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Cody Rigsby and Cheryl Burke will compete VIRTUALLY on DWTS after both tested positive for COVID-19

Cody Rigsby and Cheryl Burke will compete VIRTUALLY on Dancing with the Stars next week… after both tested positive for COVID-19


The 30th season of Dancing with the Stars was rocked with news that a star couple tested positive for COVID-19.

And in efforts to safely stick to the program, Cody Rigsby and Cheryl Burke, who both contracted the virus, will compete virtually on next week’s episode of the popular dancing competition. 

Not only will the duo compete without the live studio audience, they’ll perform separately and from their own homes — which marks another first for DWTS.

Tough: Cheryl revealed her positive results on Sunday, and Cody shortly followed after

New format: Cody Rigsby and Cheryl Burke, who both contracted the virus, will compete virtually on next week’s episode of the popular dancing competition

Cody revealed on Instagram that he tested positive on Thursday just days after his pro partner, Cheryl, also tested positive. 

‘I’m feeling okay,’ Rigsby told Good Morning America. ‘I’m so excited to dance for Britney week on Dancing with the Stars, one way or the other.’ 

‘We’re going to be doing it from the comfort of our own home,’ Burke added. ‘Look at that. I’ve turned our living room into a ballroom.’ 

Staying safe: Not only will the duo compete without the live studio audience, they'll perform separately and from their own homes — which marks another first for DWTS

Staying safe: Not only will the duo compete without the live studio audience, they’ll perform separately and from their own homes — which marks another first for DWTS

The popular Peloton instructor admitted to suffering from mild symptoms, but credited the vaccine for protecting his immune system after he first contracted a more aggressive form of COVID-19 in February.

‘So that must be the vaccine antibodies working,’ he said. ‘We’re super grateful for that.’ 

Burke also noted that she feels ‘great’ and is only suffering from moderate symptoms. 

Smart: The popular Peloton instructor admitted to suffering from mild symptoms, but credited the vaccine for protecting his immune system after he first contracted a more aggressive form of COVID-19 in February

Smart: The popular Peloton instructor admitted to suffering from mild symptoms, but credited the vaccine for protecting his immune system after he first contracted a more aggressive form of COVID-19 in February

‘I have officially lost my senses: I can’t smell … and I definitely can’t taste anything, so now is the time for those disgusting juices that I know are so good for you,’ she said.

‘I just want to let everyone know that even though my partner and I have COVID, which I feel still so bad about, I’m just so happy that we are both feeling good. We are going to still dance on Monday. But we’re going to do it remote, and we’re going to be doing it from the comfort of our own home.’ 

The virtual performance isn’t the only historic event for the dancing competition as JoJo Siwa and season 26 champ, Jenna Johnson, also made history as part of the first same-sex couple to perform on the popular ABC show. 

‘It’s really special that not only now do I get to share with the world that] you get to love who you want to love, but also you get a dance with whom you want to dance,’ Siwa told Variety.  

History! JoJo partnered up with season 26 champ, Jenna Johnson, for a Quickstep to the Jet song 'Are You Gonna Be My Girl' last week

History! JoJo partnered up with season 26 champ, Jenna Johnson, for a Quickstep to the Jet song ‘Are You Gonna Be My Girl’ last week

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