Nick Grimshaw and Harry Redknapp self-isolating after Covid-19 hits Michael McIntyre's The Wheel

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Celebrities including Nick Grimshaw and Harry Redknapp are reportedly isolating at home after a crew member on Michael McIntyre's show The Wheel tested positive for coronavirus.

The BBC Radio 1 DJ and former football manager reportedly came into contact with the crew member backstage while filming the BBC quiz show on Friday evening, and after being informed of the positive test result at the weekend, they have been taking precautions and isolating at home.

A source from the show told the Mirror that only a "small number" of people were in contact with the person who tested positive as backstage crew and production staff required on set didn't mix.

A spokesman for The Wheel told the Mirror: "We can confirm an individual has tested positive for Covid. The production has and will continue to follow strict government guidelines to ensure the safety of all on the show."

Grimshaw has been recording his radio show from home this week, and shared photos of his DIY studio set-up on Instagram on Wednesday. He has reportedly tested negative for Covid-19 this week but remains at home as a precaution.

I'm a Celebrity star Redknapp is believed to have cancelled planned engagements this week and has also had a negative test since filming.

According to the publication, TV presenters Carol Vorderman, Angela Scanlon and Andi Oliver are also thought to have been on the show on Friday.

However, Scanlon didn't come into direct contact with the crew member and has been back hosting The One Show this week. It is not known if the other two had to isolate.

The Wheel, which is filmed at Bovingdon Airfield in Hertfordshire, uses an expert panel filled with seven stars to help contestants win cash prizes. Production on upcoming episodes will be going ahead as normal next week.