“It wasn’t an easy decision, but producers didn’t feel like they had any choice.”
The publication added those who were set to be involved as “devastated”.
“They were thrilled to have the chance to return to Strictly,” the insider added.
However, at least Strictly Come Dancing fans know their favourite show is on its way back onto their screens.
It certainly will not be the same show viewers have been watching since 2004, but let’s hope Strictly Come Dancing fans get to see at least one of the BBC Breakfast presenters having a go around the dancefloor.
Express.co.uk has contacted BBC Strictly and Sally’s representative for comment.
Strictly Come Dancing is set to return on BBC One later this year.