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Dancing on Ice 2021: Phillip Schofield confirms no crew members have Covid-19 ahead of series

Phillip Schofield has confirmed that no Dancing on Ice crew members have tested positive for coronavirus.

Earlier this week it was reported that five members of staff had tested positive for the virus.

It was also reported that the new series, which begins on Sunday, was in jeopardy over the alleged outbreak onset.

However, the ITV host has now revealed that it’s ‘not true’.

Speaking to Metro.co.uk and other press, Phillip explained: ‘Throughout the beginning of this year’s Dancing on Ice, various people have either them or in their circle have had Covid-19.

‘But what is not accurate, is that five people currently have Covid.’

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No staff currently have coronavirus (Picture: ITV)

‘Everyone up to today (Wednesday) has tested negative,’ he added.

Dancing on Ice bosses have ensured that a number of strict Covid-19 rules have been put in place to make sure the competition can go ahead safely.

An ITV spokesperson told Metro.co.uk: ‘The welfare of everyone who works on Dancing On Ice is our first priority.

‘We have had a robust set of measures in place ever since work on the series commenced in order to operate safely within Covid-19 guidelines and to ensure the wellbeing of everyone connected with the production.’

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Dancing on Ice begins on Sunday (Picture: ITV)

As well as plenty of changes behind the scenes to remain Covid-secure, there are a few differences in the format on Dancing on Ice this year.

Like normal, six celebrities will take part in the first show of the series, followed by the remaining six the week after.

The couples at the bottom of their respective leaderboards after both weeks will take part in a Skate Off, where they’ll compete again in a bid to keep their place in the competition.

But in a new twist, this year, judges will have the power to award their newly created Golden Ticket, which has the power to send one couple through to the next stage making them safe from the vote.

Dancing On Ice kicks off on Sunday at 6pm on ITV.

 


Credit: Original article published here.

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