Strictly Come Dancing has received a reshuffling of next weekend’s schedule to make way for the World Cup in Qatar.
The ballroom dancing contest musicals special will now air on BBC One on Friday 2nd December at 8pm, while the results episode will air on Saturday 3rd December at 5.40pm, and the remaining couples They will advance to the semifinal the following week. .
While the main show usually airs on Saturdays, it was moved to make way for televised World Cup matches on the channel.
All change: Strictly Come Dancing received a shakeup to next weekend’s schedule to make way for the World Cup in Qatar (LF: Hosts Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly on show)
A spokesperson told MailOnline: “Strictly Come Dancing will continue to bring glitz, glamour, and glorious dancing to homes across the country during the 2022 FIFA World Cup.”
“The Strictly Come Dancing quarter-final will now be broadcast live on Friday 2nd December and the semi-final will now be broadcast live on Sunday 11th December on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.”
Former Hear’Say singer Kym Marsh will return to competition next week after she was given this week off following a positive Covid test.
New Times: The musicals special will now air on BBC One on Friday 2nd December at 8:00pm, while the results episode will air on Saturday 3rd December at 5:40pm (Will Mellor is seen dancing with his professional partner Nancy Xu on the show)
Sporting event: Time change is due to the World Cup in Qatar (L-R: Weston McKennie of the United States is challenged by Declan Rice of England in their Pool B match on Friday, November 26, 2022)
The 46-year-old actress was forced to withdraw from the contest along with her professional dance partner Graziano Di Prima, 28.
A Strictly spokesperson 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.
“Come Dancing’s strict protocols mean that, if all goes well, they’ll be back the following week.”
Bad luck! It came after Kym Marsh was given a week off this week after he tested positive for Covid, a fortnight after he nearly walked out on the show due to a “crippling panic attack” (file image)
The announcement comes just two weeks after Kym admitted she nearly walked out on the show after suffering a crippling panic attack just hours before the live show.
The TV star was said to have burst into tears before being comforted by Graziano, 28, before a live show that aired last month.
Former Coronation Street actress Kym, who is said to have considered leaving the pageant due to her overwhelming anxiety, told The Sun: “It came to me, almost out of the blue, and I couldn’t go on.”
Lots of emotions: The TV star, 46, was said to have burst into tears before being comforted by Graziano, 28, before a live show that aired last month.
It is claimed that Kym had trouble continuing to dance, leading the producers to comfort her as she calmed down, and hours later she returned to the floor during the live show and completed her dance.
Former Hear’Say singer Kym added: “I’ve always suffered from panic attacks. It’s something I don’t mind talking about because I know it can affect anyone at any time.
‘Sometimes years have passed (since an attack) and then suddenly one just hits.
“Everyone thinks that because you’re on TV you have to be incredibly confident, but the truth is I’m not always and that’s how it comes out.”
Strictly Come Dancing 2022: Kym Marsh dedicated the American Smooth to her late son Archie as she and partner Graziano Di Prima received 31 points during Couples Choice week on Saturday
She added that she didn’t know what triggered the panic attack, assuming it could have been that she had received some harsh comments from the judges combined with the fact that she had also been working other jobs, leaving her emotional and exhausted.
Kym said she “completely lost her confidence” and “fell apart”, admitting she didn’t see how she could continue with the show.
Despite receiving therapy in an attempt to control her anxiety, Kym said she can still ‘muggle’ into it.
Meanwhile, Kym and Graziano received 31 points for their Snow Patrol American Smooth to Chasing Cars during the eighth episode of the show, which they dedicated to their late son Archie.
She passed away following a premature birth in February 2009.
Emotional: The actress said on her VT: ‘He reminds us of my son Archie. I gave birth to him prematurely and unfortunately he died shortly after’
The actress said on her VT: ‘He reminds us of my son Archie. I gave birth to him prematurely and sadly he died shortly after.
The emotional star continued: “I feel like by doing this dance, it’s not only going to be in memory of Archie, but it’s going to get people talking about their own experiences.”
Kym and her ex-husband Jamie Lomas were heartbroken when their son passed away at 21 weeks, following a premature birth in February 2009.
Judge Motsi Mabuse said: ‘The message that he tried to convey, the fragility and vulnerability was conveyed, was very clear. It started out so good that 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 out so wonderfully.
Speaking: Former Coronation Street actress Kym, who is said to have contemplated quitting the pageant, said her panic attack “just came over me, almost out of nowhere”
STRICTLY COME DANCE 2022: WHO ARE THE CONTESTANTS?
Profession: Coronation Street star and presenter
Kym says: ‘I’m so delighted that this year they did! I’m a huge fan of the show and I can’t believe I’m going from watching him at home in his pajamas to dancing in front of the judges in a sparkly dress.
Profession: former athlete
Ellie says: “Being asked to be a part of the Strictly family is so exciting and I can’t wait, it’s going to be so much fun.”
Profession: radio announcer
Tyler says: “It’s a show that means a lot to me and my family and I can’t wait to seriously swing a leg on that glittery dance floor…with a side of sequins.”
ellie says: ‘Well, cover me in fake tan and wrap me in sequins! I am absolutely delighted to be a part of Strictly 2022!’
TONY ADAMS MBE
Profession: retired footballer and coach
Tony says: “To say I’m excited is an understatement: the allure of sequins and the call of salsa have me trading in my old football boots for a pair of Strictly Soft shoes.”
will says: I know it will be a big challenge, but that’s what life is all about. This is also my mom’s favorite show and she’s had a really tough few years so I’m doing this for her too. Go ahead!’
Molly says: “I already know this will be a once in a lifetime experience and I can’t wait to meet the rest of the Strictly family with whom I will share it.”
Years: 3. 4
flower says: “I am equally nervous and excited to be a part of this year’s Strictly lineup. I am excited to learn new skills and want to absorb every moment of this magical experience.
professionnorth: Wildlife broadcaster and cameraman
Hamza says: “I am absolutely thrilled to be joining Strictly 2022. I never in a million years thought I would be on such a great show.”
Profession: Radio and television announcer
helen says: ‘I’m very excited to get caught up in a fun adventure. My family and friends have always loved the show and can’t wait for it to start.’