Strictly Come Dancing contestant HRVY has opened up about virtually lacking being a part of the 2020 line-up after he examined constructive for the Coronavirus.
The 21-year-old former CBBC presenter-turned musician was unveiled as a contestant on the present 18th season of Strictly again at the start of September.
However at the start of this month, it was revealed he had examined constructive for the lethal Covid-19 virus, prompting hypothesis whether or not or not he would have the ability to characteristic on the present.
Fortuitously, he recovered in time to participate within the recording of the launch present – which lastly aired on Saturday evening after months of hype and anticipation.
Launched on the ballroom ground by Strictly host Tess Daly, HRVY opened up about his well being scare as his dance pairing was revealed.
Turning to the teenager, 51-year-old Tess mentioned: “We won’t begin with out asking how are you doing, since you practically weren’t right here.”
HRVY – whose actual title is Harvey Leigh Cantwell – replied: “I cant imagine i made it this far.
“I did take a look at constructive for Cornavirus, however I’m high quality. I remoted with my household and we adopted the federal government pointers and I’m right here.”
HRVY had beforehand declared himself Covid-free by way of social media again on October 8.
He wrote: “he is free from Covid, he is a free elf now… thanks for all the sort messages, I examined unfavorable immediately so I’m again, love you guys and see you all quickly.”
The group behind Strictly are believed to have acted swiftly upon HRVY’s constructive take a look at consequence, figuring out all crew who had been in touch with him, and sending them in to isolation as properly whereas the principle manufacturing continued.
Forged and crew are common examined ahed of showing on the Strictly studio in Borehamwood, North London.
The Saturday evening launch present noticed the star contestants matched with their skilled dancer counterparts – with the chase for the glitter balltrophy now underneath approach.
HRVY was paired with 36-year-old Janette Manrara – who’s married to fellow Strictly dance professional, Aljaž Škorjanec.
The husband and spouse are being saved aside for the firs time in a decade on account of the BBC’s coronavirus safety measures as they bubble away from one another to scale back threat of Covid cross contamination between stars and dancers.
Strictly Come Dancing continues on BBC One on Saturday evening at 7:25pm.