Strictly Come Dancing chaos as show is shut down over pro-dancer Covid case

The Strictly Come Dancing camp has been rocked by a Covid case among one of its team members, according to reports.

The programme which is just days into preparations for the live show has been forced to request some staff to isolate for ten days.

It is understood that the positive test for the virus was given by professional dancer Nadiya Bychkova.

It is thought that most of those involved with the show are double jabbed but vaccinations are not completely full proof so there are now concerns the show could be delayed.

A source told The Sun: "This isn’t exactly the dream start. Obviously BBC bosses are panicking.

"They are taking every caution to be Covid secure, and keep everyone safe, but can’t control everything.

"Nadiya tested positive during one of the first meet-ups, during the studio rig."

The celebrities have not started training yet so there is no risk to them having not been in contact with the Strictly team yet.

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However it is a reminder of just how difficult it will be this year to keep the show on the road and avoid infections.

"Yet more measures and precautions may need to be put in place – clearly execs won't take any chances, and safety is their number on priority," the source added.

BBC Breakfast host Dan Walker has officially joined the cast of Strictly Come Dancing 2021.

The 44-year-old presenter appeared on the BBC morning programme on Tuesday to share his exciting news.

Appearing via a video link from his secret holiday location, Dan surprised co-star Louise Miinchin by revealing he's the eighth celebrity to join the BBC dancing competition line-up.

He will join other confirmed contestants such as Hollyoaks babe Katie McGlynn, Dragons' Den star Sara Davies and presenter AJ Odudu.

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