Nicola Adams confirms return for Strictly final with Katya after Covid scare

Strictly Come Dancing star Nicola Adams has confirmed she will be back for the show’s upcoming final.

The Olympic boxer was forced to quit the long-running BBC competition after her professional dance partner Katya Jones tested positive for coronavirus.

The couple made history as the first same-sex pairing on the show, and were doing well in the contest until it was brought to a halt.

But Nicola has revealed it is not the end of her Strictly stint.

Fans learned about her return during Wednesday night’s It Takes Two, where Rylan Clark-Neal announced the exciting news.

“Yay, Nicola and Katya doing a turn in the final just had to be done! Cancel the performance from a random popstar #ItTakesTwo,” a second shared.

A third said: “So nice that we’ll see Katya and Nicola in the finals show. A shame they couldn’t just slot them back in to the comp.”

*Strictly Come Dancing returns Saturday on BBC One.

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