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Daniella Karagach Gives COVID-19 Update Regarding ‘Dancing With the Stars’

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By Kelly Coffey-Behrens on October 3, 2022 at 7:00 PM EDT

Last week, "Dancing With the Stars" pro Daniella Karagach tested positive for COVID, forcing her to sit out of Elvis week and have her partner, Joseph Baena, actor and son of Arnold Schwarzenegger, dance with fill-in Alexis Warr.

It's been one week since Karagach tested positive for COVID, leaving fans hopeful she could return to dance this week for Bond night. However, the 29-year-old, who won Season 30 of "Dancing With the Stars" with Iman Shumpert, just posted an update to her Instagram story.

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"Dancing With the Stars" pro Daniella Karagach Gives Fans COVID-19 Update

Daniella Karagach DWTS
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Fans have been asking Karagach if she would return to "Dancing With the Stars" this week after testing positive for COVD-19 last week, however, the pro shared she has good news and bad news.

The bad news - the 29-year-old pro will not be returning to dance this week for Bond night. "I'm not back tomorrow night, Alexis will be filling in for me," she said in her Instagram story. Alexis Warr danced with Joseph Baena last week as well when they scored a 24 out of 40 for their Viennese waltz to “If I Can Dream,”

The good news is she will officially return to compete next week! "I am so excited. I finished choreographing the dance earlier this week after 500 million hours sitting at home," Karagach continued.

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The "Dancing With the Stars" pro had to quarantine for the past week despite her being completely asymptomatic. "It was the absolute worst, so I am so excited to finally be back next week. There is no way I'm missing Disney night," she continued.

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“Dancing With the Stars” Season 31

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"The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" actor Alfonso Ribeiro and "America's Next Top Model" host Tyra Banks are co-hosting the new season of “Dancing with the Stars” with Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Derek Hough as judges. The reality competition show recently moved from its home of ABC to Disney's streaming service, Disney+.

Some of the top contenders in this season of the reality competition show include TikTok star Charli D’Amelio, “Let’s Make a Deal” host Wayne Brady, Drag Queen Shangela, actress Selma Blair and “Bachelorette” Gabby Windey.

The complete list of celebrities competing in this season, and their partners, are as follows:

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  • Joseph Baena with dance partner Daniella Karagach
  • Selma Blair with dance partner Sasha Farber
  • Wayne Brady with dance partner Witney Carson
  • Sam Champion with dance partner Cheryl Burke
  • Charli D’Amelio with dance partner Mark Ballas
  • Heidi D’Amelio with dance partner Artem Chigvintsev
  • Jessie James Decker with dance partner Alan Bersten
  • Trevor Donovan with dance partner Emma Slater
  • Daniel Durant with dance partner Britt Stewart
  • Teresa Giudice with dance partner Pasha Pashkov
  • Vinny Guadagnino with dance partner Koko Iwasaki
  • Cheryl Ladd with dance partner Louis van Amstel
  • Jason Lewis with dance partner Peta Murgatroyd
  • Shangela with dance partner Gleb Savchenko
  • Jordin Sparks with dance partner Brandon Armstrong
  • Gabby Windey with dance partner Val Chmerkovskiy
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Jason Lewis was eliminated on night one and Teresa Giudice was voted off last week.

Jessie James Decker Dancing With the Stars
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“Dancing With the Stars” is set to air tonight, Monday, October 3 on Disney+. The stars will be dancing to songs themed after the "Bond" movies.

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