'DWTS' Season 30: Cody Rigsby and Cheryl Burke will continue to perform virtually
Seeing that Cody Rigsby too has tested positive for COVID-19, the duo are still determined to be a part of 'DWTS' Season 30
Season 30 has kicked off to an exciting start for all you 'Dancing With The Stars' fans. With Martin Kove being the first one to go home last week, the pressure is piling on for the celebrities and their partners to wow the judges. Of course, seeing that 'Britney Week' is upon us, the stars will have to dance to pop princess Britney Spears' songs, which means they're going to have to pump up the energy!
With JoJo Siwa and Amanda Kloots topping the scoreboard last week, a few frontrunners are starting to reveal themselves. However, in an unfortunate turn of events, Peloton instructor Cody Rigsby and his partner Cheryl Burke were unable to perform because the latter got COVID-19.
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Thankfully, practices are recorded, and hence the two were able to send in a practice tape to be judged last week. While it wasn't their best work as it was a practice session without costumes, the due managed a score of 24 out of 40. Unfortunately, Ribsy has also tested positive, resulting in the two of them having to stay quarantined until they fully recover. But that isn't going to stop them from performing, as Rigsby mentioned on 'Good Morning America', as reported by CNN.
"I'm feeling okay," he said. "I'm so excited to dance for Britney week on 'Dancing with the Stars,' one way or the other." added. "We're going to be doing it from the comfort of our own home," Burke said. "Look at that. I've turned our living room into a ballroom."
For Rigsby, this is the second time he's contracted the disease, as he took to Instagram to inform fans about his well-being. He shared a video, along with the following caption -- "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 COVID19. 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."
In the video, he mentions that he has mild symptoms such as congestion, a little bit of a headache, cough. However, he noted that it was far easier this time, stating that the vaccine and antibodies were working, and he was grateful.
Although the twos of them claim to be doing fine, 'Dancing With The Stars' put out a statement saying that the two of them will be performing from their own homes and will be regularly monitored to ensure that they are well enough to perform. The two of them will be dancing Jazz to 'Gimme More' by Britney Spears.
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