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Strictly Come Dancing stars Tom Fletcher and Amy Dowden test positive for COVID-19

Strictly Come Dancing stars Tom Fletcher and Amy Dowden will miss next Saturday's instalment of the show after testing positive for COVID-19. 

The pair were an instant hit with fans following a technically promising first dance during Saturday's live launch. 

But in a blow to the BBC show they will now be forced to isolate after contracting the respiratory bug.

Shock: Strictly Come Dancing stars Tom Fletcher and Amy Dowden will miss next Saturday's instalment of the show after testing positive for COVID-19

A show spokesman told MailOnline: '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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