Cheryl Burke and Cody Rigsby continue Dancing with the Stars competition under special circumstances
Cheryl Burke and Cody Rigsby were judged for their rehearsal performances following her breakthrough COVID-19 diagnosis, which saw them both out of the studio for Monday’s edition of Dancing with the Stars.
The 37-year-old pro dancer and the Peloton star, 34, both went into quarantine after shooting Monday’s ABC ballroom series after Burke tested positive for the virus.
The show’s host, Tyra Banks, said on the program: ‘As a precaution, Cody Rigsby is not with us in the ballroom tonight; however, this does not mean that they are out of this competition.’
The latest: Cheryl Burke, 37, and Cody Rigsby, 34, were judged for their rehearsal performances following her breakthrough COVID-19 diagnosis, which saw them both out of the studio for Monday’s edition of Dancing with the Stars
To adjust to the turn of events, Burke and Rigsby were assessed at their rehearsal sessions in the show’s rehearsal studio before Burke registered a positive test.
They received 24 out of 40 possible points with a salsa dance from the judging panel of Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Derek Hough.
The San Francisco-born beauty appeared via video conference and said she was “feeling good” amid the breakthrough case.
“I’m just thankful I got vaccinated, I know it could have been a lot worse,” Burke said. “I’m proud of Cody, he’s worked so hard this week. I just hope to be back in the ballroom soon.”
Details: To adjust to the turn of events, Burke and Rigsby were assessed on their rehearsal sessions while in the show’s rehearsal studio before Burke registered a positive test
They got 24 out of 40 possible points with a salsa dance from the jury panel
The competitive duo appeared via video conference on the ABC program
Rigsby wished his professional partner the best in a clip, saying: “I hope Cheryl is feeling better soon. I love this Dancing with the Stars process, but I don’t know what the next step is. You know, the world gives you stuff and you just have to ride the wave and spin, that’s what we did.’
The Dancing with the Stars pro then tweeted, “Thank God for tech and camera phones!” thank her fans “for all the well wishes, love and support.”
On her Instagram Stories, Burke said Monday: “I’m feeling good so far, so keep praying, keep wishing me well, because it’s working.”
Rigsby had previously commented on social media about how he previously “went through COVID and knows how crazy this virus can be,” adding: “It could change any time, so keep her in your mind.”
The Dancing with the Stars pro goes into quarantine for 10 days amid the breakthrough case
On her Instagram Stories, Burke said Monday: ‘I’m feeling good so far, so keep praying, keep wishing me well, because it’s working’
Burke took to the site in a subsequent clip where she wore her outfit for the show
The dance professional said it feels weird to be home on a Monday night during her recovery
Burke opened up about her diagnosis on Sunday in an Instagram clip in which she said she was “feeling worse” and exhausted before being tested.
“I feel so sorry for Cody, I feel like I’m disappointing him,” she said. “I just feel like shit, to be honest.” And it’s so overwhelming because it’s Sunday and the show is tomorrow. I thought I should let you guys know, as I’ve been as open and as real and vulnerable as I could be here.
“I just hope I didn’t spread it. For those of you who don’t think Covid is real, it’s damn real dude. So I have to quarantine for 10 days and I’ve been ordered to stay at home…I’m in bed. I can’t believe this happened.’
Dancing with the Stars airs Monday at 8/7 on ABC.