Strictly Come Dancing’s Kym Marsh pulls out of live show

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Strictly's Kym Marsh pulls out of live showBBC

Strictly Come Dancing star Kym Marsh has pulled out of this Saturday’s live show.

The former Coronation Street star has tested positive for Covid-19 so is unable to take part, with the BBC confirming she will be absent from the live show on November 26.

"Kym Marsh has tested positive for Covid-19," a statement from the show said. "As a result, Kym and Graziano [Di Prima] will not be taking part in Strictly Come Dancing this weekend."

The couple will be allowed to return to the competition on Friday, December 2 (when the live show will air a day early due to the World Cup schedule), though. "Strictly Come Dancing protocols mean that all being well, they will return the following week," the statement continued.

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Kym recently impressed the judges at Blackpool Week when her and Graziano took on a dramatic Pasodoble to a Rihanna mashup. The routine earned them three eight's and a nine, and they avoided a spot in the dance off.

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Kym has also been open about her difficulties during the show, including experiencing an anxiety attack.

Strictly Come Dancing airs on Saturdays and Sundays on BBC One, while spin-off show Strictly: It Takes Two airs on weeknights on BBC Two. Both shows also stream on BBC iPlayer.

If you've been affected by the issues raised in this story, organisations who can offer support include Samaritans on 116 123 (www.samaritans.org) or Mind on 0300 123 3393 (www.mind.org.uk). Readers in the US are encouraged to visit mentalhealth.gov.

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