Confirming that the comedian won’t leave the competition permanently, a spokesperson for ITV said (via Metro): “This week Rufus Hound came into contact with someone outside of the show who tested positive for COVID-19.
“This means, following government guidelines, he will isolate for 10 days. We are hoping to welcome him back to the ice soon.”
Rufus’ professional skating partner Robin Johnstone is exempt from self-isolation, but will still sit out tomorrow’s live show.
ITV’s statement added: “The welfare of everyone who works on Dancing on Ice is our first priority.
“We continue to have a robust set of measures in place to operate safely within COVID-19 guidelines and to ensure the wellbeing of everyone connected with the production.”
Dancing on Ice continues tomorrow on ITV.
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