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Strictly Come Dancing 2020: Nicola Adams and Katya Jones PULL OUT

Strictly Come Dancing 2020: Nicola Adams and Katya Jones PULL OUT
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Strictly Come Dancing 2020: Nicola Adams and Katya Jones PULL OUT

Strictly Come Dancing 2020: Nicola Adams and Katya Jones PULL OUT

Nicola Adams and Katya Jones have been pressured to drag out of Strictly Come Dancing after the skilled dancer contracted COVID-19, regardless of the introduction of strict new tips by bosses.

Boxer Nicola, 38, will now should isolate for 2 weeks, which means she can’t be given a brand new associate and proceed within the competitors.

Katya, 31, was surprised to study she’s examined optimistic as she did not show any signs, and instructed bosses that she hasn’t been mixing with others as she lives alone and has been coaching for as much as 14 hours a day.

It's over! Nicola Adams and Katya Jones have been forced to pull out of Strictly Come Dancing after the professional dancer contracted COVID-19, despite strict new guidelines

It is over! Nicola Adams and Katya Jones have been pressured to drag out of Strictly Come Dancing after the skilled dancer contracted COVID-19, regardless of strict new tips

A supply near Nicola instructed MailOnline: ‘She’s hoping her Strictly dream will not be over. 

‘There’s a number of hurdles to beat but when it is doable she will be able to compete with Katya within the 2021 sequence, Nicola will need to make it occur.’

Whereas the Strictly solid have been in social bubbles, they’re allowed to proceed their day by day enterprise as regular, so this information has solid doubt on whether or not bosses will tighten guidelines on what {couples} can do between filming.

A Strictly consultant confirmed to MailOnline that bosses aren’t launching an investigation into how Katya contracted the virus as there isn’t a solution to point out the place she might have caught it. 

They added that because the dancer lives alone and has solely been leaving her home to coach, she hasn’t been socialising with others.  

This additionally signifies that the Strictly ultimate subsequent month will function simply 4 {couples} as an alternative of the deliberate 5.

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'My hero': Shortly after Strictly confirmed news of the couple's exit, Katya posted on Instagram that her 'heart is broken', before paying tribute to her partner

‘My hero’: Shortly after Strictly confirmed information of the couple’s exit, Katya posted on Instagram that her ‘coronary heart is damaged’, earlier than paying tribute to her associate

Shortly after Strictly confirmed information of the couple’s exit, Katya posted on Instagram that her ‘coronary heart is damaged’, earlier than paying tribute to her associate.

Writing alongside a selfie of the pair, the dancer wrote: ‘My coronary heart is damaged I’m totally gutted this Particular journey needed to finish this manner and also you don’t get to present extra .

You’re a girl who didn’t want a hero, you grew to become one. Positively my hero.

To everybody, thanks in your great help and we’ll preserve dancing for you guys a method or one other. 

In the meantime, please keep protected all people. And to all my buddies who’re nonetheless within the show- go for it!’

Making a comeback: The Olympian hopes to return next year alongside Katya, 31, and compete for the Glitterball as the show’s first same sex couple

Making a comeback: The Olympian hopes to return subsequent yr alongside Katya, 31, and compete for the Glitterball because the present’s first identical intercourse couple

Nicola hopes to return subsequent yr alongside Katya after they made historical past by competing collectively for the Glitterball because the present’s first identical intercourse pairing. 

If Nicola seems in subsequent yr’s sequence, she would be the second ever star to return, after Jamie Lang, who was allowed to a second likelihood to star on this yr’s Strictly after damage dominated him out of the 2019 sequence. 

Nevertheless, the Made In Chelsea favorite didn’t function in any reveals, in contrast to Nicola who has survived two vote offs.

Final Sunday, Nicola and Katya have been within the backside two however have been saved after judges selected ex-NFL star Jason Bell to go away the competitors. 

Strictly’s ‘bubble’ system 

Strictly launched strict new measures to make sure filming may proceed within the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, together with common testing and putting the {couples} in separate ‘bubbles’ to allow them to practice and carry out collectively.

