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Strictly Come Dancing is “hit with a wave covid amongst crew” after Kym Marshall tested positive

Strictly Come Dancing has reportedly been hit by a wave of Covid-19 this week, with many of the crew knocked down by the highly contagious virus.

The outbreak is believed to have led to seven crew and production members testing positive, prompting producers to scramble to ensure the dance competition still runs smoothly.

And it comes because contestant Kym Marsh was the first to test positive, meaning the Coronation Street actress, 46, and her dance partner Graziano Di Prima, 28, were forced to stay out of competition this weekend.

Disaster: Strictly Come Dancing has reportedly been hit by a wave of Covid among the crew, with seven members of the production team believed to have been knocked down by the virus

According to The sunhopes the show will resume normal service next week, after adjusting to the Covid vancancies.

A source reportedly told the publication, “It’s obviously a big blow to get Kym knocked out this week. And then the crew members get sick too.’

Continuing with bosses “praying” that no one else came with Covid, the insider added that while the celebrities are the main event, losing production members could also have a huge impact.

Got Sick: The News Comes After Kym Marsh Was Forced To Sit Out This Week Following A Positive Test Result

Got sick: The news comes after Kym Marsh was forced to sit out this week following a positive test result

Difficult: According To The Sun, The Show Hopes To Resume Normal Service Next Week, After Adjusting To Covid Vancancies

Difficult: According to The Sun, the show hopes to resume normal service next week, after adjusting to Covid vancancies

“Runs like a well-oiled machine, but can only do so thanks to the crew, who have to be at their A-game for pretty much the entire series,” the source added.

MailOnline has reached out to Strictly Come Dancing representatives for comment.

Earlier this week, a Strictly spokesperson confirmed that Kym would be out this week due to the virus.

They told MailOnline: ‘Kym Marsh has tested positive for Covid-19. As a result, Kym and Graziano will not be participating in Strictly Come Dancing this weekend.

“Strictly Come Dancing protocols mean that if all goes well, they’ll come back the following week.”

Bad Luck! Earlier This Week, A Spokesperson For Strictly Confirmed That Kym Would Be Out This Week Due To The Virus (Stock Image)

Bad luck! Earlier this week, a spokesperson for Strictly confirmed that Kym would be out this week due to the virus (stock image)

And the announcement came just two weeks after Kym admitted she nearly left the show after suffering a crippling panic attack just hours before the live show.

The television star is said to have burst into tears before being comforted by twinkling-toed star Graziano ahead of a live show that aired last month.

Former Coronation Street actress Kym, who reportedly considered dropping out of the competition due to her overwhelming anxiety, told The Sun: “It just came over me, almost out of nowhere, and I couldn’t go on.”

Nightmare: 'Kym Marsh Has Tested Positive For Covid-19. As A Result, Kym And Graziano Will Not Be Taking Part In Strictly Come Dancing This Weekend,

Nightmare: ‘Kym Marsh has tested positive for Covid-19. As a result, Kym and Graziano will not be taking part in Strictly Come Dancing this weekend,” a source told MailOnline.

It is alleged that Kym struggled to continue dancing, prompting producers to comfort her as she calmed down, and hours later during the live show, she got back on the floor and completed her dance.

Former Hear’Say singer Kym added, “I’ve always suffered from panic attacks. I don’t mind talking about it because I know it can affect anyone at any time.

“Sometimes it’s been ages (since an attack) and then suddenly one strikes.

“Everyone thinks you have to be incredibly confident because you’re on television, but the truth is I’m not always and that’s how it comes across.”

Emotional: And The Announcement Came Just Two Weeks After Kym Admitted She Almost Left The Show After Suffering A Crippling Panic Attack Just Hours Before The Live Show

Emotional: And the announcement came just two weeks after Kym admitted she almost left the show after suffering a crippling panic attack just hours before the live show

She added that she didn’t know what had caused the panic attack, thinking it could have been her having had some harsh remarks from the jurors combined with the fact that she had other jobs as well, which left her emotionally and was exhausted.

