McFly will perform without frontman Tom Fletcher tonight in Glasgow after he tested positive for Covid. 

The Strictly Come Dancing star tested positive with his dance partner Amy Dowden one day after the first live show of the series.

Tom has been touring with McFly across the country while also taking part in the dance series.

The singer said he is “so, so sorry” to miss the gig at The SSE Hydro arena in Glasgow.

Glasgow Times:

McFly said on Twitter: “Unfortunately Tom is unwell and won’t be onstage with us tonight in Glasgow.

“He sends huge and heartfelt apologies to all the fans he won’t see tonight.

“The show will still be going ahead, we’re looking forward to seeing you all and need you guys to sing extra loud for us tonight.”

The BBC said the Tom and Amy contracted the virus on Sunday afternoon, and would be self-isolating.


They said in a statement: “Tom Fletcher and Amy Dowden have tested positive for Covid-19.

“The pair are now self-isolating separately following the latest Government guidelines.

“While they will both miss Saturday’s live show, Strictly Come Dancing protocols mean that, all being well, they will return the following week.

“Strictly has and will continue to follow government guidelines in order to keep everyone safe.”

This means the pair will not be able to practice together for 10 days.

This follows reports that three of the shows dancers were unvaccinated, though there is no suggestion that either Fletcher or Dowden were among this number.

Dowden said she was vaccinated on February 4 in an Instagram post.

Fletcher and Dowden tackled a cha-cha to September by Earth, Wind and Fire in Strictly Come Dancing’s first live show of the 2021 series the night before testing positive.