These ‘bubbles’ imply that any movie star can overtly combine, practice and carry out with their skilled associate and vice versa, however they’re prohibited from mixing with anybody from exterior of their bubble throughout filming or coaching.

Regardless of these new restrictions, and a few celebrities having to stay alone whereas collaborating within the sequence, they don’t seem to be restricted from going to public areas corresponding to retailers and parks.

In some circumstances stars have been residing alone whereas the opposite half of their pair can stick with their household or family. 

This sequence additionally grew to become the primary within the present’s historical past to air and not using a stay viewers after England was plunged right into a month-long lockdown. 

This yr has already seen the professionals pre-record all of their group performances whereas isolating collectively in a lodge as one bubble, earlier than being separated to affix up with their movie star companions, and thus forming their very own separate bubbles. 

Tragic: Strictly bosses confirmed Nicola and Katya's departure in a statement they posted on social media

Tragic: Strictly bosses confirmed Nicola and Katya’s departure in a press release they posted on social media

A Strictly spokesperson confirmed to MailOnline that Katya is asymptomatic and the pair are actually self-isolating individually following the newest authorities tips.  

Nicola stated in a press release: ‘Hey guys! I am completely devastated my Strictly journey has come to an finish so quickly. I had a lot extra to present and so many individuals to win this for! 

‘However I simply need to say an enormous thanks to Katya for being one of the best dance associate anybody may ask for. She pushed me manner out of my consolation zone and it has been an unimaginable expertise. 

‘I am gutted to be out of the competitors however in these unprecedented instances and as irritating as it’s, the COVID measures in place are to maintain everybody protected, and I am doing what I can to assist. 

‘I will be spending the subsequent 14 days isolating so I might wish to apologise prematurely for the ridiculous quantity of TikToks I will be posting, in my new discovered free time after I’m not gaming!’

Near miss: Last Sunday Nicola and Katya were in the bottom two but were saved after judges chose ex-NFL star Jason Bell to leave the competition

Close to miss: Final Sunday Nicola and Katya have been within the backside two however have been saved after judges selected ex-NFL star Jason Bell to go away the competitors

Katya stated: ‘Dancing with Nicola has been an absolute inspiration. She’s given her all every week and we have been so excited to create extra dances within the competitors. 

‘In fact, I am devastated to go away this manner however I’ve made a good friend for all times and liked each second of this particular journey. I might wish to want good luck to all of the remaining {couples}!’

Sarah James, Strictly Come Dancing Government Producer added: ‘We’re extremely unhappy that these unlucky circumstances imply that Nicola and Katya are unable to proceed on Strictly. 

‘They’re an excellent partnership and had already achieved a lot throughout their time on the present. 

‘We would wish to thank them for his or her dedication and though their time within the competitors has sadly come to an finish we’re hopeful that there shall be alternatives for them to bop once more sooner or later.’ 

Nicola and Katya’s pairing made historical past because it was the primary time within the present’s 16-year historical past a celeb {and professional} associate of the identical gender can be competing collectively.

It was introduced in September that Nicola can be within the first same-sex pairing on the BBC present, as she stated in a press release: ‘It is superb to be part of the motion for change, range and breaking boundaries within the leisure business.’

Talking stay from her residence on BBC Breakfast, Nicola stated of her groundbreaking all-female pairing: ‘It is actually essential, it is a huge step for the present as nicely.

‘It is good to see we have been capable of transfer on and I simply can’t wait to get some dancing completed actually.’

Revealing she approached Strictly with the concept for a same-sex pairing, Nicola defined: ‘I requested the present about it.

‘They wished to know if I wished to be on the present and I stated “yeah I will do it however I need to dance with one other feminine dance associate.'”

‘It is undoubtedly a time for change and time to maneuver on and be extra various. It is a good step in the fitting path.

‘Will probably be good for the LGBT group to have the ability to see that there are identical intercourse {couples} on the present as nicely.’ 

Following the information about Nicola showing on the present in a feminine partnership, the BBC defended having a same-sex pairing after greater than 100 folks complained.

