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Strictly Come Dancing star tests positive for Covid-19 ahead of launch

A Strictly Come Dancing star has tested positive for Covid-19.

Bosses confirmed a professional dancer received a positive test result after filming the upcoming launch show, which will air on BBC One this Saturday.

A Strictly spokesperson said: “A professional dancer has tested positive for COVID-19 however this didn’t affect recording of the launch show which airs this Saturday.”

“We are following government guidelines to ensure the safety of all on the show.”

They confirmed the news after The Sun reported that a dancer on the show had tested positive for Covid-19.

A TV insider said: “This is proving to be a nightmare for producers of the show, just as they prepare to bring back Strictly for its first full series since the Covid pandemic hit Britain.”

“It means that Strictly viewers are likely to watch the pro paired with their celeb, then they could be separated by the time the first live show begins.”

“That also means that the pro in question will probably end up only taking part in group dances throughout the new series, which will be particularly galling.”

The Strictly Come Dancing launch show airs this Saturday, September 18, at 7.45pm.

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