Celebrities including Nick Grimshaw and Harry Redknapp have reportedly gone into self-isolation at home after a crew member on Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel show tested positive for coronavirus.
The BBC Radio 1 DJ and former football manager reportedly came into contact with the team member backstage while filming the BBC quiz on Friday evening, and after being informed of the positive test result over the weekend , they took precautions and isolated themselves at home.
A source on the show told the Mirror that only a “small number” of people had contact with the person who tested positive, as the behind-the-scenes crew and required production staff on set did not mix.
A spokesperson for The Wheel told the Mirror: “We can confirm that an individual has tested positive for Covid. Production has and will continue to follow strict government guidelines to ensure the safety of everyone on the show.”
Grimshaw recorded his radio show from home this week and shared photos from his DIY studio on Instagram on Wednesday. He would have tested negative for Covid-19 this week but is staying at home as a precaution.
I’m a star Redknapp reportedly canceled scheduled engagements this week and also tested negative since filming.
According to the publication, TV presenters Carol Vorderman, Angela Scanlon and Andi Oliver also appeared on the show on Friday.
However, Scanlon did not come into direct contact with the team member and again hosted The One Show this week. It is not known if the other two had to isolate themselves.
The Wheel, which is filmed at Bovingdon Airfield in Hertfordshire, uses a seven-star expert panel to help applicants win cash prizes. The production of the next episodes will continue normally next week.