Kym said she “completely lost her confidence” and “came to pieces,” admitting she didn’t see how she could continue on the show.

Despite having therapy to curb her anxiety, Kym said it can still “stalk up” on her.

Meanwhile, Kym and Graziano got 31 points for their American Smooth to Chasing Cars from Snow Patrol during the show’s eighth episode, which she dedicated to her late son Archie.

He died after giving birth prematurely in February 2009.

Emotional: The Television Star Reportedly Burst Into Tears Before Being Comforted By Twinkling-Toed Star Graziano Ahead Of A Live Show That Aired Last Month

Emotional: The television star reportedly burst into tears before being comforted by twinkling-toed star Graziano ahead of a live show that aired last month

The actress said in her VT: “It reminds us of my son Archie. I gave birth to him prematurely and sadly he passed away shortly after.

The emotional star continued, “I feel like by doing this dance it will not only be in memory of Archie, but will also get people talking about their own experiences.”

Kym and her ex-husband Jamie Lomas were heartbroken when their child passed away at just 21 weeks, following a premature birth in February 2009.

Judge Motsi Mabuse said, “The message you were trying to get across, the vulnerability and vulnerability came across, it was so clear. It started so well, I don’t know what happened. There was a sudden change of energy and I don’t know why. There was a great ending and it started so great.’

Strictly Come Dancing continues on BBC One at 7:15pm on Sunday – when one more couple is eliminated from the competition.

Outspoken: Former Coronation Street Actress Kym, Who Has Reportedly Considered Quitting The Competition, Said Her Panic Attack 'Just Came Over Me, Almost Out Of Nowhere'

Outspoken: Former Coronation Street actress Kym, who has reportedly considered quitting the competition, said her panic attack ‘just came over me, almost out of nowhere’

STRICTLY COME DANCE 2022: WHO ARE THE PARTICIPANTS?

KYM MARSH

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Age: 46

Profession: Coronation Street star and presenter

Kym says: ‘I’m so glad they have this year! I’m a huge fan of the show and can’t believe I’m going from watching at home in my pajamas to actually dancing in front of the judges in a glittery dress.”

ELLIE SIMMONDS

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Age: 27

Profession: Former athlete

Ellie says: “Being asked to be part of the Strictly family is just so exciting and I can’t wait, it’s going to be so much fun.”

TYLER WEST

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Age: 26

Profession: Radio DJ

Tyler says: “It’s a show that means so much to me and my family and I can’t wait to seriously shake a leg on that shiny dance floor…with a side of sequins.”

ELLIE TAYLOR

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Age: 38

Profession: Comedian

says Ellie: “Well, cover me in fake tan and roll me in sequins!” I’m absolutely thrilled to be a part of Strictly 2022!”

TONY ADAMS MBE

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Age: 55

Profession: Retired footballer and manager

Tony says: “To say I’m excited is an understatement – the lure of the sequins and the lure of salsa has led me to trade in my battered old football boots for a set of Strictly Soft Boots”

WILL MELLOR

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Age: 46

Profession: Actor

Will says: “I know it will be a huge challenge, but that’s what life is all about. This is also my mom’s favorite show and she’s had a rough few years so I’m doing this for her too. Bring it on!’

MOLLY RENFORD

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Age: 21

Profession: Singer

Mollie says: “I already know it’s going to be an experience of a lifetime and I can’t wait to meet the rest of the Strictly family to share it with.”

FLEUR EAST

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Age: 34

Profession: Singer

Fleur says: “I am as nervous as I am excited to be part of this year’s Strictly lineup. I’m excited to learn new skills and I want to savor every moment of this magical experience.”

HAMZA YASSIN

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Age: 35

Professionn: Wildlife cameraman and broadcaster

Hamza says: “I’m absolutely over the moon to be in Strictly 2022. Never in a million years did I think I’d be on such a cool show.”

HELEN SKELTON

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Age: 39

Profession: TV and radio channel

Helen says: ‘I’m really looking forward to throwing myself into a fun adventure. My family and friends have always loved the show and can’t wait for me to get started’

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