Strictly Come Dancing 2021 latest: Tom Fletcher and Amy to miss next week's show after Covid bombshell

STRICTLY was plunged further into chaos as celebrity dancer Tom Fletcher and his professional partner caught Covid – and may have to drop out of the competition.

It’s uncertain if he will have to leave the show but the blow means that the McFly singer will have to miss next week’s show as he goes into ten days of isolation.

And Tom, 36, who’s partnered with Amy Dowden, will only be allowed back on the show if he tests negative in time for the following week.

If he is double vaccinated he can take another test in eight days’ time and if he tests negative can leave isolation after the eight days.

A BBC spokesman told The Sun: “Tom Fletcher and Amy Dowden have tested positive for Covid-19.

“The pair are now self-isolating separately following the latest government guidelines.

“While they will both miss Saturday’s live show, Strictly Come Dancing protocols mean that all being well, they will return the following week.”

Read our Strictly Come Dancing live blog for the latest updates

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    Does the Strictly winner get to keep the Glitterball Trophy?

    So the answer is yes, and no – as it’s not as straight forward as you think.

    After the Strictly winner gets handed the Glitterball by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, they have to hand it back after pictures are taken.

    Instead both the celebrity and their professional dance partner are handed smaller versions of the trophy.

    Chatting on Sunday Brunch, 2011 winner Harry Judd explained: “They give you the big [Glitterball] and then they take it straight off you and give you this tiny little one.”

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    Motsi Mabuse’s real name revealed

    Strictly Come Dancing judge Motsi Mabuse’s full name is Motshegetsi Mabuse.

    Her sister – professional dancer and show winner Oti, 31, – has a longer name too and is called Otlile.

    The name Motshegetsi is said to mean “supporter” in the Bantu language of the Tswana people, which is spoken in South Africa.

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    When is Strictly on?

    Strictly’s live shows kicked off on Saturday (September 25, 2021) at 7pm on BBC One.

    After the first week, episodes will continue on both Saturdays and Sundays – with the results being read out on the second show.

    If you miss any of the action, you can catch up on the BBC iPlayer.

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    Who performs the songs on Strictly Come Dancing?

    Strictly Come Dancing is not just loved by audiences for the brilliant dancing, but also for the great live music.

    Musical director and arranger Dave Arch is the man in charge of the band.

    David is a British pianist, conductor, arranger and composer who has enjoyed a prolific career covering a broad spectrum of the music business including albums, films, and commercials, live and television work.

    He is also the Musical Director for productions of the Royal Variety Performance show on ITV as well as shows like Popstar To Operastar.

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    ‘Those who refuse Covid jab should be sacked from main line up’

    Curtis, 25, said celebrities paired with un-vaxxed dancers should be allowed to dance with one of the many reserve pros who are double-jabbed and waiting in the wings.

    He said: “There’s always reserve professionals on there isn’t there.

    “So if they’re thinking of pulling the show I don’t think that should happen. Maybe remove the pros that aren’t getting the Jab. But not get rid of them or fire them. There’s always reserves on the show.

    “So bring the ones in that have had the jab this year. Put the other ones on the reserve list.

    “They’re still part of the programme, and the show can go on and move forward.”

    Sun Jabs Army supporter AJ added during an interview on Good Morning Britain today: “Listen, actions speak louder than words. We’re both double jabbed, to get live theatre and shows going, it’s the live feeling, the jab is helping.

    “We believe it helps and it’s safety first.”

    Read more here.

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    NIKITA’S GIRLFRIEND SPEAKS OUT ON HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH TILLY RAMSAY

    STRICTLY Come Dancing professional Nikita Kuzmin’s girlfriend has broken her silence after he was spotted enjoying a cosy night in with his celebrity partner Tilly Ramsay.

    Stunning dancer Nicole Wirt, who has been dancing with Nikita since 2016, took to Instagram last night to show her support for the pair.

    She described their debut dance as “mesmerising”, before adding she was “cheering for my faves” as they performed a romantic waltz.

    In other news, AJ Odudu and Kai Widdrington are topping the leaderboard this week with 38 points.

    For Week One, no one goes home. However, the combined judges’ scores and audience votes will be carried over to Week Two for the first elimination.

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    TOM FLETCHER BREAKS SILENCE ON COVID CHAOS

    Strictly Come Dancing star Tom Fletcher has given fans hope that he’ll make an epic return to the dancefloor – despite his Covid bombshell.

