Last week, The Sun claimed that two dancers on Strictly Come Dancing had decided against getting the Covid vaccine and now a third has reportedly followed suit. The publication claims that their refusal of the jab left some celebrity contestants reluctant to pair with them. A source told them that producers were “dreading an outbreak” during the series.
The report has certainly divided fans and fellow professionals from the show and now Kirstie Allsopp, 50, has had her say.
Taking to Twitter today, she said: “This whole #Strictly thing feeds into the fear agenda.
“If you’re fit enough to do Strictly and you are vaccinated yourself then the risk from an unvaccinated partner really is very small.
“Covid isn’t Ebola for God’s sake.#notaDoctorbutcanreaddata.”
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“I don’t want people to feel invisible but I know so many people who still feel sadly vulnerable, and it’s impacting their lives enormously, some might say dangerously.”
A Strictly spokesperson said that they “do not comment on speculation of somebody’s Covid vaccination status”, but added: “Strictly Come Dancing production has, and will, continue to follow strict government guidelines to ensure the safety of all on the show.”
The Government and health professionals have encouraged the nation to get an approved jab, to protect them against the virus.
It is believed both professional dancers and celebrities will be Covid tested throughout their time on the show and may not be asked to step down if they test positive.
Strictly’s executive producer Sarah James told Express.co.uk: “If a celebrity does receive a positive test, it doesn’t necessarily mean they are out of the competition.