Controversial: The decision to include a same-sex pairing led to 100 complaints from viewers, which led BBC to defend the decision

Controversial: The choice to incorporate a same-sex pairing led to 100 complaints from viewers, which led BBC to defend the choice 

Nicola and Katya’s Greatest Moments 

Nicola Adams and Katya Jones made historical past once they grew to become the present’s first ever same-sex pairing.

Their partnership was introduced throughout the launch present final month, with Katya gushing: ‘I believe the fantastic thing about this partnership is… it is by no means been completed earlier than on Strictly. So, mainly, we’re free to do what we would like, there’s not likely any set guidelines!’

For his or her first dance Nicola and Katya danced the quickstep to Get Glad by Ella Fitzgerald, incomes a stable rating of 21 factors out of 30.

The duo have been praised as ‘absolute dynamite’ and a ‘implausible partnership,’ with many viewers moved to tears on the sight of a same-sex pairing on the present.

Week Two noticed Nicola and Katya dance a {Couples}’ Option to Shine by Years & Years, which documented the sports activities star’s journey to boxing success.

They scored 24 factors out of 30, with the efficiency praised for ‘letting go’ and telling the story of Nicola’s life.

Nicola and Katya’s ultimate dance got here throughout Film Week, with the pair dancing a Jive to Greased Lightnin from Grease, scoring simply 19 factors out of 30.

The rating left them second-bottom on the leaderboard, and so they have been pressured to compete with Jason Bell and Luba Mushtuk within the dance-off, however they have been saved by the judges after performing their jive for the second time.

In a press release the company stated the competitors is an ‘inclusive present’ and they’re ‘proud’ to have had same-sex numbers in earlier sequence.

The BBC stated: ‘Strictly Come Dancing is an inclusive present and is proud to have featured identical intercourse dancing amongst the skilled dancers in group numbers in earlier sequence.

‘We now have said, up to now, that we’re open to the prospect of together with identical intercourse pairings between our celebrities {and professional} dancers, ought to the chance come up.’

‘Nicola Adams requested an all-female pairing, which we’re comfortable to facilitate. The present is at the start about dance, the intercourse of every associate inside a coupling shouldn’t have any bearing on their routine.’

Final yr male skilled dancers Johannes Radebe and Graziano Di Prima carried out a identical intercourse routine throughout the present’s seventeenth sequence.

Whereas the dance – carried out throughout a efficiency by pop star Emeli Sande – was met with an overwhelmingly enthusiastic response on social media, it prompted 200 complaints with TV regulator Ofcom.

Strictly launched strict new measures to make sure filming may proceed within the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, together with common testing and putting the {couples} in separate ‘bubbles’ to allow them to practice and carry out collectively.

These ‘bubbles’ imply that any movie star can overtly combine, practice and carry out with their skilled associate and vice versa, however they’re prohibited from mixing with anybody from exterior of their bubble throughout filming or coaching.

Regardless of these new restrictions, and a few celebrities having to stay alone whereas collaborating within the sequence, they don’t seem to be restricted from going to public areas corresponding to retailers and parks.

In some circumstances stars have been residing alone whereas the opposite half of their pair can stick with their household or family. 

This sequence additionally grew to become the primary within the present’s historical past to air and not using a stay viewers after England was plunged right into a month-long lockdown. 

This yr has already seen the professionals pre-record all of their group performances whereas isolating collectively in a lodge as one bubble, earlier than being separated to affix up with their movie star companions, and thus forming their very own separate bubbles.

Keeping a low profile? The pair were last seen after Tuesday's episode of It Takes Two, attempting to hide away

Maintaining a low profile? The pair have been final seen after Tuesday’s episode of It Takes Two, making an attempt to cover away 

Movie star contestants and their skilled companions are examined recurrently, with solid and crew instructed to isolate ought to they contract the virus.

It was confirmed earlier than the sequence started that if any movie star examined optimistic as soon as the sequence started they might be dropped from the present, with studies saying there are celebrities on stand-by. 

How is Strictly 2020 going forward throughout the COVID-19 pandemic? 

Strictly Come Dancing has launched an array of strict measures to make sure the brand new sequence can go forward throughout the COVID-19 disaster.

Movie star contestants and their skilled companions are examined recurrently, with solid and crew instructed to isolate ought to they contract the virus.

