Strictly Come Dancing ‘next target for Just Stop Oil protesters as BBC bosses review security measures’
Just Stop Oil are reportedly planning on targeting Strictly Come Dancing for their next protest.
According to The Mirror, the protesters are planning to invade the dancefloor in front of millions of viewers, with BBC bosses now being forced to up their security measures.
The group is said to have organised a stage stunt to take place at some point this autumn as part of a campaign to ‘ramp up’ their climate activism.
However the BBC have received a tip off about the plot and are reviewing security measures.
The publication revealed that Just Stop Oil wish to get ‘maximum attention’ for their cause and live on the BBC is the opportune setting.
Shocking: Strictly Come Dancing are reportedly the next target for Just Stop Oil protesters as BBC bosses review security measures, The Mirror has reported
Plotting: The group has organised a stage stunt to take part place at some point this autumn as part of a campaign to ‘ramp up’ the climate group’s activism (pictured at a protest outside King’s College Cambridge earlier this month)
It has been claimed the group wish to replicate a recent demonstration in Sweden where eco-group Restore Wetlands stormed the stage during the final of Let’s Dance.
Armed with yellow powder and signs, two protestors ran onto the stage to create chaos before the camera operator slammed a camera into the face of one of the protester’s.
The Strictly plan will replicate this demonstration as they plan to get onto the stage and then hold up signs or throw confetti.
A source from the group said: ‘What happened with Restore Wetlands was genius. That’s absolutely something we’re looking at. Strictly Come Dancing has a studio audience so that presents an opportunity to get inside on the night.
‘Everyone was talking about that for a long time after. Primetime BBC television with millions watching would be incredible.’
Another said they had seen text messages which read: ‘“The bees are buzzing!” [and] others talk about how storming the stage is the plan to create the largest impact.’
Speaking about the plans, Tory MP Nigel Mills explained how this shows the group are just hungry for attention and wish to cause as much disruption as they can with no thought to those impacted.
He expressed his hopes for the plan to fail and stated the group are not helping the climate cause at all.
Target: The Strictly plan will replicate this demonstration as they plan to get onto the stage and then hold up signs or throw confetti
Disruption: The crowd booed and jeered as eco-activists clambered onto the stage at a performance of Les Miserables earlier this month at the Sondheim Theatre in Shaftesbury
Chaos: Three Just Stop Oil protestors were seen barging onto the stage to disrupt the winners final of Tekken 7 at event EGX 2023, covering the equipment in their signature orange paint earlier this week
Former MET detective Peter Bleksley warned that the BBC should be on high-alert as Strictly would be the perfect target for the group.
A source from the BBC told The Mirror that Strictly has the appropriate security protocols in place and are taking the threats seriously.
MailOnline has approached Strictly representatives for comment.
It comes after JSO interrupted a performance of Les Miserables and shut down the show in London’s West End earlier this month.
The crowd booed and jeered as eco-activists, holding the group’s orange banner, clambered onto the stage at the Sondheim Theatre in Shaftesbury during a performance of the show’s famous song One More Day.
The Metropolitan Police arrested people following the disruption at the musical, which depicts a failed republican rebellion against the French state and costs up to £200 per ticket.
And in their latest protest the zealots stormed on stage and sprayed orange paint iat the UK’s largest gaming convention.
Three protestors were seen barging onto the stage this afternoon to disrupt the winners final of Tekken 7 at event EGX 2023, covering the equipment in their signature orange paint.
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