Nick Grimshaw and Harry Redknapp have reportedly been forced into isolation after a crew member from BBC’s The Wheel tested positive for coronavirus.
The BBC Radio One DJ, 36, and the former football manager, 74, were said to stay home as a security measure after coming into contact with the crew member backstage last Friday night.
The mirror reports that Harry and Nick, along with Carol Vorderman, Angela Scanlon and Andi Oliver, were among the panel of celebrities who filmed Michael McIntryre’s quiz show.
Home: Nick Grimshaw and Harry Redknapp reportedly forced into isolation after a crew member from BBC’s The Wheel tested positive for coronavirus
A BBC spokesperson told the publication: ‘We can confirm that a person has tested positive for Covid. The production has and will follow strict government guidelines to ensure the safety of everyone on the show.”
An insider added only a “small” number of people mixed in with the Covid-positive crew member working on set backstage and outside the production team.
Government guidelines state that if you have been in contact with a person who has had a positive test result for COVID-19, you should stay home and go through 10 full days of isolation, even if you have had one or more doses of the vaccine.
At home: The BBC Radio One DJ, 36, and the former football manager, 74, were said to stay home as a security measure after coming into contact with the crew member backstage
Live from the lounge: Nick took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a photo of his home setup as he had to host his radio show from his living room due to isolation rules
Covid: A BBC spokesperson told the publication: ‘We can confirm that a person has tested positive for covid. Production follows and remains strict government guidelines’
Nick took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a photo of his home setup as he had to host his radio show from his living room due to isolation rules.
He wrote: ‘Live from my lounge this week! every time I talk, Mrs. Pig thinks I’m talking to her and waddles over to her.’
The Mirror reports that Harry has had a negative test result since filming but has canceled all of his work this week to complete the 10-day isolation period.
The publication states that Angela, 37, did not come into direct contact with the crew member.
Carol, 60, took to Twitter to share a photo during filming, writing: ‘Had a blast filming The Wheel tonight with @McInTweet……top gang too….. ‘
Covid: Government rules
What to do if you are a contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19
If you have been informed that you are a contact person for a person who has had a positive test result for COVID-19, you must stay at home and go through 10 full days of isolation
Your isolation period includes the date of your last contact with them and the next 10 full days
Self-isolation means you should stay at home and not leave the house
Do not go out, even to buy food or other necessities, except in certain specific circumstances.
Every exercise should be done in your home, garden or private outdoor space
The television personality is filming BBC’s The One Show, following government guidelines.
It is unknown if Carol came into direct contact with the crew member who had Covid.
The former Countdown host, 60, took to Twitter to share a photo during filming, writing: ‘I had a blast shooting The Wheel tonight with @McInTweet……top gang too.. …’
The show, filmed at Bovingdon Airfield in Hertfordshire, has been relaunched for a second series to air later this year.
Hosted by comedian Michael, it follows seven celebrities who try to help contestants win money by answering questions in an expert field.
According to the publication, the public is watching the production crew and celebrities from an adjacent viewing room, meaning they have not come into contact with the Covid-positive crew member.
MailOnline has contacted the BBC and Harry, Nick, Carol, Angela and Andi’s representatives for comment.
It comes as it has been reported that Michael will bring in an impressive £13 million with his hit game show The Wheel as he takes it globally.
The comedian, 44, co-owns the rights to the hit BBC1 series which has featured celebrities such as Gemma Collins, Maura Higgins and Prue Leith.
And now he’s launching the show in America through his production company Hungry McBear after NBC ordered 10 episodes.
Star Appearance: Andi Oliver (R) was also present during the filming, but it is unknown if she came into contact with the Covid-positive crew member, while Angela Scanlon was out of contact
A TV insider told The sun“Americans love an eccentric Brit, that’s why they’ve gobbled up people like Gordon Ramsay and James Corden.
“But they also like a good game show with a simple concept – and The Wheel has the added bonus of being one of the Covid-friendly shows because the set-up keeps everyone who participates social distancing.
‘As with other successful British exports, such as Who Wants to be A Millionaire? and Britain’s Got Talent, they will take it to lucrative new markets in Asia and across Europe.”
MailOnline contacted the BBC and Michael’s representative at the time for comment.
Speak with Variety about the show going to the United States, Michael said, “Hosting this show is the most fun I’ve had on television.
“The format creates wonderful celebrity camaraderie, natural hilarity and genuine tension. I can’t wait for The Wheel to roll across America.”
And it seems the excitement is mutual as Mike Darnell, president of Warner Bros. Unscripted Television, revealed that he and NBC “picked up” the show within just 24 hours of the pitching.
Game show: Hosted by comedian Michael, it follows seven celebrities, who try to help contestants win money by answering questions in an expert field