- Tom, 36, and Amy, 31, will miss next Saturday’s installment of the show after contracting coronavirus
- It is not clear whether the boss is planning to extend his already stringent COVID measures after his positive tests
- This year’s stars are already required to adhere to strict social distancing guidelines, and have formed groups of couples to train and perform safely.
- Many furious fans took to Twitter to question how Tom and Amy were allowed to be on the show,
- It is also reported that the three professional dancers who have refused the COVID vaccine are now hiring lawyers to prevent their identities from being exposed.
- Last year, boxer Nicola Adams and dance partner Katya Jones were kicked out of the show after testing positive.
- The news comes after one of the three non-vaccinated professional dancers of the show has reportedly decided to loose his pocket after mounting pressure.
- The jab row threatens to affect this year’s series, which aired Saturday nights
- Check out the latest Strictly Come Dancing 2021 news here on the 30 judges, dancers and contestants of the series
Strictly Come Dancing faced calls from the stars of the show to increase testing after Tom Fletcher and Amy Dowden were forced to pull out of Saturday’s live show after testing positive for Covid.
The two confirmed on Sunday that they were in isolation after testing positive, and now there are concerns about whether they could have spread the virus to other stars.
While it is not clear whether Boss plans to extend his already stringent COVID measures, the news has faced backlash from some fans who claimed that Tom and Amy had to be removed earlier to avoid elimination. ‘Free Pass’ has been given.
Concerns: Strictly Come Dancing faces calls to increase testing after Tom Fletcher and Amy Dowden were forced to pull out of Saturday’s live show after testing positive
Already this year’s Strictly stars are subject to regular COVID tests, and social distancing is a must at all times during filming.
Couples have created COVID-safe bubbles for training and performance, but mixing them is prohibited.
Tom and Amy’s test positive a day after the first live show has raised questions about whether Boss will increase testing.
On Monday, contestant Dan Walker admitted that ‘this could happen to any contestant’ after Tom and Amy tested positive.
Drama: The two confirmed on Sunday that they were in isolation after testing positive, and now there are concerns about whether they could have spread the virus to other stars
Speaking on BBC Breakfast, he said: ‘Strictly all the places I’ve been to in the last few months have been the strictest in terms of following the rules.’
He added: ‘We have all accepted that it can happen to any of us. We just follow guidelines, we keep social distance and wear face coverings where you can, and basically the only time we’re not doing that is when we’re on the telly, right? ?’
Walker said he spoke to Dowden over the weekend, adding: ‘I had a conversation with Amy on Saturday, but she was at one end of a flight of stairs, I was at the other, you actively away from each. Others are living, it is like that.’
Axe: Last year Nicola Adams and Katya Jones were forced to pull out of the show after testing positive for Covid, as isolation rules meant they had to miss two live shows
Fellow contestant Nina Wadia said: ‘We definitely live in our pairs, because that’s the safest bubble you have.’
MailOnline has contacted representatives of Strictly Come Dancing for further comment.
Despite the reassuring news that Tom and Amy will return to compete on the third live show after completing their separation, many furious fans took to Twitter to question how they were allowed to be on the show.
Last year contestants Nicola Adams and Katya Jones were forced out of the show after testing positive for Covid, as their separation meant…