Strictly Come Dancing 2021 news – Craig Revel-Horwood tests POSITIVE for Covid and will MISS Saturday's live show

CRAIG Revel Horwood has tested positive for Covid-19 and will not take part in Strictly Come Dancing this weekend, a spokesperson for the show said.

A statement reads: "Craig Revel Horwood has tested positive for Covid-19 and is now self-isolating following the latest government guidelines.

"While Craig will not be taking part in Strictly Come Dancing this weekend, all being well he will return the following week."

It comes after there wasn't a dry eye in the Strictly Come Dancing studio on Saturday after Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice performed a very special routine this weekend.

To pay respect and raise awareness for members of the deaf community, the music was cut and the pair continued to dance in silence as part of their spellbinding routine to the Clean Bandit featuring Zara Larsson song Symphony.

When the dance ended a tearful Giovanni told his celeb dance partner: "I love you," followed by an emotional hug.

Read our Strictly Come Dancing live blog for the latest updates….

  • Joseph Gamp

    Sara Davies seventh star to be booted off Strictly

    Dragons’ Den star Sara Davies has become the seventh celebrity eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing.

    The entrepreneur, 37, and her professional partner Aljaz Skorjanec faced social media star Tilly Ramsay and her partner Nikita Kuzmin in the dance-off following the public vote.

    Ramsay and Kuzmin also landed in the bottom two the previous week against Olympic swimmer Adam Peaty and Katya Jones, but they were saved by the judges for a second time.

    Davies and Skorjanec danced their Argentine tango to No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) by Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand again in the dance-off, but it was not enough to save them from being booted out of the competition.

    Kuzmin and Ramsay, who celebrated her 20th birthday during the week, were saved unanimously by the judges after they performed their quickstep to I Won’t Dance by Damita Jo.

  • Joseph Gamp

    BREAKING: Craig Revel Horwood tests positive for Covid

    Craig Revel Horwood has tested positive for Covid-19 and will not take part in Strictly Come Dancing this weekend, a spokesperson for the show said

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

    “While Craig will not be taking part in Strictly Come Dancing this weekend, all being well he will return the following week.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    The celebs booted off Strictly so far

    Here’s who has left the show so far:

    • Week two: Nina Wadia and Neil Jones
    • Week three: Katie McGlynn and Gorka Marquez
    • Withdrawn: Robert Webb and Dianne Buswell
    • Week four: Greg Wise and Karen Hauer
    • Week five: Ugo Monye and Oti Mabuse
    • Week six: Judi Love and Graziano di Prima
    • Week seven: Adam Peaty and Katya Jones
    • Week eight: Sara Davies and Aljaz Skorjanec
    • Joseph Gamp

      Dan Walker: ‘It’s just a TV show!’

      BBC presenter Dan Walker commented that he does not know “who is voting for us” as he remained in Strictly Come Dancing for another week.

      The TV star, 44, and his professional partner Nadiya Bychkova landed near the bottom of the leaderboard alongside Tilly Ramsay and her partner Nikita Kuzmin with a score of 29 after Saturday night’s episode.

      But it was Dragons’ Den star Sara Davies and Aljaz Skorjanec who ended up being sent home on Sunday night after facing Ramsay in the dreaded dance-off.

      Walker tweeted: “Please don’t shout at me” followed by a laughing crying face emoji.

      He added: “I’m having an amazing time, my kids are delighted & it’s only a TV show! For those asking, I don’t know who is voting for us (probably not Craig) but we’re incredibly thankful to everyone who is.”

      “See you next week. Can’t wait.”

    • Joseph Gamp

      Aljaz calls Sara Davies ‘the angel of the north’ as couple are eliminated

      DRAGONS’ Den star Sara Davies was dumped out of Strictly after a dance off against Tilly Ramsay.

      The businesswoman was shown the door after the judges voted to save Gordon Ramsay’s 20-year-old daughter and her dance partner Nikita Kuzmin, 23.

      Sara, 37, said: “I had no idea any of this was in me. It’s been a life changing experience and one I’ve loved every second of.”

      Partner Aljaz Skorjanec, 31, dubbed Sara, who comes from Co Durham, “the angel of the north”. He added: “You have been an absolute joy.”

    • Louis Allwood

      Who has been voted off and withdrawn so far?

      Here’s who has left the show so far:

      • Week two: Nina Wadia and Neil Jones
      • Week three: Katie McGlynn and Gorka Marquez
      • Withdrawn: Robert Webb and Dianne Buswell
      • Week four: Greg Wise and Karen Hauer
      • Week five: Ugo Monye and Oti Mabuse
      • Week six: Judi Love and Graziano di Prima
      • Week seven: Adam Peaty and Katya Jones
      • Week eight: Sara Davies and Aljaz Skorjanec

      Rylan Clark shocks fans as he reveals he’s ditching his iconic white teeth after eight years

      RYLAN Clark shocked fans today as he revealed he is ditching his famously bright white teeth.

      The 33-year-old – who often jokes about his eye-catching gnashers – said he was saying goodbye to them after nearly a decade.

      Writing on Twitter today he said: “After 8 years. It hurts, so much, but sometimes you just have to let go.

