Strictly star Judi Love posts update from bed as she battles COVID-19

posted a frank update from bed on Monday as she continues to battle COVID-19. 

The star, 41, told followers in a video that ‘ is real’ as she detailed all the ‘West Indian’ home remedies that she’s used to combat her symptoms.

Her vlog comes as the contestant, who is partnered with Strictly professional , was forced to drop out of last week’s Strictly show after testing positive for the virus.   

''Rona is real!' Judi Love has posted a frank update from bed on Monday as she continues to battle COVID-19

»Rona is real!’ Judi Love has posted a frank update from bed on Monday as she continues to battle COVID-19

The comedian told fans that she had ‘a rough couple of days’  and warned them that the prevalence of the illness should prompt them ‘to get your health in order’. 

Posting a video from her bed, Judi said: ‘I don’t even know what day it is.Some kind of motivation day.

‘I just want to say to you guys, ‘Rona is real. I give thanks that I was doing little exercise and dancing thing. I feel like I’m handling it much better than I would have had if I hadn’t been doing little exercise and a little sweat.

COVID-19: Her vlog comes as the contestant, who is partnered with Strictly professional Graziano Di Prima (left), was forced to drop out of last week's show after testing positive

COVID-19: Her vlog comes as the contestant, who is partnered with Strictly professional Graziano Di Prima (left), was forced to drop out of last week’s show after testing positive

‘You can hear from my voice, I have done all the West Indian recipes and remedies, for those who are West Indian, especially Jamaicans, you know what I’m talking about. I eat the garlic, onion, the turmeric, the honey — the expensive one, the Manuka one — the ginger, the lime, the lemon, the rum.

‘I’ve had all kind of soup — chicken foot soup, lamb neck soup, red peas, and my voice is still like this and then ‘Rona will then turn round to you and say to you, «You know what, on top of that bredrin, I’m not going to make you able to smell or taste.»

‘I mean, I can’t even smell myself and I know some of you need to smell yourself.I just want to say to you, I’m here.

Candid update: 'I just want to say to you guys, 'Rona is real. I give thanks that I was doing little exercise and dancing thing. I feel like I'm handling it much better than I would have'

Candid update: ‘I just want to say to you guys, ‘Rona is real.I give thanks that I was doing little exercise and dancing thing. I feel like I’m handling it much better than I would have’

‘It’s been a rough couple of days and it’s really about for you to get your health in order.Health is wealth, and I’m not just talking about catching that cheque. I just mean having that health so you can live at your optimum.

‘You can continue creating memories, having life experience, spending time with loved ones as long as possible because Rona…Rona has me locked up in here like I’m the woman from Orange Is The New Black,’ the star quipped.

»Rona has got me sleeping out here like someone with no ambition! ‘Rona has got me here standing at the window, waving like a Black kid that wants to play on a Sunday and her mum says, «You’re mad!» That’s what ‘Rona is doing to me!

She even joked: 'I mean, Rona has got you coughing so hard you're begging for a sponsorship from Tena Ladies'

She even joked: ‘I mean, Rona has got you coughing so hard you’re begging for a sponsorship from Tena Ladies’

She continued to joke: ‘I mean, Rona has got you coughing so hard you’re begging for a sponsorship from Tena Ladies!

»Rona will take you away from your family and you miss then even though you’re in the yard with them.And I mean, some of you are living that life anyway, some of you are locked down in your room, in your laptop, in your phone to the point where you forget you’ve got family door. Spend time with them because ‘Rona won’t miss that opportunity. 

‘I mean, ‘Rona is acting like a player.’Rona is going from that body to this body, making you think that it’s not going to everybody but really it’s spreading about in everybody and you’re not the only one!

»Rona is out here like a Tyrone. Like I said, look after yourself.Not just because of ‘Rona but just in general. Your health is your wealth.

‘I just want to say thank you for all your well wishes. Love you,’ she signed off.

Another chance: The presenter will be given a free pass to compete in the show the following week- providing she has a negative Covid test

Another chance: The presenter will be given a free pass to compete in the show the following week- providing she has a negative Covid test

The presenter, who was due to perform the Cha-cha with dance partner Graziano, 27, will be given a free pass to compete in the show the following week- providing she has a negative Covid test.

Judi is the second star to miss a live show due to catching Covid, with McFly’s Tom Fletcher, 36, and his dance partner Amy Dowden, 31, missing out on week two of the series.

A Strictly spokesperson said: ‘Judi Love has tested positive for Covid-19 and is now self-isolating following the latest government guidelines. 

‘While Judi and Graziano will not be taking part in Strictly Come Dancing this weekend, Strictly Come Dancing protocols mean that all being well, they will return the following week.’ 

Not alone: Judi is the second star to miss a live show due to catching Covid, with McFly's Tom Fletcher, 36, and his dance partner Amy Dowden, 31, missing out on week two of the series

Not alone: Judi is the second star to miss a live show due to catching Covid, with McFly’s Tom Fletcher, 36, and his dance partner Amy Dowden, 31, missing out on week two of the series

A source told MailOnline that Graziano has not tested positive for Covid-19.

Her absence comes just weeks after fellow contestant Tom and his professional partner Amy were forced to pull out of the competition in week two after they too tested positive for the virus.  

This year’s Strictly stars are subject to regular Covid tests, and are required to maintain social distancing at all times during filming.

The couples have formed Covid-safe bubbles for training and performances, but are prohibited from mixing.

Not striken: A source told MailOnline that Graziano has not tested positive for Covid-19

Not striken: A source told MailOnline that Graziano has not tested positive for Covid-19

This year the government’s Covid guidelines changed, meaning anyone who tests positive is only required to isolate for 10 days, and if contestants are double vaccinated they can end their isolating in eight days if they test negative for Covid.

Strictly’s run of bad luck continued last week as rugby star Ugo Monye was forced to pull out of the show due to injury.

The rugby union player, 38, — who is partnered with Oti Mabuse — took to Twitter to reveal to fans that he was suffering from ‘back problems’ but would be back the week after. 

Ugo’s announcement came just a day after Robert Webb bowed out of the show, admitting he had ‘bitten off more than he could chew’, having an ongoing heart condition two years after undergoing open-heart surgery.  

Bad luck: Strictly's run of bad luck continued last week as rugby star Ugo Monye was forced to pull out of the show due to injury

Bad luck: Strictly’s run of bad luck continued last week as rugby star Ugo Monye was forced to pull out of the show due to injury

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