    The 36-year-old and his dance partner Amy Dowden tested positive today, hours after last night’s first live show.

    McFly singer Tom will have to miss next week’s show as he goes into ten days of isolation – and if he’s not fully recovered he risks leaving the competition.

    But speaking for the first time since his diagnosis was revealed, Tom commented underneath his partner’s statement saying: “Rest up partner. We’ve got to pull something special out of the bag for week 3.”

    We revealed earlier how Strictly has been plunged further into crisis after Tom caught Covid in week one.

    His devastating Covid result comes at the end of a week in which Strictly has been embroiled in an anti-vax scandal where three pros have not had their jabs.

    Tom, whose wife is 2020’s I’m A Celebrity winner Giovanna Fletcher, 36, has also been forced to pull out of his McFly tour.

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    IS TOM FLETCHER LEAVING STRICTLY?

    STRICTLY was plunged further into chaos as celebrity dancer Tom Fletcher and his professional partner caught Covid – and may have to drop out of the competition.

    Here’s what we know about the situation.

    It’s uncertain if he will have to leave the show but the blow means that the McFly singer will have to miss next week’s show as he goes into ten days of isolation.

    And Tom, 36, who’s partnered with Amy Dowden, will only be allowed back on the show if he tests negative in time for the following week.

    If he is double vaccinated he can take another test in eight days’ time and if he tests negative can leave isolation after the eight days.

    So it could be just the one episode he misses, but having to miss training, it’s more likely he’ll have to miss at least two episodes before he’s back on screen again.

    A BBC spokesman told The Sun: “Tom Fletcher and Amy Dowden have tested positive for Covid-19.

    “The pair are now self-isolating separately following the latest government guidelines.

    “While they will both miss Saturday’s live show, Strictly Come Dancing protocols mean that all being well, they will return the following week.”

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    ROSE AYLING-ELLIS REVEALS HOW SHE HEARS THE MUSIC ON STRICTLY

    Rose – who plays Mick Carter’s daughter Frankie on the BBC soap – explained she ‘feels’ the music on Strictly.

    “They think we hear nothing,” she said.

    “But hearing stuff isn’t just about hearing stuff in your ear. It’s also visual, you watch the show, you feel it as well.”

    She added to The Guardian: “Nothing is impossible, and I know that a lot of deaf children grow up in society that thinks that it’s not possible [for them to succeed]. But no – you can do it.”

    Rose explained how she will be able to pick up the beat of the music, so that she can dance in time on Strictly.

    The actress added to BBC News: “It is a common misconception that deaf people can’t enjoy music.

    “I have a hearing aid, so I pick up some of the music and I can hear the beat. I can hear someone singing, but I can’t identify exact words. I also feel the vibrations.”

    This means the vibrations from the live band led by Dave Arch can be felt through the large dancefloor at the show’s Elstree studios.

    The EastEnders star said she will be able to use her professional partner for guidance to stay in time with the rhythm.

    “I will be focusing on reading my partner’s body language plus counting in my head, which will help me with timing,” she says. “So for me it’s a combination of everything.”

    Rose added: “However not all deaf people are the same, every deaf person will have their own unique experience with music.

    “I do love music and I can’t wait to be taught how to dance at a professional level for Strictly!”

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    DANNY DYER CALLS ONSCREEN DAUGHTER ROSE AYLING-ELLIS ‘F***ING FEARLESS’

    EASTENDERS star Danny Dyer has proudly boasted about his onscreen daughter, Rose Ayling-Ellis’s Strictly Come Dancing debut.

    The 26-year-old actress – who plays Frankie Lewis in the BBC soap – is the first ever deaf celebrity to take part in Strictly.

    The EastEnders actress performed her first routine – a jive to Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off – this Saturday evening alongside pro partner Giovanni Pernice. 

    She later shared some happy snaps and video of her routine to her Instagram page celebrating the landmark moment.

    Her onscreen dad rushed to congratulate Rose on her debut performance and didn’t hold back with his praise.

    “Absolutely f***ing fearless Rose. So proud. ❤️❤️❤️❤️,” Danny commented on the post.

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    DOES TOM AND AMY’S COVID NEWS MEAN THE END OF STRICTLY?

    The bombshell diagnosis will feed into ongoing fears over the threat of Covid to Strictly.

    On Friday judge Anton du Beke said that a solitary case wouldn’t spell disaster, but more could.

