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Strictly bosses ‘step up security’ after stars sent chilling death threats

Strictly Come Dancing bosses have reportedly stepped up security after a number of stars were sent chilling death threats.

Bosses at the BBC are said to have brought in a number of private security companies to provide protection for the celebrities, dancers and judges.

According to The Sun Online , action was taken to offer round-the-clock security to anyone taking part that thinks they might be at risk.

It comes after contestant Mike Bushell told the Mirror exclusively that he'd been sent a death threat warning him to quit the dance competition or be a "dead man".

Head judge Shirley has also been sent worrying messages which have left others concerned for her safety.

The worst of the trolling after she made the unpopular decision to send Corrie star Catherine Tyldesley home from the competition.


Strictly bosses have faced threats before but they are believed to be particularly worried about the upcoming shows in Blackpool.

Pro dancer Gorka Marquez was attacked in the town during the Strictly run there in 2016.

Fellow pro AJ Pritchard was also beaten up in a vicious attack in a nightclub last year.

Speaking about the threats he's faced, Mike told the Mirror exclusively that he couldn't understand why anyone would do that.

He told us: "It said that unless I withdraw from the competition now I'm a dead man.


"It was personal and I thought WTF. There are bigger things in the world to worry about.

"I get that people have their own favourite dancers but it's an entertainment show at the end of the day and to get a death threat is ridiculous."

Mike's dancer partner Katya Jones has also been targeted and she quit social media after being bombarded with abuse from vicious trolls.

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