Government forced to deny Brexit threat to Strictly Come Dancing

PUBLISHED: 12:49 26 October 2018 | UPDATED: 12:50 26 October 2018

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Brexit will pose no threat to Strictly Come Dancing, Downing Street has been forced to declare amid fears foreign dancers could be barred.

Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable - who appeared on a Strictly Christmas special in 2010 - has claimed that immigration restrictions could deprive the show of talented foreign professional dancers.

Sir Vince warned that a "cack-handed" immigration policy could prevent dancers from EU states appearing on the show after Brexit.

But a Downing Street spokeswoman said: "I think Strictly will be fine."

During a visit to Brussels yesterday for talks with EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, Sir Vince told the Telegraph: "As British society falls apart it could pose a risk to Strictly."

Sir Vince, a keen ballroom dancer, said: "If we have a cack-handed immigration policy like what we have for non-EU citizens, all kinds of perverse decisions could be made."

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