Michael McIntyre's The Wheel thrown into chaos as staff member gets Covid and forces guest Harry Redknapp into isolation

MICHAEL McIntyre's The Wheel thrown into chaos as staff member gets Covid – and forces guest Harry Redknapp into isolation.

Insiders working on the BBC show said the production has hit a major rut after one of the staffers tested positive for Covid-19.

And while filming was halted on the series, the impact is also being felt outside of the show – with guest star Harry Redknapp forced to cancel a big money speaking gig after he came into contact with the individual.

An insider said: “Although The Wheel was filmed as safely as possible, one person working on the show did test positive for Covid – meaning everything ground to a halt.

“It was a bit of a nightmare, as obviously those who’d been in direct contact with the person had to then go into isolation to ensure they protected others.

“Harry Redknapp had to cancel a gig after filming because he was having to isolate, so while it affected those working on The Wheel it also had a knock on effect on everything else.

“The safety of everyone working on The Wheel and those booked to appear on it is a priority for the show’s bosses.”

A spokesperson for The Wheel confirmed the news and said: “We can confirm an individual has tested positive for COVID.

“We have and will continue to follow strict government guidelines to ensure the safety of all on the production, the filming schedule of which is unaffected.”

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