Nicola Adams and Katya Jones are set to return to 'Strictly Come Dancing' for one final dance.
The 38-year-old boxer and her professional dance partner were forced to leave the current series after the 31-year-old Russian dancer tested positive for Covid-19, but the pair - who made history by being the show's first-ever same-sex pairing - are expected to reunite for one last dance in the final.
A source told The Sun newspaper: “'Strictly' bosses knew as soon as Nicola had to leave that they wanted to do something special for her. The rules mean she can’t come back to the show next year but they’re planning to bring her back with Katya for the final.
“And Katya is a much valued professional on the show and is hugely popular. This hasn’t affected her place in the Strictly family.”
Katya tested positive for the virus last week, and she and Nicola have been forced to self-isolate.
The Olympic boxer was "devastated" to have to leave the BBC Latin and ballroom dance competition so early, but she thanked her dance partner for pushing her on the show.
She said: "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. 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!"