Nicola Adams ‘will return to Strictly’ with Katya Jones after Covid in major U-turn

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Strictly Come Dancing star Nicola Adams and her partner Katya Jones were booted off the show this week after Katya tested positive for Covid-19.

This meant they had to permanently drop out of the competition as the rules stated it would not be fair if they self-isolated for two weeks and then returned with a spot on the show.

But it has now been reported that the producers have made a U-turn on their decision and will let the pair return for the final of the show.

Nicola and Katya will now reportedly be allowed to come back and perform on the final of the show.

Nicola Adams and pro partner Katya Jones were devastated when they had to quit the show
(Image: Nicola Adams/Instagram)

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A source told The Sun : "Strictly bosses knew as soon as Nicola had to leave that they wanted to do something special for her.

"The rules mean she can’t come back to the show next year but they’re planning to bring her back with Katya for the final."

Both ladies have been self-isolating separately following their sudden departure, although Nicola tested negative for Covid-19.

Nicola tested negative but also had to self-isolate
(Image: GC Images)

Katya, who was said to be "inconsolable" about their exit, paid a sweet tribute to the boxing champ on social media following their exit.

"We're going to miss being in the studio today!" Katya wrote.

" @nicolaadams and I would have been performing American Smooth to 'Stand by me'.

The professional choreographer, 31, and her same-sex dance partner Nicola Adams, 37, were axed from the Strictly 2020 series after she tested positive with coronavirus
(Image: BBC/PA)

"Good luck to all the couples and Anton tonight!! I'll be watching. @bbcstrictly#strictlycomedancing."

It was reported Katya had been desperate to change her image after the unfortunate photos emerged of her kissing her 2018 partner Seann Walsh, while she was married to Neil Jones and he was also in a relationship.

A source told The Sun : "Katya was inconsolable about having to leave the competition, she was so excited about being in the first same-sex couple and she really thought it was her chance to restore her battered 'kissgate' image.

"She wants to be remembered for all the right reasons not the wrong ones."

MirrorOnline has contacted a rep for the show who declined to comment.

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