Celebs Go Dating to resume filming after star tests negative following positive covid-19 result

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Celebs Go Dating have confirmed they will resume filming after the star who tested positive for coronavirus has received a negative test result.

A representative for the Channel 4 dating series confirmed the news to OK! online.

The spokesperson for Celebs Go Dating said: “The cast member who tested positive earlier for Covid during filming Celebs Go Dating has since tested negative on subsequent occasions.

“Having taken extensive medical advice and with the support of Public Health England they are deemed to be non-infective.

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“All cast members will be tested prior to entering the house following their recent isolation. Celebs Go Dating filming will resume imminently.”

They did not confirm who the celebrity in question was, but it has been reported that it was Curtis Pritchard,who’s brother AJ Pritchard tested positive for the virus days before heading into the I’m A Celebrity camp.

A source told The Sun Online: “It’s just terrible luck for Curtis. He followed all the rules by the letter of the law, quarantined for two weeks and kept himself to himself.

“And he still managed to somehow pick up this virus.

“He is absolutely fine, has no symptoms and feels fit as a fiddle. But it’s put the brakes on the whole show until he gets the all-clear and everyone else continues to test negative.”

OK! online has contacted Curtis’ representatives for comment.

A spokesperson previously told OK! online that filming had “paused temporarily” after an “unexpected” positive result.

A spokesman for the show, which is also set to star Chloe Ferry and Wayne Lineker, said at the time: “Celebs Go Dating filming has paused temporarily as it awaits further information regarding a recent routine COVID test which had in the first instance returned positive.

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“The result was unexpected since the individual had quarantined prior to entering the house, had been regularly receiving negative results in all testing and has since had four negative results.

“The individual and all of those living in the house are now isolating while we await the results of further testing and continue to consult with our medical experts.

“The welfare and safety of everyone involved in the making of the show is our immediate priority. Strict COVID-19 protocols and industry guidelines have been adhered to throughout the production and filming will not resume until we are reassured it is safe to do so.”

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