Strictly’s Kym Marsh reunites with Graziano for first time since Covid battle after revealing show future


KYM Marsh has made her Strictly Come Dancing comeback after being struck down with coronavirus.

The former Corrie star reunited with her pro partner Graziano Di Prima as rehearsals for this week’s quarter final got underway.

Kym Marsh has reunited with Strictly’s Graziano Di Prima

The ex Corrie star caught Covid and missed a week of the dancing competition

Kym had even found the time to squeeze in a spray tan.

Sharing a picture of herself and Graziano on Instagram, she excitedly told her followers: “FINALLY back with this one!

“We are so grateful to be able to dance this week, and to the most iconic musical ‘FAME’.

“Thank you for all of your support and get well wishes, truly means the world.”

Kym, 46, and Graziano, 28, are sporting fluorescent headbands in honour of their 80s-themed performance this Friday night.

The former Hear’Say star’s followers have welcomed her back with open arms.

One commented on her post: “Come back and smash it on Saturday! x.”

Another added: “So happy you’re back wasn’t the same without you last week!”

And a third chimed in: “Amazing that your back!! can’t wait for your cha cha!!”

Kym was given a free pass to the quarter final – which is also Musicals Week – after testing positive for Covid-19.

She and Graziano were forced to pull out of last weekend’s show as a result of her catching the virus during the Strictly Blackpool special.

Seven of the show’s crew also tested positive and it came following a cast and staff party at the end of the weekend.

A Strictly spokesman said at the time: “The health and wellbeing of all involved in Strictly is production’s absolute priority.

“We have out own Covid protocols in place and continue to monitor government guidelines.”

But not everyone was happy with the decision to put Kym and Graziano straight through to the BBC show’s quarter final.

Taking to Twitter to complain, one person wrote: “I know Kym Marsh can’t help being ill, but at this stage in the competition, I don’t think it’s fair that she gets a pass through to next week #StrictlyComeDancing.”

Someone else said: “Nobody should go this week. Its unfair that Kym Marsh gets a free pass to next week. What if she tests positive again next week???”

Strictly Come Dancing’s main show will air this week on Friday at 8pm instead of Saturday due to the World Cup.

The Results Show will follow on Saturday evening at 5.40pm.

Kym caught Covid during the Blackpool special

The pair have been given a free pass to the quarter final