One of many professionals is in isolation (Image: BBC)
Strictly Come Dancing has been hit with a catastrophe as an expert dancer has examined constructive for Covid simply days forward of the launch.
The 2021 collection is about to kick off on Saturday with a pre-recorded present, which can see this year’s line-up of 16 celebrities be matched with their companions.
The unidentified professional, who’s now in isolation for 10 days, has already been matched with the contestant, with studies claiming they examined unfavourable.
‘This is proving to be a nightmare for producers, just as they prepare to bring back Strictly for its first full series since the pandemic,’ an insider claimed.
‘It means that Strictly viewers are likely to watch the pro paired with their celeb, then they could be separated by the time the first live show begins.’
The supply added to The Sun: ‘That also means that the pro in question will probably end up only taking part in group dances throughout the new series, which will be particularly galling.’
Strictly stars won’t need to stop the collection in the event that they take a look at constructive (Image: PA)
A Strictly spokesperson informed Metro.co.uk: ‘A professional dancer has tested positive for Covid-19 however this didn’t have an effect on the recording of the launch present which airs this Saturday.
‘We are following government guidelines to ensure the safety of all on the show.’
The unlucky constructive end result might not imply the professional should stop the collection although.
Earlier this week, Strictly government producer Sarah James revealed that celebrities who take a look at constructive for Covid on this yr’s collection could return after their isolation interval.
In line with authorities pointers, in case you take a look at constructive, your self-isolation interval consists of the day your signs began (or the day you had the take a look at, in case you didn’t have signs) and the subsequent 10 full days.
‘If a celebrity does receive a positive test, it doesn’t essentially imply they’re out of the competitors,’ Sarah informed Metro.co.uk and different press.
‘It might mean they could miss a week and still get enough training in to return.’
Strictly Come Dancing launches on Saturday at 7.30pm on BBC One.
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