury indulgence" and has a terrace bar, a state-of-the-art gym and rooms on the second floor with panoramic views of the London skyline.

And the Strictly Stars will surely live in luxury. The tastefully furnished rooms are equipped with rustic wooden beams and stylish furniture.

They are supposed to rehearse for the show in the hotel's spacious marquee, which is normally used for weddings.

After their 14-day quarantine, the professionals can then go to the studios, where they pre-record all of their group dances for the shortened series.

Breathtaking: The Manor Hotel, an impressive historic 4-star hotel in the Hertfordshire countryside, has elegant wooden beams, 10 acres of gardens and a pop-up shisha bar

Breathtaking: The Manor Hotel, an impressive historic 4-star hotel in the Hertfordshire countryside, has elegant wooden beams, 10 acres of gardens and a pop-up shisha bar

GOOD FOOD: Located in a location dating back to 1540, this lovely hotel is rich in history with original features

GOOD FOOD: Located in a location dating back to 1540, this lovely hotel is rich in history with original features

After a day of dancing, you will undoubtedly enjoy the opportunity to relax in the hotel's shisha bar, The Amirah Lounge, where you can relax with a drink or two in the midst of “beautiful forest gardens”.

The room prices in the hotel may vary depending on the room style or the selected package. A luxurious stay including breakfast, three-course menu and a bottle of house wine costs up to £ 334 a night.

And they're in good company at the property, with The Manor previously welcoming celebrity guests like Tom Cruise, John Cleese and Peter Sellers.

MailOnline has been strictly reaching out to agents for comment.

Accommodation: With a total of 49 rooms and 10 hectares of gardens, the dancers have plenty of space to roam. The hotel website states that the entire place has been rented exclusively by the Strictly team

Accommodation: With a total of 49 rooms and 10 hectares of gardens, the dancers have plenty of space to roam. The hotel website states that the entire place has been rented exclusively by the Strictly team

Stay Fit: The Manor Hotel describes itself as a "luxury indulgence" and has a terrace bar, a state-of-the-art gym and rooms on the second floor with panoramic views of the London skyline

Stay Fit: The Manor Hotel describes itself as a "luxury indulgence" and has a terrace bar, a state-of-the-art gym and rooms on the second floor with panoramic views of the London skyline

Earlier this week, the professional dancers were seen arriving at the hotel where they will reportedly be isolating for a fortnight to learn group routines amid a pandemic.

When the professional dancers arrived at their hotel, BBC content director Charlotte Moore was speaking at the Edinburgh TV Festival.

She confirmed that Strictly is "absolutely coming back" and the celebrity cast will be confirmed later this month.

Charlotte added that this year it will be a "special series" with a shorter run and that given the current circumstances, "the dances will have a real edge".

Nice: Strict stars will certainly live in luxury, with the tastefully furnished rooms with rustic wooden beams and stylish furniture

Nice: Strict stars will certainly live in luxury, with the tastefully furnished rooms with rustic wooden beams and stylish furniture

Rehearsal room: You should rehearse for the show in the hotel's spacious marquee, which is normally used for weddings

Rehearsal room: You should rehearse for the show in the hotel's spacious marquee, which is normally used for weddings

Strictly Come Dancing told MailOnline: & # 39; As we continue to follow the latest Public Health England guidelines and industry guidelines, we are considering isolating the dancers and key production members so our popular group numbers can continue.

& # 39; We are incredibly proud of our professional dancers for their dedication to the show and their dedication to showing the nation their love for dance.

"The safety of our cast and crew is of the utmost importance to us. Further updates will be made in due course."

This year's Strictly should start in October instead of the usual beginning of September and be a few weeks shorter than normal.

Chill time: After a day of dancing you will undoubtedly enjoy the opportunity to relax in the hotel's shisha bar, The Amirah Lounge, where you can relax with a drink or two in the middle of the "beautiful forest gardens".

Chill time: After a day of dancing you will undoubtedly enjoy the opportunity to relax in the hotel's shisha bar, The Amirah Lounge, where you can relax with a drink or two in the middle of the "beautiful forest gardens".

Delux: The room prices in the hotel can vary depending on the room style or the selected package. A luxurious stay including breakfast, three-course menu and a bottle of house wine costs up to £ 334 a night

Delux: The room prices in the hotel can vary depending on the room style or the selected package. A luxurious stay including breakfast, three-course menu and a bottle of house wine costs up to £ 334 a night

Data protection: "The hotel will be closed from Monday, August 24th to Sunday, September 20th, 2020 for an exclusive booking. We apologize for any inconvenience."

Data protection: "The hotel will be closed from Monday, August 24th to Sunday, September 20th, 2020 for an exclusive booking. We apologize for any inconvenience."

Earlier this month it was reported that show managers & # 39;Developed 100 different formats to adapt to current guidelines while filming is being prepared for October 24th at Elstree Studios.

The restrictions include limiting the number of people allowed on the set and excluding “chemical circles” in auditions, in which the participants take turns in “sexy” dances with professionals so that the producers can decide “who looks good together”.

A BBC source told The Sun: “Preparing for this year's show is a huge headache. The goalposts keep moving so the big decisions are made until the last minute so we are as timely as possible.

Back: After 14 days of quarantine, the professionals can go to the studios, where they pre-record all of their group dances for the shortened series

Back: After 14 days of quarantine, the professionals can go to the studios, where they pre-record all of their group dances for the shortened series

“But we do all the concrete things that we can decide on now. Making a hit series is hard enough. From today's perspective, we have to plan hundreds.

& # 39; The slightest change in the rules could have a massive impact on how the show is shot. Lots of (celebrities) are weighing their options, so Strictly still doesn't have a full lineup. & # 39;

The insider claimed that for the first time in the show's 16-year history, the competition would take place in a near-empty studio with no audience, with a reduced crew made up of just 25 percent of the usual team.

Another aspect of the series that is believed to have changed is the partnering process, which can be decided based on size alone, as opposed to the celebs who play salsa dances in circles with all of the ballroom experts .

Different: Nobody in front of the camera wears a mask and the moderators Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman (above) keep their distance from the competitors during filming

Different: Nobody in front of the camera wears a mask and the moderators Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman (above) keep their distance from the competitors during filming

Secret: The celebrity cast is still a secret, but interior designer Kelly Hoppen (above) has been considering an offer, and former Coronation Street actress Lucy Fallon is said to be interested in attending

Secret: The celebrity cast is still a secret, but interior designer Kelly Hoppen (above) has been considering an offer, and former Coronation Street actress Lucy Fallon is said to be interested in attending

BBC bosses have also been reported to have abandoned plans for celebrities and professional dancers to isolate themselves together.

In a last-minute change of plan, the couples will instead find themselves in a "bladder system" and there will be regular testing before the live shows, reports The Sun.

However, it is still said that the dancers isolate together this month so they can pre-record group routines.

A TV source told the publication, "The idea of ​​matching sexy dancers with celebrities made it impossible to sign anyone up."

Changes: The insider claimed the competition would be held for the first time in the show's 16-year history in a near-empty studio with no audience, with a reduced crew made up of just 25 percent of the usual team

Changes: The insider claimed the competition would be held for the first time in the show's 16-year history in a near-empty studio with no audience, with a reduced crew made up of just 25 percent of the usual team

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