STRICTLY’s Katya Jones looks glum as she runs errands near her London home following two weeks of isolation.
The Russian pro dancer, 31, was spotted for the first time since testing positive for coronavirus, forcing her to leave the BBC competition.
Katya looked glum as she made her first appearance since quitting the showCredit: Splash News
She was part of the show’s first same sex pairing with former Olympic boxer Nicola Adams, 37.
The pair are due to return to Elstree Studios for one dance together before the competition’s final on December 19.
Speaking about their early elimination, Nicola said: “It was a little frustrating not being able to continue when I’d just got back into the swing of things and felt like I was enjoying the dancing and everything.”
Katya has had to self isolate for two weeks since the positive test resultCredit: Splash News
She suffered no symptoms but still had to withdrawCredit: Splash News
She was pictured taking out the rubbish after her two weeks indoorsCredit: Splash News
Katya will return for the final episodeCredit: Splash News
And she has been informally told she will be back next yearCredit: Splash News
However despite their disappointment, The Sun has revealed how the pair will dance once more – at the show’s finale.
BBC bosses are now planning for the pair to have an extended dance during the final.
A source said yesterday: “Strictly bosses knew as soon as Nicola had to leave that they wanted to do something special for her.
BBC bosses wanted to do something special for Nicola so are planning an extended dance
The pro boxer would apparently have an ‘unfair advantage’ over the other starsCredit: Instagram
“The rules mean she can’t come back to the show next year but they’re planning to bring her back with Katya for the final.
“And Katya is a much valued professional on the show and is hugely popular.
“This hasn’t affected her place in the Strictly family.”
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