The decision to potentially not replace the professional dancers follows the new government guidelines surrounding coronavirus, which continues to wreak havoc across the globe.
Bosses at the Beeb have also confirmed that the series will have a shorter run time than viewers are normally used to.
By having a shorter run time, this means the number of celebrity contestants is believed to be reduced from 15 to 13, meaning two professional dancers will not be needed.
Both Kevin Clifton and AJ Pritchard have hung up their Strictly boots earlier this year, with the new move hinting that they may not be replaced.
An insider revealed that group routines will be recorded in August before professionals isolate together for two weeks before the next stage of the competition.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror, a source said: “With celebs, we’ve no trouble getting them as there is little other work around – but the need to isolate means the timings are against us.”
A spokesperson for the talent show said: “The Strictly Come Dancing team are doing everything they can to bring the nation plenty of Strictly magic later this year.
“To ensure we deliver the high standards audiences know and love, and in light of the ongoing considerations around COVID-19, this year’s series of Strictly will have a slightly shorter run than usual.
“The safety of our cast and crew is of the utmost importance to us and further updates will be made in due course.”
Head Judge Shirley Ballas told talkRadio that bosses behind the scenes had been working to ensure that the show will go ahead, despite the current pandemic.
She said: “Will we have to make changes? Absolutely. But it will be in the safety. Everyone will be informed. An informed decision with everybody. And we be able to get this go ahead I’m absolutely certain.”
Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One later this year.