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Strictly’s Judi Love ‘WILL return to the dance floor this week after contracting Covid-19’

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Judi Love is reportedly set to return to the dance floor on Saturday after having to isolate due to contracting Covid-19.

The Loose Women panelist, 41, had to miss last week’s episode because she contracted the virus. 

According to The Sun, Judi’s lack of practice time is likely to cause upset with viewers as she will be at a disadvantage to her fellow competitors.

Making a comeback: Judi Love, 41, is to return to the dance floor on Saturday after having to isolate due to contracting Covid-19

Making a comeback: Judi Love, 41, is to return to the dance floor on Saturday after having to isolate due to contracting Covid-19

A TV insider has told the publication:  ‘Whilst it’s good news that Judi is returning to the show, viewers will think it’s unfair that she has been unable to rehearse like her co-stars.  

‘That could see her end up in the bottom two for a third week, which will is likely to upset a lot of Strictly devotees. 

‘It’s will also fuel the argument that black and asian competitors are at some kind of disadvantage’ 

Ugo Monye left the competition last week with dance partner Oti Mabuse, and was in the bottom two with Rhys Stephenson and professional Nancy Xu.  

Controversy: The Loose Women panelist had to miss last week's episode because she contracted the virus, but her return is likely to upset Strictly viewers

Controversy: The Loose Women panelist had to miss last week’s episode because she contracted the virus, but her return is likely to upset Strictly viewers

The first week saw Nina Wadia get booted off the show.

This has led to viewers complain about the fact that black and Asian contestants always seemed to be in the bottom two, and have also brought to light that Judi has also been in the bottom two twice. 

MailOnline have contacted Strictly representatives for further comment. 

Judi spoke with Rylan on It Takes Two from the dance studio on Thursday night and said: ‘Babes I’m alright. I’m here, I got through it, the first couple of days were rough. My mindset was just being back on that dance floor and just making sure I’m back and everyone’s safe and that’s the main thing.’  

‘As soon as I stepped onto that dancefloor I thought ‘this is where I’m supposed to be’

‘I’ve missed it so much and it just brings back all these amazing memories over the past few weeks. It’s Halloween week – I’m so happy to be back.’ 

Problem: Ugo and Oti Mabuse were in the bottom two with Rhys Stephenson and Nancy Xu

Problem: Ugo and Oti Mabuse were in the bottom two with Rhys Stephenson and Nancy Xu

Judi has suffered through the illness throughout her 10 days of isolating, and posted an update from her bed on Monday saying ‘coronavirus is real.’ 

She also detailed all the ‘West Indian’ home remedies that she’s used to combat her symptoms. 

The comedian told fans that she had ‘a rough couple of days’ and warned them that the prevalence of the illness should prompt them ‘to get your health in order’.

Poorly: Judi has suffered through the illness throughout her 10 days of isolating, and posted an update from her bed on Monday saying 'coronavirus is real'

Poorly: Judi has suffered through the illness throughout her 10 days of isolating, and posted an update from her bed on Monday saying ‘coronavirus is real’ 

Posting a video from her bed, Judi said: ‘I don’t even know what day it is. Some kind of motivation day.

‘I just want to say to you guys, ‘Rona is real. I give thanks that I was doing little exercise and dancing thing. I feel like I’m handling it much better than I would have had if I hadn’t been doing little exercise and a little sweat.  

‘You can hear from my voice, I have done all the West Indian recipes and remedies, for those who are West Indian, especially Jamaicans, you know what I’m talking about. I eat the garlic, onion, the turmeric, the honey – the expensive one, the Manuka one – the ginger, the lime, the lemon, the rum.

‘I’ve had all kind of soup – chicken foot soup, lamb neck soup, red peas, and my voice is still like this and then ‘Rona will then turn round to you and say to you, ‘You know what, on top of that bredrin, I’m not going to make you able to smell or taste.’

‘I mean, I can’t even smell myself and I know some of you need to smell yourself. I just want to say to you, I’m here.’ 

Movement: She said: 'I just want to say to you guys, 'Rona is real. I give thanks that I was doing little exercise and dancing thing. I feel like I'm handling it much better than I would have had if I hadn't been doing little exercise and a little sweat.

 Movement: She said: ‘I just want to say to you guys, ‘Rona is real. I give thanks that I was doing little exercise and dancing thing. I feel like I’m handling it much better than I would have had if I hadn’t been doing little exercise and a little sweat.



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