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BREAKING: Nicola Adams And Katya Jones Pull Out Of Strictly After Positive Coronavirus Test

Lucy Devine

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BREAKING: Nicola Adams And Katya Jones Pull Out Of Strictly After Positive Coronavirus Test

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Katya Jones and Nicola Adams have been forced to pull out of Strictly Come Dancing after Katya tested positive for Covid-19.

The dancing partners - who are the first same sex pairing on the show - will not be dancing again on this year's series and will now need to isolate.

Katya and Nicola will not perform again (Credit: BBC)
Katya and Nicola will not perform again (Credit: BBC)

While Katya, who is asymptomatic, has tested positive, Nicola has tested negative, but will still need to isolate for 14 days.

In a statement, Nicola said: "Hey guys! I'm absolutely devastated my Strictly journey has come to an end so soon. I had so much more to give and so many people to win this for!

"But I just want to say a huge thank you to Katya for being the best dance partner anyone could ask for. She pushed me way out of my comfort zone and it's been an incredible experience.

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"I'm gutted to be out of the competition but in these unprecedented times and as frustrating as it is, the COVID measures in place are to keep everyone safe, and I'm doing what I can to help.

"I'll be spending the next 14 days isolating so I'd like to apologise in advance for the ridiculous amount of TikToks I'll be posting, in my new found free time when I'm not gaming!"

Meanwhile Katya added: "Dancing with Nicola has been an absolute inspiration. She's given her all each and every week and we were so excited to create more dances in the competition.

"Of course, I'm devastated to leave this way but I've made a friend for life and loved every moment of this special journey. I'd like to wish good luck to all the remaining couples!"

We're gutted for Katya and Nicola (Credit: BBC)
We're gutted for Katya and Nicola (Credit: BBC)

Sarah James, Strictly Come Dancing Executive Producer said: "We are incredibly sad that these unfortunate circumstances mean that Nicola and Katya are unable to continue on Strictly.

"They are a brilliant partnership and had already achieved so much during their time on the show. We'd like to thank them for their commitment and although their time in the competition has sadly come to an end we are hopeful that there will be opportunities for them to dance again in the future."

We're so gutted for Katya and Nicola and we're wishing Katya a speedy recovery.

Topics: Strictly Come Dancing

Lucy Devine
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