Strictly Come Dancing host Claudia Winkleman suggested the show may be forced off screens due to the new lockdown.

On Saturday, a second national lockdown was announcing, starting on Thursday (November 5) and running for four weeks in an attempt to curb the rising coronavirus numbers.

And while the Strictly cast and crew have been following strict guidelines and sticking to social bubbles, Claudia appeared to hint the show may have to come to an early end.

On Saturday night, she joked with contestant Jamie Laing about letting him win the glitterball trophy early as Strictly might have to "go night night".

Claudia Winkleman joked Strictly would have to 'go night night'
Claudia Winkleman joked Strictly would have to 'go night night'

It came after judge Craig Revel Horwood had savaged Jamie's performance, with Jamie joking: "I think he loved it, really loved it."

Claudia told him to prepare for a score of 10 from the judge, however he scored a 17 in total.

She told of: "Of course you're winning, give him the glitterball! Let's all go night night, we might have to anyway."

Claudia joked Jamie Laing should win the glitterball trophy early
Claudia joked Jamie Laing should win the glitterball trophy early

Viewers at home immediately picked up on the comment and tweeted their thoughts, laughing at her cheeky quip.

Strictly contestants are bubbled together with their professional partners to allow them to compete on the BBC show.

There is strict social distancing on the show, and audience numbers had been heavily restricted.

However the new lockdown rules mean people are supposed to return to working from home if possible.

Of course, it's not possible to film Strictly Come Dancing from home, but it's not yet clear whether television will be forced to pause production once again.

Strictly has already been majorly affected by Covid-19 and the lockdown, starting at a later date and with fewer episodes.

Elsewhere on the BBC, soap EastEnders had to come off air when production was shut down, meaning there were no episodes for a number of weeks for the first time since it started in 1985.

Episodes resumed airing on September 7, however the usual 30-minute episodes were cut to 20 minutes.

Strictly Come Dancing continues tonight (Sunday) at 7.15pm on BBC One