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Strictly in chaos as Motsi Mabuse announces she has to isolate due to ‘urgent trip’ to Germany

Strictly in chaos as Motsi Mabuse announces she has to isolate due to ‘urgent trip’ to Germany
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Strictly in chaos as Motsi Mabuse announces she has to isolate due to ‘urgent trip’ to Germany

Strictly in chaos as Motsi Mabuse publicizes she has to isolate resulting from ‘pressing journey’ to Germany

Strictly Come Dancing has been thrown into chaos after Motsi Mabuse introduced on Thursday she has to self isolate for the subsequent 14 days.

The choose, 39, took to Instagram to inform followers she wouldn’t be a part of Shirley Ballas and Craig Revel-Horwood on the studios on Saturday, however will seem nearly from her own residence after having to journey again to Germany for an ‘pressing journey’.

The announcement comes simply hours after Nicola Adams and Katya Jones needed to withdraw from the competitors as a result of the skilled dancer contracted COVID-19.

Oh dear: Strictly Come Dancing has been thrown into chaos after Motsi Mabuse announced she has to self isolate for the next 14 days, but will appear on the judging panel via video link

Oh expensive: Strictly Come Dancing has been thrown into chaos after Motsi Mabuse introduced she has to self isolate for the subsequent 14 days, however will seem on the judging panel by way of video hyperlink

Strictly Come Dancing has been thrown into chaos after Motsi Mabuse announced she has to self isolate for the next 14 days

Strictly Come Dancing has been thrown into chaos after Motsi Mabuse introduced she has to self isolate for the subsequent 14 days

Motsi mentioned: ‘Hello Guys- earlier this week I wanted to journey to Germany for an pressing cause. I’ll in fact be following the UK Authorities pointers and self-isolating for 14 days.

‘I will be watching from house and by the ability of know-how, needs to be in your residing rooms. Be careful although, I will be doing my very own hair and make-up!’

The BBC informed MailOnline: ‘Motsi will characteristic nearly on this weekend’s present. Additional info on this weekend’s judging panel can be introduced in the end.’

Chaos: The announcement comes just hours after Nicola Adams and Katya Jones had to withdraw from the competition because the professional dancer contracted COVID-19

Chaos: The announcement comes simply hours after Nicola Adams and Katya Jones needed to withdraw from the competitors as a result of the skilled dancer contracted COVID-19 

When Motsi is not doing Strictly, she resides in Germany together with her husband Evgenij Voznyuk and daughter, two.  

The choose’s announcement comes hours after Katya, 31, was shocked to study she’s examined optimistic as she did not show any signs, and informed 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. 

A supply near Nicola informed MailOnline: ‘She’s hoping her Strictly dream just isn’t over. 

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

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

A Strictly consultant confirmed to MailOnline that bosses will not be launching an investigation into how Katya contracted the virus as there is no such thing as a option to point out the place she could 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 remaining subsequent month will characteristic simply 4 {couples} as a substitute of the deliberate 5.

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 pointers

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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 completely gutted this Particular journey needed to finish this fashion and also you don’t get to present extra .

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

To everybody, thanks on your super assist and we’ll hold dancing for you guys a technique or one other. 

In the meantime, please keep secure everyone. And to all my associates 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 12 months alongside Katya, 31, and compete for the Glitterball because the present’s first identical intercourse couple

Devastated: Katya took to her Stories to share a video on a forest walk with Nicola

Devastated: Katya took to her Tales to share a video on a forest stroll with Nicola

Upset: She filmed the boxer walking and added a red love heart emoji

Role model: The Olympian had made history by starring in the first same sex couple

Upset: She filmed the boxer strolling and added a purple love coronary heart emoji

Nicola hopes to return subsequent 12 months 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 12 months’s collection, she would be the second ever star to return, after Jamie Lang, who was allowed to a second likelihood to star on this 12 months’s Strictly after damage dominated him out of the 2019 collection. 

