DANCING With The Stars pro Emily Barker was isolated just days before going live with Aengus Mac Grianna.
The dancer was out with Covid for the DWTS comeback last week throw the show into chaos like Love Islander Matthew McNabb also tested positive.
But Emily was all smiles as she returned to the dance studio to practice with news anchor Aengus.
Fortunately for the pair, there won’t be any exclusions until week three when the two stars will have to face each other in the ring.
Taking to Instagram, Emily shared a sweet moment from the studio with Aengus.
She wrote: “Out of Isolation and back to my @aengusmacgrianna1
“We’re so excited for Sunday ✨ @dwtsirl @rteone @shinawil_ltd.”
Fans and friends flocked to her comments section, excited to see her return to the small screen soon.
One person wrote: “Can’t wait to meet you both.”
Aisling added: “Glad you’re feeling better. Can’t wait until Sunday.”
Someone else said, “I can’t wait to see you in action.”
The DWTS producers planned to feature six male dancers in the opening episode, like last year, followed by six female dancers this week.
But those plans are going up in smoke after Emily tested positive, forcing her partner, former RTE broadcaster Aengus Mac Grianna, to isolate as a close contact.
RTE declined to say how many of the dancers on the show tested positive – but the lack of 12 contestants in the studio is an unprecedented move.
The show’s 2020 season kicked off with famous male singers entering the ring, followed by star female dancers in the second week.
A DWTS insider told us: “You can’t do it this year because Matthew MacNabb tested positive and Aengus Mac Grianna couldn’t dance when his mate Emily tested positive, too. positive.
“So what you get is a mixed-gender group that has escaped the virus. Emily’s hit with the virus was a huge blow for the show’s opening act with five new dancers, two of them just teenagers. Emily’s experience will be missed heavily. ”
https://www.thesun.ie/tv/8196023/dancing-with-the-stars-emily-barker-out-isolation/ Dancing With The Stars pro Emily Barker steps out of isolation days before going live with Aengus Mac Grianna