Rylan Clark-Neal forced to miss two weeks of Strictly’s It Takes Two after contact with coronavirus

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Rylan Clark-Neal has revealed that he will miss two weeks of Strictly Come Dancing’s It Takes Two after he came into contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus.

The 32 year old has himself tested negative for the virus, but he is now self-isolating and will therefore have to miss hosting Strictly and his BBC Radio 2 show.

Rylan announced the news on his social media channels as he wrote: “I found out this week that someone I have been in recent contact with outside of work has tested positive for coronavirus.

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“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.”

He later added: “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.”

Gethin Jones will step in to cover for Rylan on It Takes Two on Thursdays and Fridays.

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Zoe Ball will continue hosting the BBC show on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Daisy May Cooper wrote in the comments section: “Oh mate, I've been in the same situation. Tested negative but still isolating. So bloody miserable. X x.”

Former The One Show host Matt Baker sent him a love heart emoji as he sent support.

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