HRVY has tested positive for coronavirus, just days before he's due to be paired with his 'Strictly Come Dancing' professional.



The 21-year-old singer is set to take part in the BBC Latin and ballroom dance competition, and as part of safety precautions amid the coronavirus pandemic, all celebrities and professional dancers have agreed to take twice weekly tests to make sure they aren't spreading the illness.

And after the first test on Monday (28.09.20), the show has been thrown into jeopardy, as HRVY - whose real name is Harvey Cantwell - was told this week that his test has come back positive.

As a result, the singer must quarantine at home until next Thursday (08.10.20), which is just four days before the 'Strictly' stars are due to be paired up with their professional dance partners.

The BBC said in a statement: "We can confirm a member of the Strictly team has tested positive and are now self-isolating at home.

"We have rigorous protocols in place to manage Covid-19 as the safety of all those involved in the production is paramount."

Whilst a show source told The Sun newspaper: "This is the last thing 'Strictly' wanted.

"They've been jumping through hoops since day one to make sure everything is done safely and with as minimal risk to the cast and crew as possible.

"But with just ten days until the celebrities are introduced to their partners, this is the worst-case scenario.

"Bosses have scrapped the replacements this year so if someone falls sick, that's it, they're out.

"And with a crunched-down run, there is no room for error."

HRVY has already been in contact with 'EastEnders' star Masie Smith, 19, ex-NFL star Jason Bell, 42, and Radio 1's Clara Amfo, 36, after they all promoted the new series at the BBC over the weekend.

However, the source insists all other tests have come back negative, as producers made sure the stars observed social distancing measures.

'Strictly Come Dancing' is set to return to screens on October 24, and will run for nine weeks instead of the usual 13.