“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.”
They also did not reveal who had tested positive but, as there are many dancers, producers, crew members and celebrities involved in creating the show, it really could be anyone.
Meanwhile, an insider at the BBC confirmed to indy100 that filming for the show is not due to start within the next 10 days, meaning those isolating are not at any risk of delaying the show, which is expected to air at some point in September. They confirmed that it is not the entire cast and crew that have had to isolate due to exposure.
Nine celebrities have so far confirmed they are taking part in the popular dance series. They include Gordon Ramsay’s daughter, Tilly, as well as BBC presenter Dan Walker.
Former Coronation Street Star Katie McGlynn will also put on her dancing shoes this Autumn to participate in the show, as will Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite, who will take part in the show’s first ever male same-sex partnership.
McFly’s Tom Fletcher, Peep Show‘s Robert Webb, and TV presenter AJ Odudu are also in the line-up. Further names are expected to be revealed over the next few days.