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Saturday, 3 October 2020

Strictly bosses 'will AXE celebrities and pros if they are caught kissing' under strict coronavirus measures...after HRVY tests positive for Covid

 Strictly Come Dancing bosses will axe celebrities and pros if they are caught kissing during filming for the show, it has been reported. 

BBC producers are said to have warned contestants they must follow strict anti-coronavirus measures and any physical relationships between those who succumb to the 'Strictly curse' will be a clear breach of the rules.   

It comes after Youtuber HRVY, 21, who is set to star on the upcoming show, tested positive for coronavirus after mixing with his co-stars.  

Rules: Strictly Come Dancing bosses will axe celebrities and pros if they are caught kissing during filming for the show, it has been reported

Rules: Strictly Come Dancing bosses will axe celebrities and pros if they are caught kissing during filming for the show, it has been reported 

A BBC insider told The Sun: 'While most of the pros are coupled up, there's never any guarantees about what might happen.


'HRVY has been quite open about the fact he's game for a bit of romance. But clearly, in the current climate, we don't want him mingling outside of his bubble or putting himself — or others — at any risk. 

'Celebs caught in the act have been told they face being chopped from the show. It's a case of one strike and they're out.'  

Strict: BBC bosses have warned contestants they must follow strict anti-coronavirus measures and any physical relationships will be a clear breach of the rules

Strict: BBC bosses have warned contestants they must follow strict anti-coronavirus measures and any physical relationships will be a clear breach of the rules 

Setback: It comes after Youtuber HRVY, 21, who is set to star on the upcoming show, tested positive for coronavirus after mixing with his co-stars

Setback: It comes after Youtuber HRVY, 21, who is set to star on the upcoming show, tested positive for coronavirus after mixing with his co-stars 

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The Strictly curse last struck in 2018 when Stacey Dooley, 33, left her long-term boyfriend for dance partner Kevin Clifton.  

Comedian Seann Walsh and his then married dance partner Katya Jones also caused controversy in 2018 when they were photographed kissing after being partnered up.

MailOnline has contacted Strictly Come Dancing for comment.  

HRVY tested positive just days after mixing with his co-stars on the BBC show and must remain in isolation until next Thursday.

Precautions! A BBC insider told The Sun : 'While most of the pros are coupled up, there's never any guarantees about what might happen'

Precautions! A BBC insider told The Sun : 'While most of the pros are coupled up, there's never any guarantees about what might happen'

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That date is just four days before the celebrities are partnered up with professional dancers, with the development representing a major blow for programme bosses.

HRVY is still set to take part in the launch show, depending on a negative test result, and came into contact with a handful of crew who all then isolated and got tested.

However a source said his positive test was 'the worst-case scenario for Strictly, as they've gone to extreme lengths to make the show safe up to this point'.

Controversy: The Strictly curse last struck in 2018 when Stacey Dooley left her long-term boyfriend for dance partner Kevin Clifton (pictured in 2018)

Controversy: The Strictly curse last struck in 2018 when Stacey Dooley left her long-term boyfriend for dance partner Kevin Clifton (pictured in 2018) 

Awkward! Comedian Seann Walsh and his then married dance partner Katya Jones also caused controversy in 2018 when they were photographed kissing after being partnered up

Awkward! Comedian Seann Walsh and his then married dance partner Katya Jones also caused controversy in 2018 when they were photographed kissing after being partnered up

A spokesman for the show insisted all celebrities on the show are 'tested regularly' and claimed that the positive test has had 'minimal impact on production'. 

The launch show will air on BBC One in just over two weeks' time on October 17 while the first live show of a pared-down nine week run will be broadcast on October 24.  

If HRVY - real name Harvey Cantwell - is not well when he finishes his isolation period next week, he will be axed from the competition. 

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