      “I’ve taken the decision to say goodbye… to my teeth 😂 new smile imminent.”

      This Morning star Alison Hammond characterised much of the reaction, replying with a horrified: “Nooooooooooooo 😂.”

      Fans were stunned too – with some joking they needed to be donated to the V&A museum in London as a piece of British history.

      One told the star: “Nice one babe-you’ll be handsome whatever gnashers you have.”

      Former EastEnders actor Danny Hatchard joked: “Thank f**k, I’ll take my shades off next time I see ya x.”

      Tilly Ramsay enjoys a treat

      STRICTLY’s Tilly Ramsay sipped on a can of Gordon’s Pink Gin as she was driven home after filming Saturday night by her famous dad – Gordon.

      The social media star sipped on booze in the back of her dad’s SUV with mum Tana.

      Tilly, 20, smiled at the paparazzi after winning 29 points from the judges as Gordon, 55, concentrated on the road.

      They narrowly avoided exiting the show after finding themselves in the bottom two following the public vote again.

      How did Tilly become a TV chef?

      Tilly has decided to follow in her famous father’s footsteps.

      It all started when she appeared alongside Gordon on MasterChef Junior and Hell’s Kitchen from 2010 to 2015, before breaking out on her own.

      However, Tilly first appeared on television in 2005 when she appeared alongside her brother and two sisters in Gordon’s Channel 4 show The F Word.

      • Louis Allwood

        Who is Tilly Ramsay?

        Tilly, 19, was born on November 8, 2001.

        Like her dad she is a TV chef best known for presenting the BBC cooking show Matilda And The Ramsay Bunch on CBBC alongside her family.

        She has made numerous television appearances including This Morning, Blue Peter, MasterChef Junior, Friday Night Jazz and The Late Late Show With James Corden.

        Her parents are mum Tana, a cookery book author, and dad Gordon Ramsay, a celebrity chef.

      • Louis Allwood

        Who got booted off?

        The Dragons Den star, Sara Davies, is the seventh celebrity to be booted out of this year’s competition.

        She failed to win over the judges with her Argentinian tango to ‘No More Tears’ by Donna Summer and Barbara Streisand.

        After the decision on Sunday night, Davies said: “I had no idea any of this was in me.

        “It’s been a life-changing experience, one I’ve loved every second of.”

      • Louis Allwood

        Who is Samuel Arnold?

        Rose has been dating her partner Samuel Arnold for several years.

        The soap star has tried to keep her personal life out of the public eye, but has sometimes taken to social media to share sweet snaps of her and her beloved boyfriend. 

        The two have been pictured enjoying travelling together, and in 2019 Rose shared sweet snaps from their holiday in Peru. 

        Rose and her boyfriend travelled in the Amazon together, and Rose shared an emotional post about the experience. 

        “Nature is so beautiful and powerful”, she wrote, “we need to try our best to protect this planet”. 

        Rose is passionate about the environment, and it seems her Samuel accompanies her on these impressive travels, is too. 

      • Louis Allwood

        Joint birthday for the famous duo

        Tilly and Gordon recently celebrated their birthdays with a joint party after she turned 20 and he 55.

        The chef marked the occasion by writing: “I can’t think of a better person to share my birthday with than this adorable gracious young lady.

        “Always putting others first before herself and you’ve grown up to become an amazing role model.

        “Happy Birthday darling can’t wait to see you very soon love you so much Dad.”

        She replied: “Happy birthday to the best dad ever!!

        ‘You are the most supportive person and best role model I could ever ask for and you have helped me become who I am today.

        “I couldn’t think of a better person to share this day with and I can’t wait until we can celebrate together, love you so so much.”

      • Louis Allwood

        Fan theory on Gordon

        Gordon parked himself by the most harsh judge, Craig Revel Horwood, but many said it was Anton DuBeke who was scared of him.

        Many suggested he was there to intimidate the judges into being nice to 20-year-old Tilly.

        One viewer wrote: “Anton terrified that Gordon will corner him in the car park, there.”

        Another laughed: “Anton more scared of Gordon Ramsey than the rest.”

        A third insisted: “Gordon looks like he’s ready to tackle someone if they say anything against Tilly lmao.”

      • Louis Allwood

        Not again

        Fans are furious about the results being leaked before the live show.

        Oh, and that Dan’s heading for the finals.

        One wrote: “Why are people surprised that there are SCD spoilers when the 2 programmes are filmed on Saturday.

        “Dan’s still in because he works for the BBC, not for his dancing! #Strictly#Danfix”

      • Louis Allwood

        Rose’s emotional performance

        Fans were in bits after Rose performed her emotional couple’s choice dance – which told the story of her life as a deaf person.

        “Rose & Giovani’s dance has pretty much broken me. May go off in a corner and cry for a bit,” one wrote on Twitter.

        “I am full on sobbing at Rose and Giovanni’s couple’s choice dance,” wrote a second as a third concluded: “Between sobbing I was screaming ‘kiss her’!”

      • Louis Allwood

        ‘It’s been a life-changing experience’

        Sara couldn’t believe how far she got in the comp.