Bosses have already confirmed any movie star that checks optimistic as soon as the sequence begins shall be dropped from the present, with studies saying there are celebrities on stand-by.

The skilled dancers have already pre-recorded their group performances after isolating collectively in a lodge.

It is also been claimed that celebrities and professionals shall be axed from the present if they’re caught kissing throughout filming.

Strictly 2020 has additionally seen the sequence run shortened to simply 9 weeks, with 12 celebrities collaborating as an alternative of the same old 15.

The present’s annual journey to Blackpool has been cancelled, together with this yr’s Halloween and Christmas specials.

Solely three judges – Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse – shall be within the studio with separate rostrums, after Bruno Tonioli was unable to look on account of journey considerations. 

Veteran choose Bruno has stated he shall be ‘concerned remotely’ and hopes to return full-time in direction of the top of the sequence as he’s filming the US model of the present in Los Angeles. 

With restricted studio crew, huge units is probably not constructed – so producers will use augmented actuality, which provides computer-generated parts.

To make sure the contestants can work carefully with their companions, they may ‘bubble up’ to coach, together with being examined recurrently. 

Strictly will nonetheless function a stay viewers, nonetheless followers will sit in teams on separate tables, and can solely attend if from the identical family or bubble.

It is also been claimed that celebrities and professionals shall be axed from the present if they’re caught kissing throughout filming.

Strictly 2020 has additionally seen the sequence run shortened to simply 9 weeks, with 12 celebrities collaborating as an alternative of the same old 15.

The present’s annual journey to Blackpool has been cancelled, together with this yr’s Halloween and Christmas specials.

Solely three judges – Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse – shall be within the studio with separate rostrums, after Bruno Tonioli was unable to look on account of journey considerations.

Veteran choose Bruno has stated he shall be ‘concerned remotely’ and hopes to return full-time in direction of the top of the sequence as he’s filming the US model of the present in Los Angeles.

With restricted studio crew, huge units is probably not constructed – so producers will use augmented actuality, which provides computer-generated parts. 

This is not the primary time, the present has been blighted with coronavirus considerations. 

Days earlier than the sequence started, there had been doubts over whether or not singer HRVY would be capable of compete, as he examined optimistic for coronavirus.  

A supply beforehand stated his optimistic check was ‘the worst-case situation for Strictly, as they’ve gone to excessive lengths to make the present protected up thus far’.

A spokesman for the present insisted all celebrities on the present are ‘examined recurrently’ and claimed that the optimistic check has had ‘minimal influence on manufacturing’.

After it was introduced HRVY had coronavirus, he tweeted: ‘Morning guys, just a bit thought. I am solely 21 and in good well being so it simply reveals that being younger does not make you invincible, so be sure you put on a masks please, have day.’

Weeks earlier than, a crew member additionally contracted coronavirus.

A spokesman for Strictly instructed MailOnline : ‘We will verify {that a} member of the Strictly staff has examined optimistic for coronavirus and they’re now self-isolating at residence following the newest authorities tips.

‘We now have rigorous protocols in place to handle Covid-19 as the security of all these concerned within the manufacturing is paramount.

‘We briefed that we’re nonetheless in pre-production and all celebs are examined recurrently. We stated we might not reveal the title of particular person for personal well being causes however they’re feeling nicely.

‘We additionally briefed that the celeb shall be collaborating within the launch present (pending a damaging check end result) and that they solely got here into contact with a handful of manufacturing crew, who have been then remoted and examined, due to this fact minimal influence on manufacturing.’ 

Recovered: Days before the series began, there had been doubts over whether singer HRVY would be able to compete, as he tested positive for coronavirus

Recovered: Days earlier than the sequence started, there had been doubts over whether or not singer HRVY would be capable of compete, as he examined optimistic for coronavirus

In a current Q and A, government producer Sarah James make clear the present’s contingency plans in mild of the pandemic and insisted she’s ‘assured’ the competitors sequence will go forward even when the present coronavirus restrictions change. 

Sarah stated: ‘Clearly in accordance with authorities tips should you obtain a optimistic check it’s a must to isolate for 2 weeks and that might sadly rule them out of the present.’

