Strictly Come Dancing bosses 'ban' creepy clown costumes from Halloween special

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Strictly Come Dancing bosses have reportedly banned clown costumes from this year's Halloween special.

This Saturday spiders, witches, broomsticks and ghosts return to the Strictly ballroom for the Fright Night special - the spookiest event in the Strictly Come Dancing calendar.

But supposedly, following the recent 'killer clown craze', producers are going to stick to more family friendly costumes.

A source told the Daily Star newspaper: “Halloween is a big event in the Strictly calendar but producers have decided to count out clowns this year.

“There is too much risk of scaring young viewers – especially in light of recent events."

They added: “Halloween will be loads of fun anyway and the celebs can’t wait to hit the dance floor.”

In Sunday night's latest Strictly show, Birds Of A Feather star Lesley Joseph became the fourth celeb to be eliminated, leaving ten stars battling it out for victory.

Those left on the Strictly 2016 line up this year are World Champion long jumper Greg Rutherford, former politician Ed Balls, TV presenter Laura Whitmore and sports broadcaster Ore Oduba.

More celebrity names still taking part are TV's Judge Rinder, singer Louise Redknapp, Hollyoaks hunk Danny Mac and model Daisy Lowe.

Rounding things up are singer Anastacia and Team GB gymnast Claudia Fragapane.

Hosts Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly will present what promises to be a spine-tingling Halloween show on Saturday, as the remaining celebs face their fears and step out once more.

Deciding who was startlingly good, and who was horrifyingly bad, judges Len Goodman, Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood will be casting their votes, while viewers take to the voting lines.

Strictly Come Dancing returns on Saturday 29th October at 6.45pm with the results show on Sunday 30th October at 7.15pm on BBC One.

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