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‘Dancing with the Stars’ Cody Rigsby Tests Positive for COVID-19 Following Dance Partner Cheryl Burke’s Diagnosis

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UPDATED: Cody Rigsby, the Peloton fitness instructor, who is competing for the Mirror Ball trophy in the all-new season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars has been diagnosed with Covid-19.

The news comes just days after his pro dance partner, Cheryl Burke announced she tested positive for Covid-19 and had to quarantine, thus she and Cody did not dance in the ballroom on Monday night.  However, they were judged by one of their rehearsals, which was pre-taped.

However news on Friday morning revealed that Cody and Cheryl will dance this coming Monday night in a unique format – dancing in separate rooms next week. Good Morning America retweeted the news, from ABc7 Los Angeles correspondent Zohreen Shah. ( You can see the tweet below)

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Previously, now comes word via an Instagram post and message from Rigsby himself  that he, too, is now  sidelined from the competition.

Cody expressed: “I have tested positive for Covid again, the second time this year. I right now have really mild symptoms: congestion, little bit of a headache, cough, but in comparison to when I had Covid earlier this year, it is night and day, so that must be the vaccine and the antibodies working. So we’re super grateful for that. As far as my fate on Dancing With the Stars, we are still trying to figure that out right now, so please be patient with that answer.

In his written post, Rigsby added: ” Hi friends, I wanted to check in with you to share some news. While I am fully vaccinated and took many precautions, following CDC guidelines, I recently tested positive for Covid-19. To properly rest and recover as well as avoid exposing others, I will be taking a break in the coming days. I appreciate all your support, and I’ll be back as soon as I am ready.”

So, what do you think of Cody now being diagnosed with Covid after Cheryl? What do you think about the latest update that they will dance on Monday in a unique format? Share your thoughts below.  We are wishing Cody and Cheryl speedy recoveries!

 

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Ugh, how awful for him. I don’t know Cody, but wish him well. I, myself have had similar symptoms since Tuesday and I’m fully vaccinated and hopefully my test results will come in Friday. Tuesday, I really concluded that I feel like I have Covid once again, and reading the news of Cody and his dance partner… it’s just so scary. Even those of us that are fully vaccinated, it is still possible to get Covid. Everyone on this site please be careful and safe. I look forward to getting the booster shot when I’m eligible for it. Take care… Read more »

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Wishing you the very best with your results, Jeremy. I fear it’ll be a while until the U.S. is out of the woods with this dreadful illness. Let us know how you’re doing. At least there have been some fun developments on GH this week; maybe they will provide a little distraction for you. Sonny’s misplaced tantrums always give me a good laugh.

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Cheryl Burke Tests Positive for COVID-19 Ahead of Tonight’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Dancing with the Stars’ Cheryl Burke announced via an emotional Instagram video on her account on Sunday that she was not feeling well, and tested positive for Covid-19.  Burke had been vaccinated and is another breakthrough Covid case.  Burke had been fully vaccinated via Moderna.

Burke’s diagnosis means that she must quarantine for the next ten days and will miss tonight’s second episode of the new season of the ballroom-dance competition series.  She has been partnered with Pelonton’s Cody Rigsby.

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How will Burke’s departure affect Rigsby in terms of the competition? ABC says it will address it on Monday’s night’s show.  However Good Morning America” reported that Rigsby has been tested for COVID-19, and if he comes back negative he will perform with an alternate pro dancer.

It is now also most certain that Burke will miss next week’s show as well.

In her post, Cheryl shared to her fans she was on her way to get a Covid test, then she shared after getting tested: “I am positive which means I have Covid.”

She went on to say, “It’s so overwhelming because it’s Sunday and the show’s tomorrow. I figured I should let you guys know since I’ve been as open and as a real and as vulnerable as I could be here.  I just hope I didn’t spread it. For those of you who don’t think COVID is a real thing, it’s f–king real, dude.”

The pro dancer also related how upset she was to let her celebrity partner, Cody Rigsby, down by having to exit the show for now.

So, what do you think about Burke’s exit from the series and her emotional message? You can watch it below. Then, share your thoughts via the comment section.

 

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Brian Austin Green, Martin Kove (Ex-EON), The Miz, Amanda Kloots, Matt James & More Revealed as Celebrity Contestants In New Season of ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Wednesday morning on Good Morning America, the celebrity contestants were unveiled in full for the upcoming 30th season of Dancing with the Stars.

The ballroom dance competition hosted by Tyra Banks will kick-off on Monday, September 20th at 8pm EST/PST on ABC.

The celebrities include: Brian Austin Green (Ex-90210 and Knots Landing), Martin Kove (Cobra Kai and ex-Romeo, Edge of Night), the WWE’s Mike “The Miz” Mizanin, The Talk’s Amanda Kloots and former ‘Bachelor’ lead, Matt James.

In addition, other celebrities dancing for the Mirror Ball Trophy include: Country singer Jimmie Allen, Spice Girl Melanie C, Christine Chiu (Bling Empire), Melora Hardin (The Office) Social media star Olivia Jade, Gold medal Olympian Suni Lee, Kenya Moore (The Real Housewives of Atlanta), Peloton star instructor Cody Rigsby. NBA star Iman Shumpert, and Popstar JoJo Siwa.

The celebrities and their pro partner will be judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts, including Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Derek Hough.

Watch the video announcement of the cast below and then let us know, who you on paper looks like the top choice to take home the Mirror Ball and what you think of the 30th season cast via the comment section.

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Carrie Ann Inaba Officially Departs ‘The Talk’

In an announcement on her Instagram and in an official statement, Carrie Ann Inaba has officially exited The Talk.  As we previously reported earlier in the week, the talk series was reportedly already looking for a male replacement for her.

Inaba was a featured co-host on The Talk for three seasons having officially replaced Julie Chen Moonves in 2019, after guest hosting since 2017.  But since April of this year, Carrie Ann has been on a leave of absence from the afternoon show.

In her exit statement, Carrie Ann shared: “I enjoyed my time at The Talk as co-host and moderator and I am grateful for the opportunity I had to grow with the entire Talk family as well as truly connect with viewers on such a personal level. I will miss The Talk, but I am excited for the next chapter both for myself and for the show.”’

Carrie Ann’s departure is said to be a mutual decision between her and the network.

On Instagram, Inaba shared: “I am filled with immense gratitude for my journey on @thetalkcbs. It has been a wonderful experience and an honor to have been the moderator at The Talk, following in the footsteps of two women I very much respect. @juliechenmoonves and @thesaragilbert. Dreams do come true, if you work hard for them. I have made beautiful and lifelong friendships, I’ve had so many unforgettable experiences, (be prepared for a few memories shared in the next few days), and I’ve learned so much from all the heartfelt and authentic discussions we’ve shared with you. My heart is full and content. I’m truly grateful for all that was, all that is (life is in perfection), and all that will be. To all my friends and family at @thetalkcbs I wish you a great Season ahead! And, I also very much look forward to my own future as well. 💕✨🌅 Life is good. And endings can be as beautiful as beginnings. ✨”

Inaba will continue on in September in her judges seat on the all-new season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.

So, sad that Inaba is officially OUT at The Talk? Comment below.

 

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