        Speaking with host Tess Daly after being voted off, Sara said: “I had no idea any of this was in me.

        “It’s been a life-changing experience and one I’ve loved every second of.”

        Sara also said of her dance partner Aljaz: “He’s one in a million. He knows it, I tell him every day.

        “This wouldn’t have been the experience it was unless it had been with you.”

        The comment moved Aljaz to tears as he wiped his eyes before having his final dance with Sara.

      • Louis Allwood

        The latest to leave

        Sara Davies and her pro partner Aljaz danced their last dance after becoming the seventh couple to be eliminated from this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.

        They got kicked off after a dance-off against Tilly Ramsay and Nikita Kuzmin on Sunday’s results show.

        Sara and Aljaz performed their Argentine Tango to No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) by Donna Summer and Barbara Streisand, while Tilly and Nikita performed their Quickstep to I Won’t Dance by Damita Jo..

        All the judges Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse, Anton Du Beke, voted to save Tilly, and head Judge, Shirley Ballas said she would have done the same too.

      • Louis Allwood

        Ladbrokes latest odds

        After a poor weekend for AJ Odudu on the score front, the bookies have revealed it’s now John Whaite who is Rose Ayling-Ellis’ nearest challenger for the Glitterball Trophy at odds of 13/2, with AJ now being an 8/1 shot.

        Elsewhere, Rose has pulled even further away at the head of the betting, and at 1/4, her odds of winning the series are now shorter than they’ve ever been.

        Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Seven celebs are still standing, but it’ll take nothing short of a miracle to stop Rose from adding her name to the Glitterball Trophy in a few weeks from now, if the latest odds are anything to go by.”

      • Louis Allwood

        When was Ed Balls on Strictly?

        Ed appeared on Strictly Come Dancing in 2016.

        He became the joke act, but still managed top last until week 10.

        The Sun revealed he had lost half a stone with his intense training regime to prepare for Strictly.

      • Louis Allwood

        Who is in the Strictly 2021 line-up?

        The celebrities taking part in Strictly are:

        • Robert Webb – WITHDREW
        • AJ Odudu
        • Tom Fletcher
        • Nina Wadia – ELIMINATED
        • Greg Wise – ELIMINATED
        • Tilly Ramsay
        • Judi Love – ELIMINATED
        • Adam Peaty – ELIMINATED
        • Dan Walker
        • Katie McGlynn – ELIMINATED
        • John Whaite
        • Rose Ayling-Ellis
        • Rhys Stephenson
        • Sara Davies – ELIMINATED
        • Ugo Monye – ELIMINATED
        • Louis Allwood

          Who are the judges for Strictly Come Dancing 2021?

          Shirley Ballas has returned as head judge for the 2021 series.

          Craig Revel Horwood has also taken up his role as judge – which he has been doing since the show’s inception in 2004.

          Motsi Mabuse has also returned for a third series.

          They are all joined by Anton Du Beke who replaces long running judge Bruno Tonioli.

          Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman have also returned to their duties as co-hosts.

        • Louis Allwood

          ‘Wooden’ Dan hits back

          One fan accused Dan’s moves of being “wooden”, with one tweeting: “Even Dan Walker’s jazz hands are wooden!”

          A second agreed: “Dan the wooden man WTF?”

          Last night, Dan was forced to hit back at cruel trolls on Twitter, saying: “Please don’t shout at me. I’m having an amazing time, my kids are delighted & it’s only a TV show!

          “For those asking, I don’t know who is voting for us (probably not Craig) but we’re incredibly thankful to everyone who is. See you next week. Can’t wait.”

        • Louis Allwood

          Viewers furious as ‘wooden’ BBC presenter Dan Walker escapes the dance-off

          STRICTLY Come Dancing viewers have been left fuming after “wooden” BBC presenter Dan Walker escaped the dance-off AGAIN – branding the show a “fix”.

          Sara Davies and pro partner Aljaz were emotionally eliminated in last night’s show after landing in the bottom two against Tilly Ramsay.

          But furious fans are unhappy that Dan and pro partner Nadiya Bychkova are yet to land in the danger zone, with Craig Revel Horwood awarding his American Smooth just four out of 10 on Saturday’s show.

          However, the other three judges have been repeatedly accused of “overmarking” their fellow BBC star, sparking “fix” speculation.

          Taking to Twitter, one viewer complained: “Something wrong somewhere, two brilliant couples, once again in dance off, DAN still in?”

          Another wrote: “Just shows you why the judges score certain people higher scores than they deserve on Saturday night. To keep them out the dance off. Eh Dan?”

        • Louis Allwood

          Shirley Ballas strips off after awkward beauty blunder

          Shirley Ballas stripped off after an awkward beauty blunder backstage.

          The head judge made her followers on Instagram laugh today after a bottle of talcum powder exploded over her.

          Shirley, 61, wore nothing but a towel and a pair of stilettos in a hilarious snap she posted on Instagram.

          She went to shake the powder over her body, but the the lid slipped off.

          The Queen of Latin wrote over her photo: “Made a mess with the talcum powder. Love the smell. The top came off. Lol. Oh dear.”

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