the Dance with the stars Participants will dance to the end of the world, although one of these couples will no longer do so in front of a television audience.

On Monday, October 4th, ABC’s competitive show dedicated the episode to this Britney Spears‘Britney Night’ music that gives contestants the opportunity to support the embattled pop star amid their ongoing battle for the conservators.

The participants and jurors experienced a number of challenges of their own this week. According to the dance professional Cheryl Burke Tested positive for COVID-19 the day before the September 27 episode, partner Cody Rigsby found out later that week that he, too, had received a positive diagnosis. That meant the couple had to dance virtually from home instead of performing from the ballroom.

In addition, hosts Tyra Banks declared this judge Derek Hough was absent from the episode “due to possible COVID exposure” even though he tested negative and is fully vaccinated. As a result, each couple’s score for that week would only be 30 potential points, with Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli Dealing with the evaluations as in the old days.