    He said: “If you get one of those you can sort of survive, but if you get something that spreads through the group, well, that’s the end of the show.”

    Tom’s proud wife Giovanna was cheering him on from the sidelines last night as he delivered an impressive performance.

    Speaking with fans after the show, Tom said: “A week ago I couldn’t dance and tonight I did a cha-cha in front of 10 million people…in heels!

    “What a night. Thanks so much to my brilliant partner @amy_dowden for such an awesome week 1 dance.

    “What an honour to open the show! Thanks for the lovey comments and support.

    “Oh, and no, I didn’t realise I was dressed as the dancing man emoji.”

    He added: “Look, I know it’s not perfect, not by a long way (especially that spin, sorry Amy!) but I’m super proud of what me and @amy_dowden did on that dance floor last night. Thanks for supporting us. X.”

    Wearing an eye-catching purple suit, Tom put his best foot forward to dazzle the judges.

    Fans were convinced Tom would win the show after head judge Shirley Ballas gave him a standing ovation on week one.

    Earlier this week, Tom updated fans on the gruelling rehearsals process and shared of photo of him collapsed on the floor.

    Pro dancer Amy also shared a montage of snaps of Tom passed out on the floor.

    She hilariously wrote: “Believe it or not we actually have no floor choreography.”

    Before the start of the series chief executive Sarah James said any pros or celebrities catching Covid during may not have to leave the dancefloor this year.

    She confirmed new isolation rules mean the show might not see a repeat of the Nicola Adams and Katya Jones saga last year, which saw Strictly’s first same sex couple forced to quit the show after the Russian pro received a positive test midway through the competition.

    She explains: “Last year the isolation period if you received a positive test was 14 days and this year it’s ten days so if a celebrity does receive a positive test, it doesn’t necessarily mean they’re out of the competition.”

    The news is a particularly cruel blow for Tom who said he’d wanted to be on Strictly for the past decade since fellow McFly band member Harry Judd took part in the show, and won.

    He said: “Secretly, somewhere deep down I’ve wanted to do it since my band mate Harry did it 10 years ago.

    “I watched him every week in the studio so I feel like I’ve had some sort of secret desire to do it but then life gets in the way but this year it felt right and it felt like it was time.”

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    STRICTLY STARS SEND LOVE TO TOM AND AMY

    STRICTLY Come Dancing’s stars have thrown their support behind Tom Fletcher and Amy Dowden after their Covid bombshell.

    The BBC dance competition was plunged further into crisis today as celebrity dancer Tom Fletcher and his professional partner caught Covid – and may have to drop out of the competition.

    The blow means that the McFly singer will have to miss next week’s show as he goes into ten days of isolation.

    And Tom, 36, who’s partnered with Amy Dowden, will only be allowed back on the show if he tests negative in time for the following week.

    In the meantime, their Strictly co-stars reached out to send their love to the popular pair.

    Under Amy’s Instagram announcement, current Strictly stars Oti Mabuse and Katie McGlynn wrote messages of support, while former Strictly pro AJ Pritchard also reached out.

    Oti commented: “We love you can’t wait to see you soon ❤️,” while Dianne Buswell added: “Love you ❤️xxx see you back in the d floor soon x.”

    Katie shared a sad face and love heart emoji, and AJ wrote, “Sending love & so sad to hear.. ❤️ can’t wait to see you back on the floor..”

    Strictly pros Karen Hauer and Graziano di Prima also sent Tom and Amy their love.

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    PRO DANCER JOHANNES REVEAL JOHN WHAITE’S HABIT THAT DRIVES HIM BONKERS

    STRICTLY’S Johannes Radebe has revealed John Whaite’s one ‘annoying’ habit that is going to drive him ‘bonkers’.

    The pair have made history as the BBC show’s first all-male couple, but Johannes admitted in a chat with The Sun’s TV Mag for its 80-page Strictly Special that John could have a habit that will become a bit wearing.

    He said: “I’ve got to be honest, he did say that he thinks he’s going to drive me bonkers.

    “We’ve just sat outside for a few minutes waiting to talk to you and he hasn’t stopped counting and clicking.”

    However Johannes, 34, added: “It’s nice to have someone who is so determined and wants this.

    “I think it’s lovely and he will go far if he keeps up that attitude and I can work with that attitude. We want to win this thing.”

