'DWTS' Season 30: Fans await Cody Rigsby's return to the ballroom amid Covid recovery

Fans of 'Dancing With The Stars' were met with the unfortunate news of Cody's partner testing Covid positive, but as they say, the show must go on

                            'DWTS' Season 30: Fans await Cody Rigsby's return to the ballroom amid Covid recovery
Cody Rigsby with partner Cheryl in 'Dancing With The Stars' (DWTS/ Twitter)

'Dancing With The Stars' Season 30 premiere saw some interesting and exciting performances from the celebs with the competition getting serious.

Amongst the contestants was fitness expert Cody Rigsby paired with pro Cheryl Burke who performed a Tango to get a score of 24 of 40 last week. This week came with a  sad surprise as we got the unfortunate news of his partner testing positive for covid effectively ruling out a live performance. Cody's performance was instead judged on his rehearsal video, Heres' how the judges and fans reacted.


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Dancing the salsa for the song 'Don't Go Yet' by Camilla Cabello, the judges scored based on the practice video in the studio. Judge Len wished Cheryl a speedy recovery and said the dance had a lot of razzle-dazzle and that it was well crafted, giving them a score of six. Judge Derek kept it short with a good job and a well done scoring them a 6. Judge Bruno said he missed them in the ballroom. He commented the routine had a bit of an issue and advised to ground the hips, scoring them a six. Judge Carrie Ann commented that the dance lacked luster but was still a good attempt. She scored them a six for a total of 24 out of 40. This situation was unusual but Cody along with the scores and fan support managed to make it out of elimination. He still holds his place in the competition. Here's how fans reacted.

A fan commented, "YALL MY BABE #CODYRIGSBY IS HEADED TO BRITNEY NIGHT! You know what that means. It’s time to “F**K S**T UP!!” @DancingABC
#DWTS". Another user said, "Aw, man!!!! That salsa would’ve been so with all the costumes and lights and stuff! Voted for ya, @CherylBurke and @codyRigsby
!!!! *fingerscrossed* #DWTS". A viewer commented, "So sorry for @CherylBurke. She got positive with the virus a day before the show. But she & @CodyRigsby
still managed to do their performance. Wishing for her full recovery. #DWTS #DWTS30 #CherylBurke #CodyRigsby #[email protected] ".

Yet another user said, "Im legit upset Cody Rigsby is not performing tonight ... wtf #DWTS ". A viewer also commented, "They literally were!!!! They should perform that again in the finale they literally looked so good best moves of any team! the most loose of anyone! #dwts @[email protected]@[email protected]@BrunoTonioli
@carrieanninaba". Another user said, "@DancingABCCheryl & Cody were the BEST tonite!! And they weren’t even there!! Scored too low! Boo judges!! #[email protected]@[email protected] ".












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