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LOVE ON DANCE FLOOR: Thalia Heffernan met her boyfriend, dancer Ryan McShane, on DWTS in 2017. Photo: David Conachy

LOVE ON DANCE FLOOR: Thalia Heffernan met her boyfriend, dancer Ryan McShane, on DWTS in 2017. Photo: David Conachy

LOVE ON DANCE FLOOR: Thalia Heffernan met her boyfriend, dancer Ryan McShane, on DWTS in 2017. Photo: David Conachy

There are growing concerns over the future of RTE's Dancing with the Stars as those behind the scenes worry whether the hit show can go on and adhere to strict social distancing regulations.

In the UK, BBC bosses are working to ensure Strictly Come Dancing gets back on air in the autumn. New measures being considered include coronavirus tests and glass screens.

Producers are also toying with the idea of quarantining the dancing couples together, meaning they would isolate together without seeing their families for the duration of the run.