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    TESS DALY’S SURPRISE AS ROSE AYLING-ELLIS MAKES HISTORY

    STRICTLY Come Dancing star Rose Ayling-Ellis’s landmark moment came as the first deaf contestant was cheered on by the cast and crew in sign language. 

    The EastEnders actress performed her first routine – a jive to Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off – this Saturday evening alongside pro partner Giovanni Pernice. 

    At the end of the high-energy routine, the entire cast and crew were seen on their feet using the sign of ‘applause’ with Tess Daly continuing their breakdown by continuing to speak to them using British Sign Language. 

    ​​She told Rose: ”Congratulations, you really do make a great team.”  

    Rose is joined on the series by her interpreter, who is on hand to help during rehearsals and also during deliberations so the star can understand the feedback. 

    The actress was also seen teaching Giovanni how to talk to her by teaching him a few words in sign language. 

    Rose and Giovanni earned 22 out of 40 for their performance, with Shirley ruffling feathers by only giving her a four, while Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke giving them six each. 

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    HOW OLD ARE THE STRICTLY JUDGES?

    Craig Revel Horwood is the panel’s longest serving judge and is 56 years old.

    That’s five years younger than head judge Shirley Ballas, and barely 18 months older than his new co-star on this year’s panel, Anton du Beke.

    Motsi Mabuse, 40, is the panel’s spring chicken.

    But Craig admits he goes to certain lengths to look good for his age.

    Craig reveals: “TV puts ten years on you and ten pounds. We have to starve ourselves to look normal. It’s why we have Botox.”

    When Craig started on the first ever series of Strictly in 2004 he was the youngest at 39, and shared the panel with Bruno Tonioli, now 65, Arlene Philips, now 78, and Len — who have all now left.

    Bruno decided that for a second year he would stay in the US to be a judge on Dancing With The Stars — the stateside version of Strictly — which meant Anton, who’s been dancing on the show for 17 years, could take his place.

    Craig said: “Anton has finally hung up his dancing shoes. Hoorah. I am delighted about it. He is great and he is funny. There is always room for another judge, isn’t there?

    “Will Bruno come back? I don’t know. It would not matter if Bruno came back, but I hope he does. It is only Covid that is keeping him away.”

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    JUDGE CRAIG REVEALS THE ONE WORD HE’S BANNED FROM SAYING

    ONCE infamous for his putdowns, Craig Revel Horwood has already admitted to going soft on Strictly’s contestants.

    But that doesn’t mean the programme’s notoriously nasty judge is afraid to give the show itself a hard time.

    The judging diva has been with the BBC1 contest since it launched 17 years ago, and in that time he has seen a long line of changes.

    And he will take a dig at them all — whether it’s watching his language on the show or the Covid-safe judging “booths” which he says makes him look like a supermarket checkout girl.

    He said: “We have our own separate judges podiums now and we’ve got big glass things between us. I felt like I needed a cash register.

    “And do you know, I am not allowed to use the word ‘balls’ on Strictly? You can say: ‘Get up on the balls’ (of your feet) but you have to explain it and give it context.

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    PRO DANCER WHO CAUGHT COVID ALLOWED BACK ON THE SHOW

    THE Strictly pro who was forced into isolation after catching Covid was allowed back to compete in Saturday night’s first live show.

    After testing negative on Wednesday, bosses gave the green light for the dancer, who has not been named, to return to the BBC1 dance contest.

    That means they rejoined their celebrity partner for face-to-face rehearsals, but they will only have two to three days to rehearse for their performance.

    A TV insider said: “Strictly producers will be breathing a huge sigh of relief at this news, as losing a celebrity and having to replace them at the last minute would be a nightmare scenario.

    “They were hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst, and already had another pro waiting in the wings if the test came back positive.

    “There was always the option of having the celebrity skip the first live show as they wouldn’t have had much time to prepare their first dance with their partner, which would have been particularly galling.”

    It’s understood the famous face and the pro in question had been trying to learn sections of their routine via zoom calls this week.

    The series officially began with last week’s pre-recorded launch show and it was the day after this was filmed, on September 12, that they tested positive. The celebrity tested negative, however.

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    OSCAR WINNER EMMA THOMPSON STEALS THE SHOW

    SUPERSTAR actress Dame Emma Thompson cheered on her Strictly star husband Greg Wise alongside their lookalike daughter.

    Gaia Romilly Wise, 21, joined her mum in the studio as Greg made his live debut on the BBC show in honour of his late sister.

