McFly singer Tom Fletcher and his Strictly Come Dancing partner Amy Dowden have tested positive for Covid.

Fletcher had been due to perform with McFly in Glasgow tonight but he was forced to pull out due to feeling unwell.

It was later confirmed he and his professional dancing partner - Caerphilly-born Amy Dowden - had both tested positive.


"Further to our last message we can now confirm that Tom has tested positive for Covid-19," McFly said.

"He is now self isolating and following the latest government guidelines. Please join us in wishing him a speedy recovery."

And Dowden took to instagram, reassuring fans that she was not showing any symptoms and would be returning to the show as soon as possible.

"Unfortunately Tom Fletcher and I have tested positive for Covid-19," she said. "I’m not suffering any symptoms but am now isolating at home.

"I have no doubt that over the next 10 days my mind will be going crazy with choreography ideas ready to get back on the strictly dance floor for the live show in week 3!

"Thank you for all of the support and good luck to all of the couples this week. I will be cheering you all on."

The BBC confirmed that the pair wouldn't be taking part in the next Strictly live show on Saturday.

A BBC statement said: “Tom Fletcher and Amy Dowden have tested positive for Covid-19.

“The pair are now self-isolating separately following the latest Government guidelines.

“While they will both miss Saturday’s live show, Strictly Come Dancing protocols mean that, all being well, they will return the following week.”