There are real fears for the future of the current series of Strictly Come Dancing after two of its stars have tested positive for coronavirus.

A Strictly spokesperson revealed McFly's Tom Fletcher and dance partner Amy Dowden both have the virus after making their debut - putting their participation in the show in jeopardy.

The pair are isolating separately and will miss next Saturday's show, but viewers are concerned about the impact it will have on the series.

Taking to Twitter one fan said: "Just hope it doesn't get pulled off air because of the Coronavirus#Strictly.

While another quipped: "I think it's really bold of #Strictly to go full Hunger Games this year. If they're going to drop a couple a week to covid and a couple a week to dance offs, it's going to be a short run."

Strictly Come Dancing's Tom Fletcher and Amy Dowden will now isolate after testing positive for Covid (

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A third predicted: "Week one of #Strictly and a couple is already out with covid. Bodes well."

However, one fan took to the social media platform to vent their frustration saying: #Strictly Amazing how due to covid the show cancelled Blackpool, but it's fine for Amy with a underlying health condition to follow Tom all around the UK and now BOTH have covid. Well done @bbcstrictly."

Amy, 31, has Crohn's disease, which is a chronic illness which causes inflammation of the lining of the digestive system.

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It is understood that both Tom and Amy have been vaccinated however it's been reported that three professional dancers on the show have not been.

The Sun reported that the third professional, who is unnamed, is paired with a celeb and others on Strictly know they have refused to receive a vaccine.

A source told the outlet: "Producers are dreading an outbreak of Covid on the new series, which is a crucial part of the autumn schedule.

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"They are taking every possible precaution to make the set as safe as possible, particularly as the studio audience is returning."

Last Friday, ahead of Strictly's launch on Saturday evening, it was claimed that bosses were worried that the show could be ruined if there is an outbreak of coronavirus on the show.

It comes after producers were left reeling after a pro was rushed to isolation after testing positive for the virus last week. It is thought that the celeb will be partnered with another dancer.

The insider said: "The dancers who won’t get vaccinated have been a topic of conversation among cast and crew for weeks — even before the positive test.

Amy and Tom are the first known Covid casualties of the series (

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“There were vocal protests from celebrities that they didn’t want to be paired with them.

“It’s a headache for bosses but employers cannot force workers to get jabbed."

They added that the situation has annoyed other pros, who got jabbed for the good of the show.

A BBC spokesperson previously told The Mirror: "We do not comment on speculation of somebody’s COVID vaccination status. Strictly Come Dancing production has, and will, continue to follow strict government guidelines to ensure the safety of all on the show."

Strictly Come Dancing continues next Saturday on BBC One at 6.45