    After impressing the judges – aside from Shirley Ballas – Greg and his dance partner Karen Hauer headed upstairs to catch up with host Claudia Winkleman.

    “Your wife and daughter are in the audience,” said `Claudia as they appeared on-screen.

    Emma pulled a funny face as she mouthed: “She’s the wife and I’m the daughter.”

    Gaia threw her head back laughing as the audience cheered.

    Claudia added: “Your wife is the one who persuaded you to do it. Are you grateful?”

    Greg Greg, 55, who starred as Lord Mountbatten in Netflix drama The Crown, replied: “Pathetically grateful, my love.

    “I mean come on, what’s not to love?”

    Emma’s best known for her films, Sense and Sensibility, Love Actually and Nanny McPhee.

    She won an Oscar for acting in 1993 for her role in Howard’s End.

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    ONE OF THE PRO DANCERS HAS FINALLY AGREED TO GET COVID JAB

    ONE of Strictly Come Dancing’s three unjabbed professional dancers has performed a dramatic U-Turn and decided to have the Covid vaccination.

    It comes after a week of crisis talks at the BBC and a chorus of disapproval from former stars of the hit show and Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

    There was growing concern among the show’s other pro dancers and celebrities as well as make-up artists, camera operators, costume staff, and other departments who work closely with the performers.

    The Sun on Sunday can reveal that the pro decided to get the jab so they can concentrate on the competition.

    A TV insider said: “The pro felt that the narrative had gotten out of control and wants to bring back the focus to the competition. No-one told them they have to get jabbed but it was a decision they came to themselves and felt it was the best thing to do for everyone involved.

    “It was becoming a guessing game as to who had been vaxxed and who hasn’t where as the professional dancers’ main focus is the dance floor.”

    Dancers do not have to disclose whether they are vaccinated as it is a private medical matter and the BBC cannot even ask about it.

    A BBC spokeswoman said: “We do not comment on speculation of somebody’s Covid vaccination status. “Strictly Come Dancing production has, and will continue, to follow strict Government guidelines to ensure the safety of all on the show.”

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    WHEN DID TOM FLETCHER MARRY GIOVANNA?

    Tom met his wife Giovanna ‘Gi’ Falcone at school when he was just 13 years old.

    He proposed to Gi, who is the sister of Towie star Mario Falcone, in April 2011 – and the pair tied the knot in May 2012.

    The couple welcomed their first child, son Buzz Michelangelo Fletcher, 4, into the world on March 13, 2014.

    On February 16, 2016, their second son Buddy Bob Fletcher, 2, was born – and Tom’s playful daddy antics have won him an army of female admirers.

    On August 25, 2018, Tom’s third child, Max was born.

    She was crowned the winner of I’m A Celebrity 2020.

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    WHO IS TOM FLETCHER?

    Tom Fletcher was born on July 17, 1985, and grew up in Harrow, North West London.

    The 36-year-old attended the prestigious Sylvia Young Theatre School, in Marble Arch.

    Tom’s younger sister, singer Carrie Hope Fletcher, starred as Eponine in Les Miserables – and is now producing vlogs for YouTube.

    Tom’s first big break came when he was 10 – and starred in Oliver! at the London Palladium.

    He then joined band McFly in 2004 and they quickly rose to success.

    Tom has written the majority of the group’s songs, and has also penned hit singles for One Direction, The Vamps and the London 2012 Olympics.

    In 2013, it was announced that McFly and Busted (minus Charlie) would join forces and tour as McBusted.

    The group lasted two years before parting ways, while McFly returned to the stage in September 2016.

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    WHAT HAPPENS NOW THAT TOM FLETCHER HAS COVID?

    The McFly star, 36, last night kicked off the first live show of the series when he performed a showstopping Cha Cha Cha to September by Earth, Wind & Fire.

    His devastating Covid result comes at the end of a week in which Strictly has been embroiled in an anti-vax scandal where three pros have not had their jabs.

    It is believed the celebrities they’ve been partnered with have been unaware which of them are unvaccinated.

    Another celebrity tested positive for Covid just over two weeks ago and only came out of isolation on Thursday leaving them with two days to prepare for Saturday’s first live show.

    Tom, whose wife is 2020’s I’m A Celebrity winner Giovanna Fletcher, 36, tested positive for the virus today (Sunday).

    His dance partner Amy, has publicly acknowledged she is vaccinated as she was offered her jabs at an early stage due to the fact she suffers from Crohn’s Disease.

