Strictly Come Dancing’s HRVY rapped by BBC bosses after coronavirus slip-up

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Strictly Come Dancing star HRVY says he was read the riot act by BBC bosses for failing to socially distance.

The singer admitted he got a good telling off for getting too close to some of the pro dancers recently.

He said he got pulled up by the execs when he was moving around the studios.

Strictly are super-tight on safety measures, knowing one wrong move could see the series thrown into complete chaos.

HRVY – who tested positive for Covid two weeks before the show – explained that he hasn't been perfect during the first four weeks of the programme.

HRVY and Janette Manrara just keeping getting better and better
(Image: BBC/Guy Levy)

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Pictures of him with Maisie Smith on November 13 appeared to show the pair right next to each other not wearing masks – definitely not two metres away, as is required by Covid guidelines.

“It was me and a couple of other pros going from one studio to the next studio outside," he told PA news agency.

"Obviously we try our best to socially distance when we are walking around the studios and outside, but obviously when you are walking and talking you don’t even realise.

“But no one touched each other. I just think we were maybe slightly closer than two metres while we were talking. But also the cameras, when you get a picture taken of you it can make you look a lot closer than you actually are."

But he admits he was told off by the producers
(Image: BBC / Guy Levy)

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He added: “But the BBC told us off and everything is all good and everyone is trying their best to maintain all the rules and regulation. We are all good. We are all OK.”

HRVY, real name Harvey Cantwell, wowed again on Saturday night.

He and professional dance partner Janette Manrara scored three straight 10s after their electric performance.

He is now one of the favourites to lift the Glitterball
(Image: BBC/Guy Levy)

Presenter Claudia Winkleman revealed it was the first ever time a couple have ever swept the board for 10s in week six of the show.

Judge Motsi Mabuse, said: "What an unbelievable night to come back to.

"Unbelieveable. I felt that music through you. It was thumping in my heart!

"There's so many good things you did in there. We feel what you felt. It was priceless."

*Strictly Come Dancing: The Results airs tonight at 7.25pm on BBC1

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