Strictly’s Judi Love will return to the dancefloor with a Cha Cha following positive Covid test as routines for the Halloween special are revealed
Judi Love appears set to return to the Strictly Come Dancing ballroom this weekend after being struck down with coronavirus ahead of last week’s show.
The 41-year-old TV personality’s name features in this week’s routine reveal, as the list confirmed she is set to take on the Cha Cha with her partner Graziano Di Prima.
Judi took to social media on Monday to tell fans she had a ‘couple of rough days’ battling the virus, which prevented her from performing on Saturday.
She’s back! Judi Love appears set to return to the Stricrlt ballroom this weekend after being struck down with coronavirus ahead of last week’s show
However Judi looks ready return to the dancefloor once again to Olivia Newton-John’s Physical during the Halloween special.
The dances which will honour All Hallows Eve will all embrace the spooky theme, including AJ Odudu and Kai Widdrington, who will dance to Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman.
Meanwhile, Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice will take to the floor with a sexy Tango to Ed Sheeran’s new track, Shivers.
Struggling: Judi took to social media on Monday to tell fans she had a ‘couple of rough days’ battling the virus, which prevented her from performing on Saturday
It comes after fans speculated the couple’s ‘break up’ routine was a referenced to the breakdown of his relationship with ex Maura Higgins, with whom he recently split.
Elsewere, Sara Davies will be taking part in her first Couple’s Choice dance with her partner Aljaž Škorjanec, to Whitney Houston’s Queen Of The Night.
Continuing the Halloween them, Tilly Ramsay and Nikita Kuzmin will show off their Cha Cha skills to Gary Paxton’s Spooky Moves.
During the show, Adam Peaty and Katya will dance the Viennese Waltz to Ludwig Van Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata and Dan Walk and Nadiya Bychkova will be Jiving to The B-52’s Rock Lobster.
Back on track: The 41-year-old TV personality’s name features in this week’s routine reveal, as the list confirmed she is set to take on the Cha Cha with her partner Graziano Di Prima
NEXT WEEK’S ROUTINE REVEAL
AJ & Kai – Viennese Waltz – Dangerous Woman by Ariana Grande
Judi & Graziano – Cha Cha – Physical by Olivia Newton-John
Rose & Giovanni – Tango – Shivers by Ed Sheeran
Sara & Aljaz – Couple’s Choice – Queen Of The Night by Whitney Houston
Tilly & Nikita – Cha Cha – Spooky Movies by Gary Paxton
Adam & Katya – Viennese Waltz – Moonlight Sonata by Ludwig Van Beethoven
Dan & Nadiya – Jive – Rock Lobster b y The B-52’s
John & Johannes – Quickstep – Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Rhys & Nancy – Paso Doble – The Eve Of The War by Jeff Wayne
Tom & Amy – Tango – Highway To Hell by AC/DC
After topping the leaderboard last week, John Waite and Johannes Radebe will be hoping for more success with their Quickstep to Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Rhys Stephenson and Nancy Xu will be hoping to avoid this week’s dance off after landing in the bottom two on Sunday, with a Paso Doble to Jeff Wayne’s The Eve Of The War.
Last but not least, Tom Fletcher and Amy Dowden will be taking to the floor with a Tango to the tune of AC/DC’s Highway to Hell.
Dancing: Meanwhile, Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice will take to the floor with a sexy Tango to Ed Sheeran’s new track, Shivers
Exciting: Elsewere, Sara Davies will be taking part in her first Couple’s Choice dance with her partner Aljaž Škorjanec, to Whitney Houston’s Queen Of The Night
Meanwhile, Judi posted a frank update from bed as she continues to battle COVID-19 earlier this week.
She old followers in a video that ‘coronavirus is real’ as she detailed all the ‘West Indian’ home remedies that she’s used to combat her symptoms.
The comedian told fans that she had ‘a rough couple of days’ and warned them that the prevalence of the illness should prompt them ‘to get your health in order’.
Posting a video from her bed, Judi said: ‘I don’t even know what day it is. Some kind of motivation day.
Candid update: ‘I just want to say to you guys, ‘Rona is real. I give thanks that I was doing little exercise and dancing thing. I feel like I’m handling it much better than I would have’
‘I just want to say to you guys, ‘Rona is real. I give thanks that I was doing little exercise and dancing thing. I feel like I’m handling it much better than I would have had if I hadn’t been doing little exercise and a little sweat.