    It came just 24 hours after he opened Strictly’s first live show with a cha cha cha, and gained a respectable score of 20 points.

    If he is double vaccinated he can take another test in eight days time and if he tests negative can leave isolation.

    But even if ten days passes and he still tests positive he may have to remain in isolation – and that could jeopardise his place in the competition.

    Tom was due to perform at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow tonight, but news that he was unwell and wouldn’t be performing was posted on the McFly Music official Twitter feed.

    It said: “Unfortunately Tom is unwell and won’t be onstage with us tonight in Glasgow.

    “He sends huge and heartfelt apologies to all the fans he won’t see tonight.

    The show will still be going ahead, we’re looking forward to seeing you all and need you guys to sing extra loud for us tonight.”

    Tom then retweeted the news on his own feed along with the words: “So, so sorry.”

    The news will feed into ongoing fears over the threat of Covid to Strictly.

    On Friday judge Anton du Beke said that a solitary case wouldn’t spell disaster, but more could.

    He said: “If you get one of those you can sort of survive, but if you get something that spreads through the group, well, that’s the end of the show.”

    Speaking with fans after last night’s performance, Tom said: “A week ago I couldn’t dance and tonight I did a cha-cha in front of 10 million people…in heels!

    “What a night. Thanks so much to my brilliant partner @amy_dowden for such an awesome week 1 dance.

    “What an honour to open the show! Thanks for the lovey comments and support.

    “Oh, and no, I didn’t realise I was dressed as the dancing man emoji.”

    He added: “Look, I know it’s not perfect, not by a long way (especially that spin, sorry Amy!) but I’m super proud of what me and @amy_dowden did on that dance floor last night. Thanks for supporting us. X.”

    Fans were convinced Tom would win the show after head judge Shirley Ballas gave him a standing ovation on week one.

    Wearing an eye-catching purple suit, Tom put his best foot forward to dazzle the judges.

    Following the dance, judge Shirley Ballas rose to her feet to give Tom and Amy a standing ovation after putting on an upbeat performance.

    Earlier this week, Tom updated fans on the gruelling rehearsals process and shared of photo of him collapsed on the floor.

    Pro dancer Amy also shared a montage of snaps of Tom passed out on the floor.

    She hilariously wrote: “Believe it or not we actually have no floor choreography.”

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    STRICTLY CRISIS AS TOM FLETCHER TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID PUTTING THE SHOW AT RISK

    STRICTLY was plunged further into crisis today as celebrity dancer Tom Fletcher and his professional dance partner caught Covid – and could have to drop out of the competition.

    The blow means that the McFly singer will have to miss next week’s show as he goes into ten days of isolation.

    And Tom, 36, who’s partnered with Amy Dowden, will only be allowed back on the show if he tests negative in time for the following week.

    A BBC spokesman told The Sun: “Tom Fletcher and Amy Dowden have tested positive for Covid-19.

    “The pair are now self-isolating separately following the latest government guidelines.

    “While they will both miss Saturday’s live show, Strictly Come Dancing protocols mean that all being well, they will return the following week.”

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    WHEN DID KAREN HAUER SPLIT FROM KEVIN CLIFTON?

    Kevin and Karen Clifton confirmed they were splitting in March 2018.

    During the 2017 series of Strictly their communication reportedly “became strained” due to their hectic work schedules and long distance commutes.

    The Sun exclusively revealed in December 2017 that Karen had been dating an accountant as her marriage hit the rocks.

    Then in February 2018, The Sun exclusively revealed that the couple were set to divorce.

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    WHO IS STRICTLY PRO DANCER KAREN HAUER DATING?

    KAREN Hauer has delighted Strictly fans since she joined the show in 2012. 

    The Venezuelan dancer has become a well known face on the show’s famous dancefloor.

    In 2009, she competed on US show So You Think You Can Dance.

    The Strictly Come Dancing regular is believed to be single after ending her relationship with opera singer David Webb.

    Despite parting ways years later, a source tells The Sun the former lovers are the best of friends.

    After divorcing Strictly Come Dancing co-star Kevin Clifton two years ago, Karen Hauer has vowed never to date a dancer again.

    In fact, the 39-year-old Venezuelan beauty wants her next partner to be the opposite of her ex-husband — preferably a man with blond hair and tattoos who “knows what he wants”.

    Karen and Kevin broke up after three years of marriage.

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