Strictly Come Dancing 'faces a FAKE TAN shortage as prices soar'


‘The cast will be mortified!’ Strictly Come Dancing ‘faces a FAKE TAN shortage after prices soar due to a lack of delivery drivers’


Strictly Come Dancing is reportedly suffering from a fake tan shortage, after the prices were raised by £91.

The show is known for its contestants, professionals and judges alike sporting a deeply tanned complexion, and the shortage has left some of its stars ‘terrified’, according to The Sun. 

The chemical supplies which are used to make the bronzer have reportedly dried up and prices have risen from £12 per kilo to £103, leaving the whole country at a shortage. 

Oh no: Strictly Come Dancing is currently suffering from a fake tan shortage, after the prices were raised by £91 per kilogram, with Craig Revel Horwood apparently 'terrified'

Oh no: Strictly Come Dancing is currently suffering from a fake tan shortage, after the prices were raised by £91 per kilogram, with Craig Revel Horwood apparently ‘terrified’ 

Make up artists on the show go through a staggering 57 litres of fake tan each series.

Carrie Marsh, who has been hailed as the show’s tanning guru, told the publication: ‘It’s awful. Some companies just can’t get hold of it. Strictly won’t be Strictly without the fake tan. The viewers and contestants love it. They will be mortified if they can’t get their tan.’ 

MailOnline has contacted Strictly representatives for further comment.  

The reason for the problem has stemmed from lack of workers and delivery problems due to a halt in production during the pandemic.  

Eeek! The chemical supplies which go into making the bronzer have dried up and prices have risen from £12 per kilo to £103, and have left the whole country at a shortage

Eeek! The chemical supplies which go into making the bronzer have dried up and prices have risen from £12 per kilo to £103, and have left the whole country at a shortage

The current increase in demand of ethoxydiglycol, a solvent used in fake tan, has then led to the shortage. 

Ethoxydiglycol is a chemical which is vital to make most beauty products work, and in some medications for eczema.     

Experts have warned that without the chemical, the skin is not able to absorb active ingredients as well. 

The chemical is paramount to making products such as those used to treat skin conditions, and anti-aging creams, more effective. 

Diane Higham, who runs SunJunkie, a company who make spray-tanning products for several large UK brands told The i newspaper: ‘A lack of such a vital, versatile ingredient like ethoxydiglycol means that fake tan products will not have the same hold and quality that they normally possess. 

‘We quietly manufacture some of the UK’s largest fake tanning brands. As of yet, we are still desperately trying to source the ingredient from major UK and European suppliers, which is already impacting our production line.’

The show has always been known for the extravagant tans the stars have to wear out on the dance floor. 

John Whaite took to his Instagram only on Thursday to share an eye popping snap of himself wearing only his underwear after getting tanned. 

Clearly taken before the news of the shortage, he admitted to going ‘darker’ than usual.

Pre shortage: John Whaite took to his Instagram on Thursday to share an eye popping snap of himself wearing only his underwear after getting tanned, clearly before news of the shortage

Pre shortage: John Whaite took to his Instagram on Thursday to share an eye popping snap of himself wearing only his underwear after getting tanned, clearly before news of the shortage 

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