Strictly Come Dancing stars Tom Fletcher and Amy Dowden both tested positive for Covid-19 the day after their first performance, the producers confirmed.
McFly’s singer and his dance partner are expected to miss next week’s live show while self-isolating, but due to changes from the rules that Nicola Adams was disqualified after acquiring Covid last year, they After that you are allowed to return to the competition.
A BBC spokesperson said: The pair is now individually self-separating according to the latest government guidelines.
“Both will miss Saturday’s live show, but the Strictly Come Dancing protocol means everything is going well, but we’ll be back next week.”
Me We understand that government guidelines have been relaxed since last year to allow pairs to return. BBC executives have shown before the series that acquiring Covid does not necessarily mean disqualification.
The outbreak of Covid just one week after the show comes after rumors that some of the participants refused to vaccinate.
Anton de Bake made a strict decision prior to Saturday’s live show. “Everyone is tested weekly, everyone foams and stays away, and everyone in the studio wears a face mask.
“That is, everything is adjusted so that we know everything.”
“Of course, I’m worried that if you get one of them, you can survive, but if you get something that spreads throughout the group, that’s the end of the show.”
Fletcher will also miss McFly’s next tour performance on Sunday night. Because he has been quarantined for 10 days.
The singer missed the gig and said, “I’m very sorry,” and his band plays without him at the SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow.
McFly said on Twitter: “Unfortunately Tom is sick and will not be on stage with us in Glasgow tonight.
“He sends a heartfelt apology to all the fans he can’t meet tonight.
“The show is still going on. I look forward to seeing you all. Sing louder for us tonight.”
An average of 7.9 million viewers Strictly come to dance On Saturday night, I see a couple competing for the first time in front of a judge, according to an overnight assessment.
At the BBC One Celebrity Dance Contest, the peak number of viewers was 8.4 million, with a 47.9% share of the audience.
The numbers suggest a decline from last year’s series opener, which achieved a peak viewership of 9 million viewers, including a 42.2% viewer share and catch-up viewers.
However, the rating has risen since last week’s launch show. Only 7 million people attended the show to see celebrities and professional dancers pair. This is the lowest price in 12 years for the series.
And last year’s first live program in the series brought a 44.6% audience share and a peak of 10.1 million.
On Saturday, TV presenter AJ Odudu impressed the judges and took the lead on the leaderboard alongside her partner Kai Widdrington. Placer gold By DJ Fresh.
Judge Motsi Mabuse praised her routine as “arguably the best dance of the night.”
British bake off Star John Waite, along with professional dancer Johannes Radebe, finished second on the leaderboard with 30 men in the tournament’s first all-male pair.
Olympic swimming champion Adam Peaty also scored 30 points from the jury after co-starring with Kacha Jones.
During the Saturday episode, the celebrity did not leave the show.
Instead, the judges’ scores will be carried over to next week, giving viewers the opportunity to vote on the favorites of 15 couples.
Celebrities such as comedian Robert Webb and Judi Love, BBC breakfast Host Dan Walker, actor Greg Wise, and actress Rose Ayling-Ellis are also among the stars in the current series.
Dragonsden Star Sarah Davies is currently sitting at the bottom of the leaderboard with a score of 17.
Meanwhile, former rugby player and sports expert Ugo Monnier was praised for playing just hours after attending his father’s funeral.
He went on stage to dance samba with his professional dance partner Oti Mabse and dedicated a performance to his late father.