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Celebs Go Dating 'pauses filming after one of the contestants tests positive for coronavirus'

Celebs Go Dating has reportedly paused filming after a contestant tested postive for coronavirus.

It is not known which star has allegedly caught the virus, however it is thought that they are not showing any symptoms and had isolated before joining the show.

The celebrities arrived at the £30million country mansion in Sussex earlier this week to start shooting for the new season which is set to air in 2021.

Stopped: Celebs Go Dating has reportedly paused filming after a contestant tested postive for coronavirus, however it is not known which star (pictured, the cast promo shot)

A TV insider told The Sun: 'It's not clear which celebrity has tested positive, but they are showing no symptoms. Despite isolating before taking part, this is a stroke of bad luck.'

While a show spokesman confirmed to the publication that filming has been paused while bosses wait for more information about the test result. 

They added: 'The result was unexpected since the individual had quarantined prior to entering the house, and had been regularly receiving negative results.

'All those in the house are now isolating while we await the results of further testing and consult with medical experts.'

MailOnline has contacted Channel 4's Celebs Go Dating for a comment. 

Just kicked off: The celebrities arrived at the £30million country mansion in Sussex earlier this week to start shooting for the new season which is set to air in 2021

The latest series, which is set to air in early 2021, will see for the very first time, the celebs and their potential matches will all bed down together in the plush mansion. 

The unlucky-in-love celebrities will spend four weeks at the luxurious UK dating retreat looking for love. 

And for the first time in Celebs Go Dating history, the cameras will be follow the TV stars as they try to navigate the choppy waters of modern dating. 

Stars taking part in the series include Geordie Shore's Chloe Ferry, Love Island fave and dancing pro Curtis Pritchard, actor and Strictly Come Dancing runner up Karim Zeroual, and former Hollyoaks and Coronation Street actor Kimberly Hart-Simpson.

They will also be joined by Made In Chelsea star Sophie Hermann as well as DJ Tom Zanetti and Ibiza’s King of Ocean Beach and brother of Gary, Wayne Lineker. 

It is not know which star has tested positive for coronavirus.

They will be under the watchful eyes of dating experts Paul C Brunson and Anna Williamson, assisted by Junior Client Coordinator and celeb confidante, Tom Read Wilson. 

Speaking ahead of the show Chloe, who has been single since her split from Geordie Shore star Sam Gowland, said: 'I am absolutely buzzing to join the agency for the second time this year. 

New venture: Geordie Shore star Chloe Ferry, 25, was seen arriving for her second stint on Celebs Go Dating (there is no suggestion this cast member has tested positive)

'I did the virtual series and loved the whole process but am now really ready for the agents to find me a proper match. Hopefully meeting face to face will help with feeling a real connection.'

While Sophie added: '2020 has definitely been a bleak year for dating, how many socially distanced park walks can one go on?! 

'I've joined the agency to hopefully find love and not have to spend another lockdown alone.

'I think the agency will have their work cut out for them, mainly due to my lack of filter and pickiness, but I am putting all of my trust into their hands.'

Changing things up: The latest series will see for the celebs and their potential matches will all bed down together in the plush mansion

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