Phillip Schofield could miss Dancing On Ice after positive Covid test

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Phillip Schofield Could Miss Dancing On Ice After Positive Covid Test Phillip Schofield Could Miss Dancing On Ice After Positive Covid Test
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By Alex Green, PA Senior Entertainment Reporter

Phillip Schofield has tested positive for coronavirus, throwing his presence during this Sunday’s Dancing On Ice live show into doubt.

The TV presenter shared a photo of a lateral flow test showing a positive result with his three million Instagram followers late on Monday evening.

He captioned the image: “Well bollocks!! Currently just a slightly sore throat.”

Current NHS guidelines say that if a person tests positive they usually have to self-isolate for 10 full days or longer if symptoms occur or do not go away.

However it is possible to cut the period short after five days as long as the person tests negative on day five and day six.

If Schofield needs to observe the full period or longer then he will be forced to miss this week’s episode of Dancing On Ice.

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The presenter, 59, usually hosts the ITV celebrity skating competition alongside Holly Willoughby, 40 who is also his co-presenter on This Morning.

Willoughby has been absent from the weekday daytime show for the past two weeks due to other work commitments, and Schofield has instead appeared beside former Saturdays star Rochelle Humes.

Presenter Ria Hebden became the second contestant eliminated from the show on Sunday, after ending up in the skate-off during movie week.

Judges Oti Mabuse, Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean and Ashley Banjo unanimously chose to save former S Club 7 star Rachel Stevens.

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