Workers at the BBC are threatening to strike in December, leaving the Strictly Come Dancing 2011 final doubt. Technicians, journalists and other employees will vote from November 4 on whether to take industrial action in a row over jobs, pay and conditions at the company.
It follows the axing of nearly 2,000 posts as part of a big shake up of the BBC's finances.
A spokesperson for the group of employees warned: "Without a change to the BBC's position, we are under no illusions that a vote for strike action will mark the start of a programme of industrial action which could affect the highlights of the BBC's autumn/winter schedule including the Strictly Come Dancing finals and the Sports Personality Of The Year awards."
A spokesperson for the BBC added: "We are fully committed to a constructive dialogue with the unions about flexibility allowances and our pay and grading structure.
"However we are at the earliest stage of talking these proposals through with our staff and have not even begun formal consultation with the trade unions."