Published On: Sun, Sep 26th, 2021

Strictly Come Dancing: McFly’s Tom Fletcher and partner Amy Dowden test positive for COVID-19 | Ents & Arts News


McFly’s Tom Fletcher has examined positive for COVID-19, lower than 24 hours after kicking off Strictly Come Dancing’s dwell present.

Fletcher, in addition to his Strictly dance partner Amy Dowden, examined positive for coronavirus on Sunday afternoon, the BBC mentioned.

It mentioned in a press release: “The pair are now self-isolating separately following the latest government guidelines.

Fletcher and Dowden were the first dancers in the first live show. Pic: BBC/Guy Levy
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Fletcher and Dowden had been the primary dancers within the first dwell present. Pic: BBC/Guy Levy

“While they will both miss Saturday’s live show, Strictly Come Dancing protocols mean that, all being well, they will return the following week.

“Strictly has and will proceed to comply with authorities pointers with a purpose to hold everybody secure.”

The pair won’t be allowed to rehearse for 10 days, as per the steerage, which means they are going to miss subsequent week’s dwell present.

Fletcher additionally missed the McFly gig in Glasgow on Sunday night, leaving his bandmates to carry out with out him.

Writing on social media, he mentioned he was “so, so sorry” to overlook the present on the SSE Hydro enviornment.

The band added: “Unfortunately Tom is unwell and will not be onstage with us tonight in Glasgow.

“He sends huge and heartfelt apologies to all the fans he won’t see tonight.

“The present will nonetheless be going forward, we’re trying ahead to seeing you all and want you guys to sing further loud for us tonight.”

Under present guidelines, the pair ought to be allowed to carry out the next week.

Strictly is working in an identical method to final 12 months, with pairs being bubbled up and a restricted viewers within the studio.

Last 12 months, Nicola Adams and her partner Katya Jones (who had been performing because the present’s first same-sex couple) had been compelled to depart the present early after contracting the virus.

There had been unconfirmed tabloid stories this 12 months that three professionals had not been vaccinated – nevertheless Dowden isn’t one among them.

McFly is not any stranger to Strictly, with Fletcher, who’s married to reigning I’m A Celeb winner Giovanna, hoping to emulate the success of bandmate Harry Judd, who triumphed within the present again in 2011.



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