Strictly Come Dancing has suffered its first COVID-19 blow – with YouTuber candidate HRVY, who allegedly tested positive for coronavirus.
The Internet personality – real name Harvey Cantwell – is said to have been infected with the virus despite her asymptomatic symptoms and was isolated.
According to sources, he has to stay there until October 8, just four days before the celebrities start working with their pro dancers.
COVID disaster! Strictly Come Dancing has suffered its first celebrity COVID-19 stroke – with YouTuber candidate HRVY reportedly testing positive for coronavirus
If he is not doing well, he will be excluded from the competition.
"This is the last thing that is badly wanted," a source told The Sun. "They have been jumping through the hoops since day one to make sure everything is done safely and with the least possible risk to the cast and crew."
“But with only ten days to introduce the celebrities to their partners, this is the worst case scenario.
"The bosses scrapped the substitutes this year. So if someone gets sick, it's him." And with a crunchy run there is no room for error. & # 39;
HRVY was on the BBC this week with contestants Jason Bell, Clara Amfo and Maisie Smith to publicize the upcoming series.
Precautions! This follows news that Stars may be screened for coronavirus daily after a former crew member tested positive days before the new series
Out? The Internet personality – real name Harvey Cantwell – is said to have been infected with the virus despite her asymptomatic symptoms and was isolated
They followed social distancing rules and the other three have tested and are negative.
This follows news that Stars may be checked for coronavirus daily after a former crew member tested positive days before the new series.
The successful BBC One dance show reportedly found itself in a crisis after the news, in which "everyone was told to leave" and the set was "thoroughly cleaned".
Cross contamination? HRVY was on the BBC this week with contestants (L-R) Clara Amfo and Maisie Smith and Jason Bell
Cons: Fortunately, Jason Bell tested negative
And now it has been claimed that stars could have daily checks to keep everyone "virus-free" and "leave nothing to chance".
A source told The Sun: “After this positive test, nothing is left to chance. A lot of money has been spent making sure everyone on the show has access to testing.
“If necessary, attendees can even undergo daily checks to make sure they stay virus-free.
"It's important for producers to know that if the worst comes to the worst, they can respond to ensure that there isn't a massive crisis."
Too late? According to sources, he will have to stay there until October 8, which will only take four days for the celebrities to partner with their pro dancers
The source added that the "nightmare scenario" is a case that goes "undetected" and spreads through both the cast and crew.
The Sun has also claimed that bosses have a list of "stand-by" stars for the show in case a star falls ill with relatives who are likely to be excluded from rehearsals and not allowed a live studio audience.
MailOnline has requested a comment from Strictly Come Dancing.
The Sun claimed that a lighting expert worked on the set of the dance competition for a week.
Better safe than sorry! And now it has been claimed that stars could be subjected to daily checks in order to keep everyone "virus-free" and "leave nothing to chance" (Oti Mabuse and Kelvin Fletcher, picture 2019).
After his positive test result, at least five employees who were in close contact with him were sent home and asked to self-isolate and wait for their own tests.
In addition, a thorough cleaning of the set with powerful electrostatic spray devices was apparently ordered.
The report also claimed the worker was eagerly awaiting a third test after a second medical review of his Covid-19 status came back as "inconclusive".
New Rules: The Sun has also claimed that bosses have a list of "standby" stars for the show in case a star falls ill with relatives who are likely to be banned from rehearsals and not allowed a live studio audience (Katya Jones pictured 2019).
The source of the publication also reported that panic was rapidly spreading among professional dancers scheduled to start filming in the studios tomorrow.
A source told The Sun that the crew member was in close contact with "dozens of others" on the set of Strictly.
The insider said, "They were hours away from filming the taped professional group dances when they called to say that one of the crew members had tested positive when turning up for another job.
“Everything came to a halt while worried bosses pondered what to do. This is the worst case scenario for Strictly as they went to extreme lengths to keep the show safe up to this point.
"Starting a show and then stopping production is the most expensive thing that can happen. They pray it isn't more serious than just one person who may have it."
The source also insisted that if the show can film the group dances before the series' scheduled start date, filming must begin at the studio this week, admitting that it's already a "race against time".
