In an Instagram post, Mabuse revealed that NHS Test and Trace told her to say she had been in contact with someone who tested positive for Covid-19.
Although restrictions in the UK now mean those who are doubly vaccinated do not have to self-isolate, the vaccine and the booster she received In Germany is “not recognized” in the UK.
“I’m sorry to say that I will have to miss this weekend on Strictly“the post said.
“Yesterday I was contacted by NHS Test and Trace as being in close contract with someone on Sunday November 21 who has since tested positive.
“To be doubly vaccinated and booster as I am, would normally mean an exemption from isolation under ‘close contact’ rules, but unfortunately German EU vaccines are not recognized and neither is my booster in this case – so I have to follow UK government guidelines and may not return until after 30 November to UK.
This means West End star and Oscar nominee Cynthia Erivo will step in for the second week in a row, following Craig Revel Horwood tested positive for Covid-19 The week before.
The BBC said: “As Motsi will not be taking part in #Strictly this weekend, we are delighted that Cynthia Erivo is joining us again as a guest judge!
“We look forward to seeing Motsi in the ballroom next week.”