Strictly star Judi Love posts update from bed as she battles COVID-19 after missing show last week

Judi Love posted an open update from bed on Monday as she continues battling COVID-19.

The 41-year-old Strictly Come Dancing star told followers in a video that “coronavirus is real” as she listed all of the “West Indian” home remedies she used to combat her symptoms.

Her vlog comes when the contestant who works with Strictly Professional Graziano Di Prima was forced to cancel last week’s Strictly show after testing positive for the virus.

'' Rona is real! '  Judi Love posted an open update from bed on Monday as she continues battling COVID-19

” Rona is real! ‘ Judi Love posted an open update from bed on Monday as she continues battling COVID-19

The comedian told fans that she was having “a rough few days” and warned that the prevalence of the disease should cause her to “get her health in order”.

Judi posted a video from her bed and said, “I don’t even know what day it is today. Kind of a motivation day.

“I just want to tell you, ‘Rona is real. Thank you for doing little sport and dancing. I feel like I can cope with it a lot better than if I hadn’t done a little exercise and sweated a little.

COVID-19: Your vlog comes when the contestant, who works with the strictly professional Graziano Di Prima (left), was forced to cancel last week's show after testing positive

COVID-19: Your vlog comes when the contestant, who works with the strictly professional Graziano Di Prima (left), was forced to cancel last week’s show after testing positive

“You can hear by my voice, I’ve made all the West Indian recipes and remedies, for those who are West Indians, especially Jamaicans, you know what I’m talking about. I eat garlic, onion, turmeric, honey – the expensive one, the manuka – the ginger, the lime, the lemon, the rum.

‘I ate all kinds of soups – chicken foot soup, lamb neck soup, red peas, and my voice is still that way and then’ Rona will turn to you and say to you, ‘You know what, on top of that?’ from this bredrin I will not enable you to smell or taste. “

“I mean, I can’t even smell myself and I know some of you to need to smell yourself. I just want to tell you I’m here.

Open update: 'I just want to tell you guys,' Rona is real.  Thank you for doing little sport and dancing.  I feel like I'm handling it much better than I would have '

Open update: ‘I just want to tell you guys,’ Rona is real. Thank you for doing little sport and dancing. I feel like I’m handling it much better than I would have ‘

“It’s been a tough couple of days and it’s really about getting your health in order. Health is wealth, and I’m not just talking about catching that check. I just mean that you have this health so that you can achieve your optimum.

“You can keep creating memories, gaining life experience and spending time with loved ones for as long as possible because Rona … Rona locked me in here like I was the wife of Orange Is The New Black,” the star quipped.

“Rona makes me sleep out here like someone without ambition! ‘Rona left me standing here by the window, waving like a black child who wants to play on a Sunday and her mother says:’ You’re crazy! ‘ That’s what Rona does to me!

She even joked:

She even joked, “I mean, Rona made you cough so badly that you are begging for a sponsorship from Tena Ladies.”

She joked further: “I mean, Rona made you cough so badly that you are begging for a sponsorship from Tena Ladies!

“Rona will take you away from your family and you will miss them, even though you are with them in the yard. And I mean, some of you are living this life anyway, some of you are locked in your room, in your laptop, in your phone until you forget you have a family next door. Spend time with them because ‘Rona won’t miss this opportunity.

‘I mean,’ Rona is acting like a gambler. “Rona goes from this body to this body, which makes you think that it doesn’t matter to everyone, but in reality it spreads within everyone and you are not the only one!

“Rona is out here like a Tyrone. As I said, take care of yourself. Not just because of ‘Rona, but in general. Your health is your wealth.

“I just want to thank you for all your good wishes. I love you, ”she signed.

Another chance: The presenter receives a free ticket to attend the show the following week - provided she has a negative Covid test

Another chance: The presenter receives a free ticket to attend the show the following week – provided she has a negative Covid test

The presenter, who was supposed to perform the cha-cha with dance partner Graziano, 27, receives a free ticket for the show the following week – provided she has a negative Covid test.

Judi is the second star to miss a live show for catching Covid, with McFly’s Tom Fletcher, 36, and his dance partner Amy Dowden, 31, missing week two of the series.

A Strictly spokesperson said, “Judi Love tested positive for Covid-19 and is now self-isolating under the latest government guidelines.

“While Judi and Graziano will not be participating in Strictly Come Dancing this weekend, the Strictly Come Dancing protocol means that everything will be fine and they will return the following week.”

Not alone: ​​Judi is the second star to miss a live show because he caught Covid.  McFlys Tom Fletcher (36) and his dance partner Amy Dowden (31) miss the second week of the series

Not alone: ​​Judi is the second star to miss a live show because he caught Covid. McFlys Tom Fletcher (36) and his dance partner Amy Dowden (31) miss the second week of the series

A source told MailOnline that Graziano has not tested positive for Covid-19.

Her absence comes just weeks after her competitor Tom and professional partner Amy were forced to withdraw from the competition for week two after they too tested positive for the virus.

This year’s Strictly Stars are subject to regular Covid tests and must maintain social distance at all times during filming.

The couples have formed Covid-safe bubbles for training and performances, but are not allowed to mix.

Not beaten: A source told MailOnline that Graziano did not test positive for Covid-19

Not beaten: A source told MailOnline that Graziano did not test positive for Covid-19

This year, the government’s Covid guidelines have changed, meaning anyone who tests positive only needs to be isolated for 10 days, and if participants are double-vaccinated they can end their isolation in eight days, if they test negative for Covid.

Strictly’s bad luck continued last week when rugby star Ugo Monye had to pull out of the show due to an injury.

The 38-year-old rugby union player, who works with Oti Mabuse, took to Twitter to tell fans that he had “back problems” but would be back the following week.

Ugo’s announcement came just the day after Robert Webb retired from the show, admitting that he had “bitten off more than he could chew,” suffering from heart disease two years after open heart surgery.

Bad luck: Strictly's bad streak continued last week when rugby star Ugo Monye was injured from the show

Bad luck: Strictly’s bad streak continued last week when rugby star Ugo Monye was injured from the show

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