‘You can hear from my voice, I have done all the West Indian recipes and remedies, for those who are West Indian, especially Jamaicans, you know what I’m talking about. I eat the garlic, onion, the turmeric, the honey – the expensive one, the Manuka one – the ginger, the lime, the lemon, the rum.
‘I’ve had all kind of soup – chicken foot soup, lamb neck soup, red peas, and my voice is still like this and then ‘Rona will then turn round to you and say to you, “You know what, on top of that bredrin, I’m not going to make you able to smell or taste.”
‘I mean, I can’t even smell myself and I know some of you need to smell yourself. I just want to say to you, I’m here.
‘It’s been a rough couple of days and it’s really about for you to get your health in order. Health is wealth, and I’m not just talking about catching that cheque. I just mean having that health so you can live at your optimum.
‘You can continue creating memories, having life experience, spending time with loved ones as long as possible because Rona… Rona has me locked up in here like I’m the woman from Orange Is The New Black,’ the star quipped.
”Rona has got me sleeping out here like someone with no ambition! ‘Rona has got me here standing at the window, waving like a Black kid that wants to play on a Sunday and her mum says, “You’re mad!” That’s what ‘Rona is doing to me!
She even joked: ‘I mean, Rona has got you coughing so hard you’re begging for a sponsorship from Tena Ladies’
She continued to joke: ‘I mean, Rona has got you coughing so hard you’re begging for a sponsorship from Tena Ladies!
”Rona will take you away from your family and you miss then even though you’re in the yard with them. And I mean, some of you are living that life anyway, some of you are locked down in your room, in your laptop, in your phone to the point where you forget you’ve got family next door. Spend time with them because ‘Rona won’t miss that opportunity.
‘I mean, ‘Rona is acting like a player. ‘Rona is going from that body to this body, making you think that it’s not going to everybody but really it’s spreading about in everybody and you’re not the only one!
”Rona is out here like a Tyrone. Like I said, look after yourself. Not just because of ‘Rona but just in general. Your health is your wealth.
‘I just want to say thank you for all your well wishes. Love you,’ she signed off.
Another chance: The presenter will be given a free pass to compete in the show the following week- providing she has a negative Covid test
The presenter, who was due to perform the Cha-cha with dance partner Graziano, 27, was given a free pass to compete in the show the following week- providing she has a negative Covid test.
Judi is the second star to miss a live show due to catching Covid, with McFly’s Tom, 36, and his dance partner Amy, 31, missing out on week two of the series.
A Strictly spokesperson said: ‘Judi Love has tested positive for Covid-19 and is now self-isolating following the latest government guidelines.
‘While Judi and Graziano will not be taking part in Strictly Come Dancing this weekend, Strictly Come Dancing protocols mean that all being well, they will return the following week.’
Not alone: Judi is the second star to miss a live show due to catching Covid, with McFly’s Tom Fletcher, 36, and his dance partner Amy Dowden, 31, missing out on week two of the series
A source told MailOnline that Graziano has not tested positive for Covid-19.
Her absence comes just weeks after fellow contestant Tom and his professional partner Amy were forced to pull out of the competition in week two after they too tested positive for the virus.
This year’s Strictly stars are subject to regular Covid tests, and are required to maintain social distancing at all times during filming.
The couples have formed Covid-safe bubbles for training and performances, but are prohibited from mixing.
This year the government’s Covid guidelines changed, meaning anyone who tests positive is only required to isolate for 10 days, and if contestants are double vaccinated they can end their isolating in eight days if they test negative for Covid.
Strictly’s run of bad luck continued last week as rugby star Ugo Monye was forced to pull out of the show due to injury.
The rugby union player, 38, – who is partnered with Oti Mabuse – took to Twitter to reveal to fans that he was suffering from ‘back problems’ but would be back the week after.
Ugo’s announcement came just a day after Robert Webb bowed out of the show, admitting he had ‘bitten off more than he could chew’, having an ongoing heart condition two years after undergoing open-heart surgery.
Not striken: A source told MailOnline that Graziano has not tested positive for Covid-19
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