‘Finding my inner sexiness!’ Tom Fletcher showcases his ripped torso while stripping off for a spray tan as he returns to the Strictly ballroom after contracting Covid  

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Tom Fletcher has clearly been putting in hours during dance rehearsals as he showed off his torn torso in an Instagram post on Friday.

McFly band member, 36, takes off a pair of shorts for “A Good Old Spray Tan” in preparation for his salsa performance during Saturday’s episode of Strictly Come Dancing.

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Striking a pose displaying a pair of rare-seen tattoos including an unmistakable star on his chest, he wore his light brown locks in a tousled hairstyle.

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Toned: Tom Fletcher is clearly putting in hours at the gym as he showed off his ripped torso in Friday’s Instagram post

Joker: Tom wrote this in his caption

Joker: Tom wrote this in his caption

The singer wrote in her caption, ‘Okay, I know it’s not the very “me” who is posting the shirtless pic (say the guy who is naked on the cover of Attitude Mag).

“But in the name of finding my inner sexuality for salsa tomorrow (which has a pool party theme) I’m back to the good old spray-tan this week and am so happy about it,” he concluded.

Tom and his dance partner Amy Dowden were both forced to miss the show two weeks ago after announcing they would test positive for the coronavirus.

A crisis meeting is said to have been held after Tom and his partner Amy tested positive for Covid despite being double-pocketed.

Shock!  Tom and his dance partner Amy Dowden were both forced to miss last week's show after they were announced to have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Shock! Tom and his dance partner Amy Dowden were both forced to miss last week’s show after they were announced to have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Frustrated: Tom was forced to isolate after learning he tested positive for Covid

Frustrated: Tom was forced to isolate after learning he tested positive for Covid

In the wake of Tom and Amy’s positive tests, Strictly Bosses was reportedly considering ‘eliminating the show’s live audience and re-introducing the quarantine bubble for celebrities and their professional dancers’.

Taking the show forward a source reveals that ‘there is nothing they are not ready to consider’.

They told Sun: ‘These are big steps to be taken to increase the security on the sets, but considering the hardships the makers have faced in the last two weeks, there is nothing they are unwilling to consider.

‘But if they had to go down this route, it would be a nightmare and might put some stars in dilemma as many of them are combining their dance training with their day job.’

Detail in the works: MailOnline understands producers were 'disappointed' at news of Jodi's diagnosis, which forced her to miss a show

Detail in the works: MailOnline understands producers were ‘disappointed’ at news of Jodi’s diagnosis, which forced her to miss a show

Strictly speaking owners have previously admitted they are ‘not bulletproof’ for COVID-19 in the wake of Tom and Amy’s positive tests.

It is understood the show’s producers were quietly ‘disappointed’ after hearing of their shock diagnosis on Sunday, with the pair now kicked out of Saturday’s show while they recover from the infectious respiratory bug.

Amy, who received her COVID-19 vaccination before contracting the disease, previously accompanied Tom and his McFly bandmates during their current UK tour.

Pandemic: Strictly Bosses was reportedly considering 'eliminating the show's live audience and re-introducing the quarantine bubble for celebrities and their professional dancers'.

Pandemic: Strictly Bosses was reportedly considering ‘eliminating the show’s live audience and re-introducing the quarantine bubble for celebrities and their professional dancers’.

But the BBC told MailOnline there are no plans to increase testing because the measures they are currently taking are as good as they are ‘satisfied’.

An insider told MailOnline, ‘Tom and Amy’s positive test was the worst news.

After days of negative headlines about dancers not getting jabs, the makers were hopeful that the show’s opening would turn them a corner and put this story to bed.

‘So there was absolutely crushing news for Amy and Tom to go through with COVID and let everyone down.

But the BBC bosses are refusing to panic. He believes that the remedies in place are as good as they can be. They have always been clear that nothing is going to be bulletproof and manufacturers can only follow government guidelines.

‘They are now just hoping that no one else comes down with the virus because it really…

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