Nonetheless, the Made In Chelsea favorite didn’t characteristic in any exhibits, not like Nicola who has survived two vote offs.

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

Strictly’s ‘bubble’ system 

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

These ‘bubbles’ imply that any celeb can brazenly combine, prepare and carry out with their skilled associate and vice versa, however they’re prohibited from mixing with anybody from outdoors of their bubble throughout filming or coaching.

Regardless of these new restrictions, and a few celebrities having to dwell alone whereas collaborating within the collection, they aren’t restricted from going to public areas similar to outlets 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 collection additionally grew to become the primary within the present’s historical past to air with no dwell viewers after England was plunged right into a month-long lockdown. 

This 12 months has already seen the professionals pre-record all of their group performances whereas isolating collectively in a resort as one bubble, earlier than being separated to affix up with their celeb 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 an announcement 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 pointers.  

Nicola mentioned in an announcement: ‘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 might ask for. She pushed me method out of my consolation zone and it has been an unimaginable expertise. 

Gutted: Nicola shared a montage of her favourite moments during her time on Strictly

Gutted: Nicola shared a montage of her favorite moments throughout her time on Strictly

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Sad: 'I'm gutted to be out of the competition but in these unprecedented times and as frustrating as it is, the COVID measures in place are to keep everyone safe'

Unhappy: ‘I am gutted to be out of the competitors however in these unprecedented occasions and as irritating as it’s, the COVID measures in place are to maintain everybody secure’

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'You made history': Claudia Winkleman and It Takes Two's Zoe Ball shared their condolences

‘You made historical past’: Claudia Winkleman and It Takes Two’s Zoe Ball shared their condolences 

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

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

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

‘In fact, I am devastated to depart this fashion however I’ve made a good friend for all times and cherished each second of this particular journey. I might prefer 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 prefer 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 can 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 star {and professional} associate of the identical gender could be competing collectively.

It was introduced in September that Nicola could be within the first same-sex pairing on the BBC present, as she mentioned in an announcement: ‘It is superb to be part of the motion for change, variety and breaking boundaries within the leisure business.’

Talking dwell from her house on BBC Breakfast, Nicola mentioned of her groundbreaking all-female pairing: ‘It is actually vital, it is a massive step for the present as nicely.

‘It is good to see we have been in a position to transfer on and I simply cannot wait to get some dancing completed actually.’

Revealing she approached Strictly with the thought 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 mentioned “yeah I am going to 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 numerous. It is a sensible step in the suitable course.

‘Will probably be good for the LGBT neighborhood 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 after 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 feel the fantastic thing about this partnership is… it is by no means been completed earlier than on Strictly. So, principally, we’re free to do what we wish, 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 strong rating of 21 factors out of 30.

The duo had been praised as ‘absolute dynamite’ and a ‘improbable 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 remaining 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, they usually had been pressured to compete with Jason Bell and Luba Mushtuk within the dance-off, however they had been saved by the judges after performing their jive for the second time.

In an announcement the company mentioned the competitors is an ‘inclusive present’ and they’re ‘proud’ to have had same-sex numbers in earlier collection.

The BBC mentioned: ‘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 collection.

‘Now we have said, previously, 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 blissful to facilitate. The present is at the beginning about dance, the intercourse of every associate inside a coupling should not have any bearing on their routine.’

Final 12 months male skilled dancers Johannes Radebe and Graziano Di Prima carried out a identical intercourse routine throughout the present’s seventeenth collection.

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 might proceed within the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, together with common testing and inserting the {couples} in separate ‘bubbles’ to allow them to prepare and carry out collectively.

These ‘bubbles’ imply that any celeb can brazenly combine, prepare and carry out with their skilled associate and vice versa, however they’re prohibited from mixing with anybody from outdoors of their bubble throughout filming or coaching.

Regardless of these new restrictions, and a few celebrities having to dwell alone whereas collaborating within the collection, they aren’t restricted from going to public areas similar to outlets 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 collection additionally grew to become the primary within the present’s historical past to air with no dwell viewers after England was plunged right into a month-long lockdown. 

