Rylan Clark-Neal will miss 'Strictly: It Takes Two' as he is self-isolating

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Rylan Clark-Neal has revealed he has to miss two weeks of Strictly: It Takes Two because he is self-isolating after coming into contact with someone with the coronavirus.

The TV star told fans that he had contact with the person outside of work.

Clark-Neal took a test – which was negative – but will miss a fortnight of the Strictly spin-off as he self-isolates according to government guidelines. He will also miss his BBC Radio 2 Saturday show.

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The 32-year-old – who hosts the BBC show alongside Zoe Ball - tweeted: “I found out this week that someone I have been in recent contact with outside of work has tested positive for coronavirus.

“I am therefore now following the government guidelines and having to self-isolate.

“I have sought a COVID test and thankfully that has returned a negative result.

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“That does mean I will miss the next two weeks of Strictly: It Takes Two and my BBC Radio 2 Saturday show.”

He added: “I look forward to being back soon and wish all the couples good luck for this weekend.”

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The star later said in another tweet: “I’d just like to add seeing some of your comments, I paid privately to have a test to make sure there was no immediate risk to my work bubbles.

“Stay safe x.”

Fans responded to Clark-Neal’s message with posts saying he would be missed.

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Strictly judge Motsi Mabuse tweeted a red heart and actress Daisy May Cooper posted on Instagram: “Oh mate, I've been in the same situation. Tested negative but still isolating. So bloody miserable. X x.”

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