Craig Revel Horwood to miss Strictly after positive Covid test

Craig Revel Horwood has tested positive for Covid-19 and will miss this weekend’s Strictly Come Dancing show, the BBC has announced.

The judge, 56, is expected to return to the programme next week after his period of self-isolation ends.

A Strictly Come Dancing spokesperson said: “Craig Revel Horwood has tested positive for Covid-19 and is now self-isolating following the latest government guidelines. While Craig will not be taking part in Strictly Come Dancing this weekend, all being well, he will return the following week.”

Revel Horwood, who has yet to issue a statement regarding the news, is the latest member of the BBC programme to test positive after a string of absences from contestants in this year’s series.

The Loose Women star Judi Love, who was the fifth contestant to be eliminated, was the most recent contestant to have tested positive. Love had been due to perform a cha-cha to Physical by Olivia Newton-John during the 23 October show but had to pull out.

The comedian Robert Webb and his dance partner, Dianne Buswell, previously withdrew from the show over the TV star’s ill health. The Peep Show star, who had open heart surgery two years ago, said he was advised by a doctor to quit the show in October after he had “begun to feel symptoms” while training.

Last month, McFly star Tom Fletcher and his partner, Amy Dowden, returned to the dancefloor after testing positive for coronavirus. The duo missed a week of shows while they were self-isolating.

The former rugby player Ugo Monye was previously sidelined due to a back injury.

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