Craig Revel Horwood, who has been positive for Covid-19, will not be able to participate in Saturday’s judging panel.

56 year old judge for Strictly come Dancing has been placed on leave and will be able to resume action in the coming week.  

Strictly spokeswoman said that Craig Revel Horwood had tested positive for Covid-19, and was now self-isolating according to the most recent government guidelines.  

Self-isolating: Craig Revel Horwood has tested positive for Covid-19 and will be absent from the judging panel on Saturday's show

Craig Revel Horwood tested positive for Covid-19. He will therefore not participate in Saturday’s judging panel.

Craig won’t take part in Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday, but he will be back the week after. 

Craig’s replacement by another judge is not confirmed.  

In this case, the scores of the celebrity contestants will be based on 30 points instead of the 40.

Rylan Clark Neal also addressed the issue on Strictly: Two. 

Absent: The Strictly Come Dancing , 56, judge is currently self-isolating and hopes to be back in action the following week (L-R, Craig, Motsi Mabuse, Shirley Ballas and Anton Du Beke)

Absent: The 56-year-old judge of Strictly Come Dancing is currently in self-isolation and will be back to action next week (L-R. Craig, Motsi Makase, Shirley Ballas, and Anton Du Beke).

He stated, “Craig! We’re sending all our love to you and can’t wait for you to come visit us soon.”

Craig (who is on the panel alongside Shirley Ballas Motsi Mbuse, Anton Du Beke and Anton Du Beke) is the first judge that has had to withdraw from the show after a positive drug test. 

Celebrity contestants Tom Fletcher (and Judi LOVE) both tested positive to Covid during this year’s series. After a one-week break, they were allowed back to compete.

Judi became very ill during isolation. She told her fans she was having a difficult few days and advised them to get their health under control.  

A Strictly spokesperson said: 'Craig Revel Horwood has tested positive for Covid-19 and is now self-isolating following the latest government guidelines'

Strictly’s spokesperson stated: “Craig Revel Horwood was positive for Covid-19. He is self-isolating as per the government’s latest guidelines.”

Judi uploaded a video to her bed. It could be a motivational day.

“Rona is real. It was a blessing that I did not do much exercise or dance. My body is handling this much better now that I have done little exercise and got a bit of sweat.

“You can hear my voice. I know all West Indian remedies and recipes. For those West Indians especially Jamaicans, that’s what I mean. 

“I consume the garlic, onions, turmeric, honey, and the Manuka one. The ginger, lime, lemon, and rum are my favorites.

Ill: Celebrity contestants Tom Fletcher and Judi Love (pictured) both tested positive for Covid on this year's series and were allowed to return to the competition after taking one week off

Ill: Two Celebrity Contestants, Tom Fletcher (pictured), and Judi Love were both positive for Covid in this year’s series. They were permitted to rejoin the contest after one week of off 

“I’ve tried every kind of soup: chicken neck soup, lamb neck, red pea soup. My voice sounds like this. Rona then turns around and says to me, “You know, Rona, you don’t have to be able to taste or smell anything on top of the bredrin.”

Tom and Amy Dowden, his professional partner and dancer, caught Covid in the early stages of the series but were unable to attend the live second show. 

The McFly star said at the time it was ‘frustrating’ not to be able to take part and added that the hardest part was that he had to quarantine away from his children Buzz, seven, Buddy, five, and Max, three. 

Tom and Amy remain in the contest, making it to the last seven. Judi Di Prima and Graziano di Prima are the five couples eliminated. 

Contenders: Tom and Amy are still in the competition, having made it to the final seven

Contenders: Tom and Amy are still in the competition, having made it to the final seven 

The BBC’s Covid regulations were stricter for last year’s series. Nicola Adams was forced to quit the show, and Katya Jones had to be kicked out after she tested positive.

Bruno Tonioli was forced to miss the Strictly finals because he couldn’t fly from Los Angeles to London in time for the pandemic. However, he stayed on as judge of the US Dancing With The Stars.  

Strictly Come Dancing is broadcast on BBC One Saturday, November 20th. 

Missing: Judge Bruno Tonioli has missed the last two series of Strictly as he was unable to fly between Los Angeles and London during the pandemic

Missing: Judge Bruno Tonioli was unable fly from London to Los Angeles during the pandemic, so he missed Strictly’s last two seasons.