Nick Grimshaw and Harry Redknapp 'forced to isolate after Covid outbreak on BBC's The Wheel'

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Nick Grimshaw and Harry Redknapp have reportedly been forced to isolate, after a crew member on BBC’s The Wheel tested positive for coronavirus. 

The BBC Radio One DJ, 36, and the former football manager, 74, are said to be staying at home as a safety precaution after coming into contact with the crew member backstage last Friday evening. 

The Mirror reports Harry and Nick were among the celebrity expert panel filming Michael McIntryre’s quiz show, alongside Carol Vorderman, Angela Scanlon and Andi Oliver. 

At home: Nick Grimshaw and Harry Redknapp have reportedly been forced to isolate, after a crew member on BBC's The Wheel tested positive for coronavirus

At home: Nick Grimshaw and Harry Redknapp have reportedly been forced to isolate, after a crew member on BBC’s The Wheel tested positive for coronavirus

A BBC spokesman told the publication: ‘We can confirm an individual has tested positive for Covid. The production has and will continue to follow strict government guidelines to ensure the safety of all on the show.’

An insider added only a ‘small’ number of people mixed with the Covid-positive crew member who was working backstage and away from the production team on set.  

Government guidance states that if you have been in contact with a person who has had a positive test result for COVID-19, you must stay at home and complete 10 full days isolation, even if you have had one or more doses of the vaccine. 

At home: The BBC Radio One DJ, 36, and the former football manager, 74, are said to be staying at home as a safety precaution after coming into contact with the crew member backstage

At home: The BBC Radio One DJ, 36, and the former football manager, 74, are said to be staying at home as a safety precaution after coming into contact with the crew member backstage

Live from the lounge: Nick took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a photograph of his at-home set-up, having to present his radio show from his living room due to isolation rules

Live from the lounge: Nick took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a photograph of his at-home set-up, having to present his radio show from his living room due to isolation rules

Covid: A BBC spokesman told the publication: 'We can confirm an individual has tested positive for covid. The production has and will continue to follow strict government guidelines'

Covid: A BBC spokesman told the publication: ‘We can confirm an individual has tested positive for covid. The production has and will continue to follow strict government guidelines’

Nick took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a photograph of his at-home set-up, having to present his radio show from his living room due to isolation rules.

He wrote: ‘Live from me lounge this week! every time I talk Ms Pig thinks I’m talking to her and waddles over.’ 

The Mirror reports Harry has had a negative test result since filming but has cancelled all of his work this week to complete the 10 day isolation period. 

The publication states Angela, 37, did not come into direct contact with the crew member. 

Carol, 60, took to Twitter to share a snap during filming and wrote: 'Had a top time filming The Wheel with @McInTweet tonight......top gang too.....'

Carol, 60, took to Twitter to share a snap during filming and wrote: ‘Had a top time filming The Wheel with @McInTweet tonight……top gang too…..’

Covid: Government rules 

What to do if you are a contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19

If you have been informed you are a contact of a person who has had a positive test result for COVID-19, you must stay at home and complete 10 full days isolation

Your isolation period includes the date of your last contact with them and the next 10 full days 

Self-isolation means you must stay at home and not leave the house

Do not go outside even to buy food or other essentials, except in certain specific circumstances. 

Any exercise must be taken within your home, garden or private outdoor space 

The television personality is filming BBC’s The One Show, after following government guidelines. 

It is not known if Carol came into direct contact with the crew member who has had Covid. 

The former Countdown presenter, 60, took to Twitter to share a snap during filming and wrote: ‘Had a top time filming The Wheel with @McInTweet tonight……top gang too…..’ 

The show, filmed at Bovingdon Airfield in Hertfordshire, has been recommissioned for a second series set to air later this year.

Hosted by comedian Michael, it follows seven celebrities, who try to help contestants win money by answering questions on an expert field. 

According to the publication, the audience watch from an adjacent viewing room to the production crew and celebrities, meaning they haven’t come into contact with the Covid positive crew member.  

MailOnline has contacted the BBC and Harry, Nick, Carol, Angela and Andi’s representatives for comment. 

It comes as it was reported Michael is set to rake in an impressive £13million from his hit game show The Wheel as he takes it global.

The comedian, 44, co-owns the rights to the popular BBC1 series which has featured celebs such as Gemma Collins, Maura Higgins and Prue Leith.

And now he’s launching the show in America through his production company Hungry McBear after NBC ordered 10 episodes.

Star appearance: Andi Oliver also attended filming but it is not known if she came into contact with the Covid positive crew member

No isolation: The publication states Angela, 37, did not come into direct contact with the crew member

Star appearance: Andi Oliver (R) also attended filming but it is not known if she came into contact with the Covid positive crew member, while Angela Scanlon wasn’t in contact 

A TV insider told The Sun: ‘Americans love an eccentric Brit, which is why they’ve lapped up the likes of Gordon Ramsay and James Corden.

‘But they also love a good gameshow with a simple concept – and The Wheel has the added bonus of being one of the Covid friendly shows because the set up socially distances everyone taking part. 

‘As with other hit Brit exports, such as Who Wants to be A Millionaire? and Britain’s Got Talent, they’ll be taking it to lucrative new markets in Asia and across Europe.’

MailOnline has contacted the BBC and Michael’s representative for comment at the time.

Speaking to Variety about the show going to the states, Michael said: ‘Hosting this show is the most fun I’ve had on television.

‘The format creates wonderful camaraderie among the celebrities, natural hilarity and genuine suspense. I can’t wait for The Wheel to roll across America.’

And it seems the excitement is mutual as President of Warner Bros. Unscripted Television, Mike Darnell, revealed he and NBC ‘picked up’ the show within just 24 hours of it being pitched.

Game show: Hosted by comedian Michael, it follows seven celebrities, who try to help contestants win money by answering questions on an expert field

Game show: Hosted by comedian Michael, it follows seven celebrities, who try to help contestants win money by answering questions on an expert field

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