Strictly Come Dancing embroiled in drug doping scandal

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Strictly Come Dancing has found itself embroiled in a drug doping scandal.

After an investigation by the Sunday Times newspaper, it's been claimed that hundreds of sports stars have been prescribed banned, performance enhancing drugs.

A doctor was filmed by undercover reporters talking about the drugs in a sting by the publication.

Amongst those caught up in the fallout are said to be two Strictly Come Dancing professionals, although it’s not clear if they are a part of the current line up or former dancers.

The BBC has reportedly spoken out about the claims, suggesting that there is currently no evidence to support the accusations.

“In the absence of any evidence or further information being presented to us, we will not be commenting,” they’re quoted as telling the Daily Mirror newspaper.

The new professional line up for this year’s Strictly Come Dancing is expected to be announced in the coming weeks, with quite a few changes.

Ola Jordan, Aliona Vilani, Kristina Rihanoff and Tristan MacManus are all understood to have quit the show, prompting a big shake up for this year’s pros.

Strictly itself will be back in the autumn on BBC One.

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