Harry Redknapp, 74, among stars forced to isolate after Covid outbreak on BBC’s The Wheel

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Harry Redknapp, 74, is reportedly among stars having to isolate after a crew member tested positive for coronavirus on the set of Michael McIntyre’s show The Wheel over the weekend. The celebrities and fellow crew will have to remain at home for 10 days to take precautions not to spread the virus further.

We can confirm an individual has tested positive for Covid


The Mirror reported that some of the stars featuring on the BBC quiz show came into contact with the infected person during filming last Friday [28 May] evening.

An insider revealed that only a “small” number of people mixed with the individual, who was said to be working backstage and away from the rest of the production team at the time.

The publication also reported that Harry has “cancelled all his planned engagements” this week including a lunch where he was said to be giving a talk.

The former I’m A Celebrity king of the jungle is understood to have taken a test that was negative.

Radio DJ Nick Grimshaw has also had to quarantine, meaning he will be recording his Radio 1 show from his home until he is cleared to return to work.

He posted photos of his DIY studio on Instagram on Wednesday and is also understood to have tested negative this week, but remains at home as a precaution.

He captioned the three photos of himself surrounded by work clutter: “Live from me lounge this week!

“Every time I talk Ms Pig thinks I’m talking to her and waddles over.”

Carol Vorderman, Angela Scanlon and Andi Oliver also formed part of the set up on the programme, that uses an expert panel filled with seven stars to help win contestants cash prizes.

Angela returned to host The One Show this week after following all the correct protocols, as she did not come into direct contact with the crew member.

Carol has not stated whether she too has had to isolate or escaped having to quaratine, with the former Countdown star having shared a photo from the set on 29 May.

She posted a selfie of herself, penning: “Had a top time filming The Wheel with @McInTweet tonight……top gang too.”

The 60-year-old followed it up with another tweet, teasing who is joining her on the show: “So the crew tonight… The joy who is Harry Redknapp… Andi Oliver @andisn Nick Grimshaw, @angelascanlon.”

A BBC spokesman for The Wheel said: “We can confirm an individual has tested positive for Covid.

“The production has and will continue to follow strict government guidelines to ensure the safety of all on the show.”

Government guidance states that if you have been in contact with a person who has had a positive test result for COVID-19, you must stay at home and complete 10 full days isolation.

This also applies if you have had one or more doses of the vaccine.

The Wheel is available to watch on BBC iPlayer now.

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