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The show must go on! Cody Rigsby and Cheryl Burke are expected to compete virtually in the upcoming episode of "Dancing With the Stars" after testing positive for COVID-19 last week.
The news was first reported by ABC's "Good Morning America" Friday morning.
Cody Rigsby and #DWTS pro @CherylBurke will dance in separate rooms next week on @dancingabc after the Peloton instructor tested positive for COVID-19. @Zohreen reports. https://t.co/EfMRaIEIht pic.twitter.com/8h35kh7v1C
— Good Morning America (@GMA) October 1, 2021
According to a statement from "DWTS," the two partners will dance completely apart from each other in their own homes and "will be regularly monitored to ensure that they are both well enough to dance."
Burke, who has been teaching Rigsby remotely in anticipation of their next performance posted a video on Instagram to update viewers on her health and her plans for "Britney Week."
"Even though my partner and I have COVID, which I feel still so bad about," she said. "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 duo will be Jazz dancing to Spears' "Gimme More," according to a press release from ABC.
Rigsby, who gained popularity online for his quippy commentary as a Peloton instructor, took to Instagram on Thursday to announce he tested positive for the disease for the second time this year, despite being fully vaccinated and following precautions set by the Centers for Disease Control.
"To properly rest and recover as well as avoid exposing others, I will be taking a break in the coming days," he wrote. "I appreciate all your support, and I'll be back as soon as I am ready."
Rigsby explained that his symptoms are mild and include congestion, a slight headache and a cough.
"In comparison to when I had COVID earlier this year, it is night and day, so that must be the vaccine and the antibodies working, so we're super grateful for that," he added. "That being said, I'm going to go eat all the yummy food I can right now, as I still have my taste buds."
On Sunday evening, Burke, Rigsby's pro-partner on the show, had shared in an Instagram video that she tested positive for COVID.
Holding back tears, Burke said she "just feel(s) so bad" for Rigsby and felt overwhelmed by the test result coming in just a day before the live competition show was set to tape a new episode. The dancer, who received the Moderna vaccine, said she'd have to quarantine at home for 10 days, per CDC guidelines for vaccinated people who test positive.
"Not only do I feel scared and at a loss for words, I do feel run-down a little bit. And I feel really sad, because I don't want to let Cody down," Burke said. "Our freaking salsa was so good."
But the positive COVID test didn't squash Rigsby and Burke's aspirations for the Mirrorball trophy. Instead of performing during Monday's live episode of "DWTS," the judges critiqued the pair's rehearsal footage, which was filmed last week, before Burke's positive test result.
The rehearsal routine earned a total score of a 24 out of 40, and the two ended up advancing to the next round.
Contributing: Hannah Yasharoff, Elise Brisco
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: 'DWTS': Cody Rigsby, Cheryl Burke dancing remotely after getting COVID