Rylan Clark Neal is returning to Strictly Come Dancing’s It Takes Two one day early after two weeks isolating.
The presenter was forced to isolate for a fortnight following close contact with someone who had tested positive for coronavirus and missed two weeks of hosting duties.
However, Rylan has announced he’ll be back on the show tonight and will be joined by Nicola Adams and Katya Jones, who will finally have their It Takes Two exit interview after they were axed from the series two weeks ago.
The contestants were forced to quit the BBC One competition earlier this month after Katya tested positive for coronavirus.
Rylan shared the exciting news on Twitter, writing: ‘Tonight I’m back a day early on @bbcstrictly #ItTakesTwo, joining me for the first time @NicolaAdamsOBE and @Mrs_katjones finally have their final chat, @BillBailey and @OtiMabuse, @ianwaite will be here and it’s the launch of the PRO CHALLENGE! With @gorkamarquez1 .6.30pm BBC2.’
Nicola was ‘devastated’ that her Strictly journey had to come to an end over her partner’s positive test result.
‘Hey guys! I’m absolutely devastated my Strictly journey has come to an end so soon,’ she said in a statement at the time.
‘I had so much more to give and so many people to win this for!
‘But I just want to say a huge thank you to Katya for being the best dance partner anyone could ask for. She pushed me way out of my comfort zone and it’s been an incredible experience.’
Meanwhile, Rylan was forced to miss two weeks of Strictly: It Takes Two after coming into contact with someone with coronavirus, despite testing negative himself.
He 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.
‘That does mean I will miss the next two weeks of Strictly It Takes Two and my BBC Radio 2 Saturday show.
‘I look forward to being back soon and wish all the couples good luck for this weekend.’
Strictly: It Takes Two airs tonight at 6.30pm on BBC Two.
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