Strictly Come Dancing's glossy new set has finally been unveiled - with the audience and judges desk no more.

Judges Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood and Motsi Mabuse will be stationed at socially distanced, glitter encrusted podiums.

Meanwhile, the audience is no more and has been replaced with glamorous hourglass tables encasing a small glitterball. Each couple will sit at their designated table before and after their performance, rather than with Claudia Winkleman in her room up the stairs.

This year, in order to minimise contact, Claudia will interview one couple at a time after their performance.

The BBC show will also be introducing augmented reality for the first time this year due to the decreased number of crew on set. Usually big set pieces are constructed and deconstructed within a minute and a half, which likely won't be possible this year.

Tracking cameras will also be implemented in the studio as well as increased lighting.

Dave Arch is back in the orchestra but, due to social distancing, it is impossible to fit all of the musicians into the space so some elements of songs will be pre-played.

Lining out the stringent measures the BBC programme has undertaken to combat coronavirus, Executive Producer Sarah James explained to Mirror TV and other news outlets the change in studio format and use of close contact cohorts between couples and bubbles.

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She also confirmed that anyone that contracts coronavirus during the show will immediately be disqualified.

James explained: "Unfortunately if you receive a positive test that means that you wouldn't be able to continue in the competition. Obviously, according to government guidelines, if you receive a positive test you have to isolate for two weeks and that would rule them out of the show."

Among other changes to Strictly this year include the axing of Blackpool and Halloween week, the reason for the latter being the show starting later than it usually would in late October and it being too early for a themed week.

Addressing how professionals and celebrities were able to dance together, James explained the system they had in place: "To be in a CCC you have to be with just one person and you are regularly tested to be in a CCC.

"On top of that we are also asking our celebrities and dancers to be part of an exclusive support bubble, which means that one half of the party has to live alone. So either the dancer or the celebrity will be living alone in order to form the exclusive support bubble."

*Strictly Come Dancing returns in October on BBC One