Strictly's Welsh dancer Amy Dowden and her celebrity partner Tom Fletcher will miss next week's live show after testing positive for Covid.
The Mirror Online reports that BBC said in a statement this afternoon: "Tom Fletcher and Amy Dowden have tested positive for Covid-19. The pair are now self-isolating separately following the latest government guidelines. While they will both miss Saturday’s live show, Strictly Come Dancing protocols mean that all being well, they will return the following week.”
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Earlier today, McFly confirmed via social media that Tom had pulled out of performing at the band's concert in Glasgow this evening after falling ill.
They said in a statement: "Unfortunately Tom is unwell and won't be onstage with us tonight in Glasgow. He sends huge and heartfelt apologies to all the fans he won’t see tonight. The show will still be going ahead, we’re looking forward to seeing you all and need you guys to sing extra loud for us tonight."
Tom retweeted the band's message, adding: "So, so sorry." Minutes after that message the band sent out another tweet confirming Tom had Covid.
Amy and Tom opened the show last night with the first dance of the series. They performed the cha cha cha to September by Earth Wind and Fire and scored a decent 21 from the judges.
Amy, too, has posted, sharing the news on Instagram and saying she has no symptoms at the moment, but will be planning for the pair's return.She said: "Unfortunately @tomfletcher and I have tested positive for Covid-19. I’m not suffering any symptoms but am now isolating at home. I have no doubt that over the next 10 days my mind will be going crazy with choreography ideas ready to get back on the strictly dance floor for the live show in week 3! Thank you for all of the support and good luck to all of the couples this week. I will be cheering you all on!"
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