Strictly Come Dancing’s Motsi Mabuse ‘gutted’ as she’s forced to miss BBC show this weekend

Strictly Come Dancing judge Motsi Mabuse has unfortunately announced she has to miss week 10 of the BBC competition this weekend.

The German-South African dancer shared the news on her Instagram Friday as she explained she’s “gutted” she won’t be able to be there after coming in “close contact” with someone on November 21 who has since tested positive for COVID-19.

“I am gutted to say I will have to miss this weekend on Strictly…” the star began her statement.

“Yesterday, I was contacted by NHS Test and Trace as being in close contact with someone on Sunday 21st Nov who has since tested positive."

OK! has contacted a representative at the BBC for comment.

Motsi, whose sister is Strictly’s pro dancer Oti Mabuse, went on to explain the reason for her need to self-isolate is due to her vaccines not being recognised in the UK.

“Being double vaccinated & booster as I am, would normally mean exemption from isolation under the ‘close contact’ rules,” the 40 year old said. “But unfortunately German EU vaccines are not recognised and neither is my booster in this instance – so I must follow UK Government Guidance and can only return after 30 November 21 to UK.

“Our Health is the most important thing and luckily I have been tested multiple times this week and am negative.

The star added she is just relieved to be “healthy” and with her family which is “what matters”.

“I wish everyone good luck, sending you my love. Keep dancing. Until then, lots of love and stay safe xx,” Motsi finished.

“I wish everyone good luck, sending you my love. Keep dancing. Until then, lots of love and stay safe xx,” Motsi finished.

Minutes before her statement, Motsi also shared the news to her German friends and fans on Instagram, and said she was “sad, disappointed and angry” with the news.

Motsi also shared her thoughts about hoping the world can find a way to move forward with the coronavirus being a part of our society without life having to stand still.

“Life must continue despite Corona,” she shared. “Standing still would be the end of our society.”

Source: Read Full Article