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Strictly Come Dancing 2019 Gethin Jones reveals full cast get reusable water bottles | TV & Radio | Showbiz & TV

Strictly Come Dancing is still a month away from airing on the BBC but it seems there’s been one pretty big change over the years no one has really noticed.

It Takes Two host, Gethin Jones has recently revealed to Hello! how the broadcaster has made a bid to go more green.

What’s more, the BBC talent show seems to have taken inspiration from the famous Love Island water bottles.

He said: “Strictly have got rid of plastic bottles for the past couple of years as obviously it’s quite a sweaty place to be and you need to hydrate.

“But they all get a personalised water bottle now, Love Island have done it now too, it’s almost like a big thing.

“Nobody noticed the change either, they are just getting on with it.”

Last year, the BBC announced they would be banning single-use plastics by 2020.

It came after the hugely successful Blue Planet II, which highlighted the scale of sea pollution. 

Lord Tony Hall said of the move: “Like millions of people watching Blue Planet II, I was shocked to see the avoidable waste and harm created by single-use plastic.

“We all need to do our bit to tackle this problem, and I want the BBC to lead the way.”

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He added: “Scrapping throwaway plastic cups and cutlery is the first step, and with our plan I hope we can have a BBC free of single-use plastic altogether.”

It seems Strictly Come Dancing is following suit with its plastic drinking bottles.

Meanwhile, the 2019 series has started filming now, as revealed by the cast members.

Catherine Tyldesley shared with her 422,500 Twitter followers: “London bound… it may involve sequins…”

Chris Ramsey added: ““First day filming stuff for @bbcstrictly today!

“Filming done @bbcstrictly. Did the interview stuff and the daft messing about with glitter balls and things… didn’t feel as much of a tool as I thought I would! GREAT SUCCESS!”

Anneka Rice initially shared a status hinting at her being “panic-stricken” for the day, before keeping herself relaxed with a scenic painting she labelled as “#StrictlyDistracting”. 

It was different news for James Cracknell, who suffered a little accident on the road while on his way to rehearsals. 

He posted a short video, with the caption: “Short wobble - literally - in my @bbcstrictly preparations. 

“Luckily only a bit of road rash and damaged ego - but I need to get ready for the latter.”

Strictly Come Dancing will return to BBC One later this year. 

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