While it was believed that Zoe would take on the hosting duties herself, it has now been confirmed that Gethin Jones will replace Rylan.
The Welsh TV presenter broke the news on Thursday night’s show when he urged viewers not to adjust their TVs because he was appearing on screen.
Gethin has revealed he will be replacing Rylan until he is fit to return to the BBC show.
Despite being locked up at his home in Essex for the next 14 days, Rylan’s good pal Gethin insisted he wasn’t feeling sick and was just taking the necessary precautions in the middle of the pandemic.
Rylan took to social media Thursday morning to share the news.
“I found out this week that someone I have recently been in contact with outside of work has tested positive for the coronavirus,” he writes.
“So I am now following government directives and I have to isolate myself.
“I looked for a COVID test and luckily it returned a negative result.
“This means I’m going to miss the next two weeks of Strictly It Takes Two and my Saturday show on BBC Radio 2.
“I can’t wait to be back soon and wish all couples the best of luck this weekend. ”
An inside source told The Sun that the former X Factor star was “gutted” for missing her presentation duties.
They said, “He usually hosted the show tonight so it’s a bit of a shock but he understands it’s the right thing to do. “
It comes as Strictly duo Katya Jones and Nicola Adams were forced to withdraw from the BBC One dance competition after testing positive for Covid.
Despite the fact that there is only one couple, the show will continue as usual on Saturday night with the eliminations going on as usual.
Strictly Come Dancing continues this Saturday at 8 p.m. on BBC One.