This 12 months has already seen the professionals pre-record all of their group performances whereas isolating collectively in a resort as one bubble, earlier than being separated to affix up with their celeb 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

Retaining a low profile? The pair had been final seen after Tuesday’s episode of It Takes Two, trying to cover away 

Superstar contestants and their skilled companions are examined recurrently, with forged and crew informed to isolate ought to they contract the virus.

It was confirmed earlier than the collection started that if any celeb examined optimistic as soon as the collection started they might be dropped from the present, with stories 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 collection can go forward throughout the COVID-19 disaster.

Superstar contestants and their skilled companions are examined recurrently, with forged and crew informed to isolate ought to they contract the virus.

Bosses have already confirmed any celeb that exams optimistic as soon as the collection begins can be dropped from the present, with stories saying there are celebrities on stand-by.

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

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

Strictly 2020 has additionally seen the collection run shortened to only 9 weeks, with 12 celebrities collaborating as a substitute of the standard 15.

The present’s annual journey to Blackpool has been cancelled, together with this 12 months’s Halloween and Christmas specials.

Solely three judges – Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse – can be within the studio with separate rostrums, after Bruno Tonioli was unable to seem resulting from journey issues. 

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

With restricted studio crew, massive units might not be constructed – so producers will use augmented actuality, which provides computer-generated components.

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

Strictly will nonetheless characteristic a dwell viewers, nevertheless 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 execs can be axed from the present if they’re caught kissing throughout filming.

Strictly 2020 has additionally seen the collection run shortened to only 9 weeks, with 12 celebrities collaborating as a substitute of the standard 15.

The present’s annual journey to Blackpool has been cancelled, together with this 12 months’s Halloween and Christmas specials.

Solely three judges – Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse – can be within the studio with separate rostrums, after Bruno Tonioli was unable to seem resulting from journey issues.

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

With restricted studio crew, massive units might not be constructed – so producers will use augmented actuality, which provides computer-generated components. 

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

Days earlier than the collection started, there had been doubts over whether or not singer HRVY would have the ability to compete, as he examined optimistic for coronavirus.  

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

A spokesman for the present insisted all celebrities on the present are ‘examined recurrently’ and claimed that the optimistic check has had ‘minimal affect 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 exhibits that being younger does not make you invincible, so be sure to put on a masks please, have day.’

Weeks earlier than, a crew member additionally contracted coronavirus.

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

‘Now we 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 mentioned 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 can be collaborating within the launch present (pending a damaging check consequence) and that they solely got here into contact with a handful of manufacturing crew, who had been then remoted and examined, subsequently minimal affect 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 collection started, there had been doubts over whether or not singer HRVY would have the ability to compete, as he examined optimistic for coronavirus

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

Sarah mentioned: ‘Clearly in line with authorities pointers in the event you obtain a optimistic check it’s important 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 prepare 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 might be recurrently examined.

‘We’re asking the celeb contestants to be a part of an unique assist bubble with their dancers, which signifies that one half of the social gathering has to dwell alone.’

The professionals spent two weeks in September isolating in a Buckinghamshire resort 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 12 months’s Strictly after damage dominated him out of the 2019 collection

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 an announcement telling followers he’d come into contact with somebody who examined optimistic for COVID-19, and after in search of a check has examined damaging himself. 

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

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

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

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

‘I stay up for being again quickly and need 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 threat’ 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 pointers 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 collection as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.

Zoe would host the present Mondays by means of Wednesdays, with Rylan taking on 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 good step in the direction of embracing the LGBTQ neighborhood.

He informed MailOnline: ‘It is actually thrilling, however I feel it will likely be like Dancing On Ice with Ian ‘H’ Watkins and Matt Evers, within the sense that they had been an important 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 an announcement 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 may be an enormous deal and I feel it is a actually good step in the direction of normalising it.

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

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

The remainder of the Strictly forged 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 collection as a result of COVID-19 pandemic

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