Explaining their use of the bubble system to make sure {couples} can practice and carry out, she added: ‘Shut contact cohorts (CCC) apply to individuals who have to work carefully and break social distancing guidelines to do their jobs. It has to solely be with one individual and you’re recurrently examined.

‘We’re asking the movie star contestants to be a part of an unique help bubble with their dancers, which signifies that one half of the celebration has to stay alone.’

The professionals spent two weeks in September isolating in a Buckinghamshire lodge so they may rehearse the group numbers.  

Comeback king: The only other star to ever return to the show is Jamie Lang, who was allowed to a second chance to star in this year’s Strictly after injury ruled him out of the 2019 series

Comeback king: The one different star to ever return to the present is Jamie Lang, who was allowed to a second likelihood to star on this yr’s Strictly after damage dominated him out of the 2019 sequence

The information of Katya’s optimistic check comes hours after Rylan Clark-Neal revealed he’ll miss filming for Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two for 2 weeks after being pressured to self-isolate.

The presenter, 32, tweeted a press release telling followers he’d come into contact with somebody who examined optimistic for COVID-19, and after searching for a check has examined damaging himself. 

Rylan has co-hosted It Takes Two with Zoe Ball on alternate days this sequence, with the pair unable to host the present collectively on account of strict social distancing measures.

He posted: ‘I came upon this week that somebody I’ve been in current contact with exterior of labor has examined optimistic for coronavirus. I’m due to this fact now following the federal government tips and having to self isolate. 

‘I’ve sought a COVID check and fortunately that has returned a damaging end result. 

‘That does imply I’ll miss the subsequent two weeks of Strictly It Takes Two and my BBC Radio 2 Saturday present. 

‘I sit up for being again quickly and want all of the {couples} good luck for this weekend.’

Rylan later clarified that he paid to have a check completed privately to make sure there was ‘no quick danger’ to anybody in his work bubble throughout Strictly filming.

The star’s isolation additionally means he’ll be unable to current his Saturday present on BBC Radio 2.

Authorities tips state anybody who has come into contact with somebody who has examined optimistic for COVID-19 should self-isolate for 14 days. 

Rylan has been presenting It Takes Two with Zoe on varied days, with the pair unable to host collectively this sequence because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Zoe would host the present Mondays by Wednesdays, with Rylan taking up the duties on Thursdays and Fridays.  

Break: Rylan Clark-Neal has revealed he'll miss filming for Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two for two weeks after being forced to self-isolate

Break: Rylan Clark-Neal has revealed he’ll miss filming for Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two for 2 weeks after being pressured to self-isolate

Rylan had beforehand praised Strictly bosses for breaking boundaries by launched the present’s first ever same-sex pairing with Nicola Adams and Katya Jones.

He described how the present’s inclusive method is a superb step in direction of embracing the LGBTQ group.

He instructed MailOnline: ‘It is actually thrilling, however I believe it is going to be like Dancing On Ice with Ian ‘H’ Watkins and Matt Evers, within the sense that they have been an excellent addition, however after the primary week, their same-sex pairing grew to become the norm. 

All is well: The presenter tweeted a statement telling fans he'd come into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19

All is nicely: The presenter tweeted a press release telling followers he’d come into contact with somebody who examined optimistic for COVID-19

‘It is by no means been completed earlier than on Strictly so it is going to be a giant deal and I believe it is a actually good step in direction of normalising it.

‘There are feminine {couples} throughout Britain, there are male {couples} throughout Britain. I believe it is simply reflecting society and I believe it is an excellent factor to be doing, so good luck to the pair of them!

‘She [Nicola] shall be handled like each different contestant and that is the way it needs to be. I believe it is a actually large step ahead.’ 

The remainder of the Strictly solid are unaffected and the present will proceed this Saturday evening on BBC One. 

Dynamic duo: Rylan has been presenting It Takes Two with Zoe Ball on various days, with the pair unable to host together this series due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Dynamic duo: Rylan has been presenting It Takes Two with Zoe Ball on varied days, with the pair unable to host collectively this sequence because of the COVID-19 pandemic

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