Strictly's Motsi Mabuse to self-isolate but still appear this weekend

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Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

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Strictly Come Dancing continues to face complications from COVID-19, with judge Motsi Mabuse being the latest one impacted.

Motsi announced late on Thursday (November 12) that she is now in self-isolation because she had to travel outside of the UK to Germany this week – yet she will still judge from home.

"Earlier this week, I needed to travel to Germany for an urgent reason," she explained. "I will of course be following the UK Government guidelines and self-isolating for 14 days.

"I'll be watching from home and by the power of technology, should be in your living rooms. Watch out though, I'll be doing my own hair and make-up."

Photo credit: Ray Burmiston - BBC
Photo credit: Ray Burmiston - BBC

Motsi's announcement comes on the same day as the BBC confirmed that Nicola Adams and Katya Jones would be leaving the competition because Katya had tested positive for COVID – though she is asymptomatic.

"I'm gutted to be out of the competition, but in these unprecedented times and as frustrating as it is, the COVID measures in place are to keep everyone safe, and I'm doing what I can to help," Nicola said.

"I'll be spending the next 14 days isolating so I'd like to apologise in advance for the ridiculous amount of TikToks I'll be posting, in my newfound free time when I'm not gaming!"

Strictly Come Dancing will still be continuing this week as normal, aside from Motsi's absence in the studio, because the BBC has confirmed no other celebs or dance pros have tested positive.

Photo credit: Guy Levy - BBC
Photo credit: Guy Levy - BBC

Unfortunately, spin-off show Strictly: It Takes Two is facing complications as well because co-presenter Rylan Clark-Neal is in self-isolation for two weeks after coming into contact with someone who tested positive.

Strictly Come Dancing continues this Saturday (November 14) on BBC One. Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two, hosted by Zoe Ball and Rylan Clark-Neal, airs Mondays through Fridays at 6.30pm on BBC Two.

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