A source told MailOnline: & # 39; The crew member is no longer in production and received a negative NHS test result.
"Procedures have been followed and strict case-by-case protocols in place, but the record will not be made until later this week so there will be minimal impact."
Oh, oh, it comes after the hit BBC One dance show was reportedly in crisis earlier this week after a former crew member tested positive for coronavirus a few days before the new series started (some of the professional dancers who did 2019 were shown).
MailOnline has requested a comment from Strictly Come Dancing.
The report comes days after the final lineup of celebrities participating in the upcoming series was confirmed.
Home Secretary Jacqui Smith, 57, and YouTube star HRVY were confirmed as final candidates for this year's Strictly Come Dancing.
They joined Jason Bell, Ranvir Singh, Clara Amfo, Caroline Quentin, Jamie Laing, Bill Bailey, JJ Chalmers, Max George, Maisie Smith and Nicola Adams.
Strictly Come Dancing Contestants 2020
Job: Actress known for roles in Men Behaving Badly and Jonathan Creek
Caroline says: "I hope my knees won't let me down and I hope the basics will meet expectations when I start jumping around!"
Fun fact: She met her husband, Sam Farmer, on the set of Men Behaving Badly in 1998 when he was one of the studio runners.
Job: Singer – from the former boy band The Wanted
Max says: "Nan – I'm doing it strictly this year!" when he vowed to make his superfan grandmother proud
Fun fact: Max & # 39; colleague The Wanted bandmate Jay McGuiness was at Strictlby Come Dancing in 2015 – and won it!
Job: Radio 1 presenter
Clara says: "As we know, this year has been a real challenge and I know we all enjoy escaping by dancing."
Fun fact: Clara has some celebrity game show experience after attending Celebrity Masterchef in 2018
Job: Comedian and TV personality
Clara says: "I am not the master of the dance, but rather a kind of caretaker of the dance."
Fun fact: Bill is a classically trained musician and multi-instrumentalist
Job: EastEnders actress
Maisie says: "Get me in those sequins, I can't wait to dive into the Strictly Fancy Dress Box this winter!"
Fun fact: Maisie won the Strictly Children In Need Special with Kevin Clifton in 2019
Job: YouTube star
HRVY says: "Being strict is going to be an amazing experience and I'm so grateful to be able to participate this year."
Fun fact: HRVY follows in the footsteps of former internet star contestants Joe Sugg and Saffron Barker, the latter of whom is close friends with him
Job: Retired American Football Player – Now an Expert
Jason says: & # 39; I'm thrilled. I'm a huge fan of the show, I've seen it since I came to this country so it's time for me to do something cool to impress my daughter now that she can watch me perform! & # 39;
Fun fact: Jason is the father of Nadine Coyle's daughter. The couple dated for 11 years and only separated in 2019
Age: 43 years
Occupation: ITV broadcaster, political editor for GMB
Ranvir says, "It feels like I'm on a roller coaster … Hopefully after the first dance I'll feel more excited than sick!"
Fun fact: Ranvir is the fourth GMB star after Susanna Reid, Richard Arnold and Charlotte Hawkins.
Job: Double Olympic gold medalist boxer
Nicola says: "I am a huge fan of the show and I am delighted to be part of something that holds such a special place in the hearts of so many people."
Fun fact: Nicola will form the series' first same-sex pairing as she works with a professional woman.
Job: Ex Royal Marine and Invictus Games medalist
JJ says: "Strictly speaking, it's a completely different ball game in terms of the challenges I face, but I'm ready for an adventure."
Fun fact: JJ is close friends with Prince Harry after working together on the Invictus Games
Job: Made In Chelsea Star
Jamie says: “I'm over the moon that I can actually come back and dance again. It will be incredibly amazing! & # 39;
Fun fact: Jamie was forced to retire from the 2019 Strictly series following a foot injury
RT HON JACQUI SMITH
Jacqui says: "I was speechless with excitement when I was asked to join Strictly – and that's very rare for me …!"
Fun fact: Fifty years ago she received a bronze medal for Scottish Highland Dancing
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