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Rhian Sugden and Dianne Buswell join stars who have had Christmas ruined by Covid

Rhian Sugden led the stars being forced to cancel their elaborate plans after testing positive for coronavirus on Christmas Day.

The glamour model, 35, shared a photo of a lateral flow test to Instagram along with a ‘Merry Christmas’ sticker.

MailOnline analysis revealed on Friday that nearly 900,000 people could be forced to spend Christmas Day in self-isolation after catching Covid in the past 10 days, with celebrities being no exception to the rule.

A very Covid Christmas: Rhian Sugden tested positive on the big day as she led a host of stars who had their festive plans ruined by the virus 

Among those forced to isolate was Rhian, who later revealed she had been being contacted by fans who had incorrectly concluded that she had shared news that she’s expecting a baby.

In her caption, Rhian wrote: ‘The amount of people that think that was a positive pregnancy test!?? Where have you been for the last 2 years!!?’

Meanwhile, Dianne Buswell, 32, and her boyfriend Joe Sugg, 30, tried ‘to see the positives in the POSITIVE’ after the Strictly dancer contracted Covid.

She shared a masked-up selfie with her YouTuber boyfriend, who pulled a funny face while raising a glass of fizz.

Tragic: The glamour model, 35, shared a photo of the lateral flow test to Instagram along with a 'Merry Christmas' sticker

Tragic: The glamour model, 35, shared a photo of the lateral flow test to Instagram along with a ‘Merry Christmas’ sticker

Optimistic: Meanwhile, Dianne, 32, and her boyfriend Joe Sugg, 30, tried 'to see the positives in the POSITIVE' after the Strictly dancer contracted Covid'

Optimistic: Meanwhile, Dianne, 32, and her boyfriend Joe Sugg, 30, tried ‘to see the positives in the POSITIVE’ after the Strictly dancer contracted Covid’

The optimistic Australian Strictly star wrote: ‘ Trying to see the positives in the POSITIVE [laughing emoji, Christmas tree emoji] to spite the situation actually we are having a lovely day ❤️.

‘And I sure hope you all are too xx Merry Christmas all [sic] @joe_sugg.’

Joe added: ‘Second year running for us having an unusual, unexpected Christmas.. unfortunately Diannes got the ol’ covid (and a mini Christmas tree) so we’re staying put in Santa land for now to stay safe.

Oh no! On Christmas Eve, the YouTuber shared that they will be spending Christmas Day in Lapland as Dianne has tested positive for Covid-19

Oh no! On Christmas Eve, the YouTuber shared that they will be spending Christmas Day in Lapland as Dianne has tested positive for Covid-19

Lifting spirits: Dianne shared a screenshot from her family FaceTime, writing: 'I'm so lucky to have the most loving family can't wait to be back with you all' xx

Lifting spirits: Dianne shared a screenshot from her family FaceTime, writing: ‘I’m so lucky to have the most loving family can’t wait to be back with you all’ xx

‘It’s not exactly how we’d have liked to have spent Christmas Day but the main thing is that she’s already feeling a lot better and it’s another Christmas we’ll always remember.

‘Hope you all have a lovely day tomorrow and get merry and get your fair share of pigs in blankets.’

Emily Atack, 32, took to the photosharing platform on the big day to confess that she was sorely missing her mum Kate Robbins, 63, on their first Christmas apart. 

Alongside, she uploaded an adorable throwback snap of the pair cosying up together during a recent trip to Paris.

The Inbetweeners star wrote: ‘Gutted to be having my first Christmas away from mum. But she’s alive so I won’t complain too much.

‘It’s just all a bit s**t isn’t it! F**k you covid. Merry Christmas everyone.’

She still made the best of her situation, however, taking to Instagram later to share a snap sipping champagne alongside her pet pooch. 

She captioned the image: ‘Merry Christmas you filthy animals. A very different one this year, but feeling grateful nonetheless. Sending love to you all ❤️’ 

Frustrating: Emily, 32, (left) took to the photosharing platform on the big day to confess that she was sorely missing her mum on their first Christmas apart

Frustrating: Emily, 32, (left) took to the photosharing platform on the big day to confess that she was sorely missing her mum on their first Christmas apart

Positives: Emily still made the best of her situation, however, taking to Instagram later to share a snap sipping champagne alongside her pet pooch

Positives: Emily still made the best of her situation, however, taking to Instagram later to share a snap sipping champagne alongside her pet pooch

Another star who had their celebrations disrupted was Olympic rower James Cracknell, who tested positive for Covid on the day. 

Alongside a snap glaring at his lateral flow test, he penned: ‘Santa dropped off what I’d been “waiting all year for.” Covid. Trying to explain to Dug that I’m ill not just lazy. He’s not buying it. Have a fantastic Chirstmas everyone. Jx’

Seeing the funny side, James later shared a picture with his pet pooch that he captioned: ‘I’m no Dr Dolittle but I reckon he’s thinking “you can’t give me covid and you’re going nowhere.” Right on both counts.’

Bad timing: Another star who had their celebrations disrupted was Olympic rower James Cracknell, who tested positive for Covid on the day

Bad timing: Another star who had their celebrations disrupted was Olympic rower James Cracknell, who tested positive for Covid on the day

He penned: 'Santa dropped off what I'd been "waiting all year for." Covid. Trying to explain to Dug that I'm ill not just lazy. He's not buying it. Have a fantastic Chirstmas everyone. Jx'

He penned: ‘Santa dropped off what I’d been “waiting all year for.” Covid. Trying to explain to Dug that I’m ill not just lazy. He’s not buying it. Have a fantastic Chirstmas everyone. Jx’

While it is possible for pets to contact Covid, Britain’s Chief Veterinary Officer Christine Middlemiss has stressed that Covid cases in animals are ‘very rare’. 

Dogs become infected in the same way as humans do, by inhaling droplets after an infected person coughs or sneezes.

There is no evidence that animals transmit it to humans, with research suggesting they do not ‘shed’ enough virus to be infectious. 

Dolittle: Seeing the funny side, James shared a picture with his pet pooch captioned, 'I'm no Dr Dolittle but I reckon he's thinking "you can't give me covid and you're going nowhere"

Dolittle: Seeing the funny side, James shared a picture with his pet pooch captioned, ‘I’m no Dr Dolittle but I reckon he’s thinking “you can’t give me covid and you’re going nowhere”

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