Val Chmerkovskiy won’t be dancing within the ballroom with Gabby Windey through the Dancing With the Stars Halloween episode, which airs on October 31. The DWTS professional revealed on October 28 in an Instagram video that he had examined constructive for COVID-19.
“I’ve obtained some unhealthy information, I sadly examined constructive for COVID and won’t be able to carry out this Monday,” Val stated. “It sucks majorly — for lack of a greater, extra profound phrase. However the good factor is that Gabby examined damaging so we’re nonetheless in it.”
Val revealed that Alan Bersten, who was lately eradicated with Jessie James Decker, might be stepping in for him on Halloween Evening. Val famous that he would “be again subsequent week” if he and Gabby aren’t eradicated.
“This can be a enormous bummer, I’m very disenchanted,” he continued. “I really feel like I let some folks down, and selfishly, was actually wanting ahead to this week’s routine, being Halloween, being Argentine Tango. I actually love this routine however the good factor is Gabby is aware of it, Gabby’s prepared and Alan’s gonna do an amazing job and also you guys are gonna vote us by way of, so I’ll be again subsequent week.”
Within the feedback part, Val added that his spouse, Jenna Johnson, is feeling advantageous. “Wifey is sweet too. She examined damaging,” he wrote. Jenna is at present anticipating the couple’s first little one. Gabby additionally wrote, “We’ll miss you!! Simply need Jenna to remain secure and also you to really feel higher!”
Val and Gabby are frontrunners of season 31. They lately earned the primary good rating of the season for his or her fierce tango on Promenade Evening. “The whole lot about that was good,” choose Derek Hough stated after their efficiency.
Val isn’t the primary DWTS professional to check constructive for COVID-19 this season. Daniella Karagach needed to miss two weeks of the competitors after testing constructive. Fortunately, her accomplice Joseph Baena and husband Pasha Pashkov didn’t check constructive at any level.