She will be replaced this weekend by award-winning actress and singer Cynthia Erivo, who Viewers liked it During her tenure as a guest judge on the show last weekend.
In a statement, posted on social media, Motsy said she was “distracted” to miss this weekend’s shows.
She wrote: “I got a kick out of saying I’m going to miss this weekend in Strictly. Yesterday, I was contacted by NHS Test and Trace for being in close contact with someone on Sunday 21 November who has since tested positive.”
“Dual vaccination and booster as I am, usually means exemption from isolation under the ‘close contact’ rules, but unfortunately neither the German EU vaccines nor my booster have been recognized in this case,” the dancer added.
She continued: “I have therefore to follow UK government guidelines and can only return to the UK after 30 November.
“Our health is the most important thing and fortunately I got tested several times this week and it’s negative. I’m healthy. I’m with my family – that’s what matters.”
She concluded, “I wish everyone well. Send my love. Keep dancing. Until then, lots of love and stay safe.”
A Strictly Come Dancing spokesperson said: “We can confirm that Motsi Mabuse will not be participating in Strictly Come Dancing this weekend.
They added, “We are looking forward to Mozzi’s return with us at the end of next week.”
Fans have now meticulously responded to Motsi’s post, with one commenting, “This just broke my heart! Sending you so much love!”
Another fan wrote, “Very sad we won’t see you this weekend but you are safe, healthy and with your little family and that’s what matters.” While another said: “We will miss you. Glad you are fine and in good health.”
Some fans of the BBC series shared their joy that Cynthia would serve as her replacement, and one viewer replied: “Lovely Cynthia, happy to be back.”
Others said the 34-year-old was a “great alternative” in the conditions and a “breeze of fresh air last week”.
Another commented, “It would be nice to have Cynthia back on the judging panel again.”
It will accurately return on Saturday evening from 6.55pm on BBC One. You can follow previous episodes on the BBC iPlayer.
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